Discussion in 'Tech' started by Axl_Rose, May 8, 2005.
For all you Winamp naynayers, Winamp now is up to version 5.09. Long live the greatest media player.
Die Winamp, just die. Okay, so thats going a little overboard but I've given up on it ever since I realized just how choppy of video playback it has. It doesn't have any support for multiple language streams or subtitle configuration even after all this time. The developers must seriously be sitting on their thumbs all day.
I still use it occasionally since the streaming radio/tv aspect of the media library kicks ass. I'm still waiting for WMP to incorporate that. Or someone should put it into WMP Classic.
music = winamp
video = mplayer/vlc media player
Oh, and it says it fixed a security flaw, anyone know what it was?
I will forever and always stick with Winamp 2.91. It works great and doesn't have any bloat.
The only time I use winamp for video is when ac3 is too quiet in WMP.
Exactly...I never even install the video stuff.
Mr. Ali has the right idea... the only problem with mplayer is that it keeps history of files watched (pr0n?).
Privacy tab - clear history, i just did it
For video, I use media player classic, but I use this one.
Ya thats the same WMPC that I was speaking of.
I used to be a die-hard winamp fan, but then I kept seeing esun posting about foobar2000. Well, I was a little curious, so I checked it out. There are so many features and customizability at your fingertips. You can change every aspect of it, from colors, to how songs are displayed, to using freedb.org to automatically tag your albums.
A screenshot of mine:
Some of the preferences:
Honestly, listening to music has never been so easy.
it looks so ugly and plain. WINAMP 4-LIFE.
just as a note: the latest releases (incl. 5.09) contain only bugfixes afaik. there's no real development going on, is there?
it's not really development: but this latest version broke fullscreen, pressing FF in fullscreen, kick you out of the fullscreen WTF?
that's the thing though, Sparky's Foobar setup looks nothing like mine(or the default for that matter), mine looks nothing like my buddy's. If you've got any coding skills whatsoever(I don't btw), you can make Foobar look pretty much however you want. And forgetting the UI altogether, Foobar has fucking insane support for so many different formats.
(the green on my spectrum ananlyzer was a lot brighter before jpg compression-click for full)
take a look at what some people have done with their Foobars(well, actually all these were made possible with the "columnsUI" module):
I had that installed some months ago... seems like i should give a try again
Ehh I tried it. I don't really like it, but I have a hard time switching from something that I'm used to.
phht, 5.09 wrecked the cddb track database gubbins, reinstalling 5.04 fixed that.
for audio the 5.04 build plus the latest ipod plugin http://www.mlipod.com/ (works much better than shi**y itunes) I have no complaints.
Like Mr Ali said, mplayer for video, winamp for audio.
Recommend the Iplay skin as well
its dead to me :-D
does it play audio in 5.1 format? Thats the only reason why i dont use winamp, and use itunes.
I guess this thread isn't dead either.
my surround sound works with it, so i dont see why 5.1 wouldnt work
I don’t use it personally, but I found this thread over at Neowin, maybe it will help you out? Link.
edit: I just actually attempted to read it... hmmm hope it can help you out...