#1
A long time ago (maybe 1-2 years ago), i remember reading here on UG a thread about a free audio player software which supposedly is the best.
People were saying it was better than WMP, iTunes, etc.
IIRC, it was kinda "the audio player software for audiophiles".

I'd like to try that software, but the thing is, i can't remember its name... I had made a note with the name, but i formatted my computer a while ago, and that file must've been among a few things i forgot to backup.
Also, UG's searchbar and Google searches didn't help at all.


Does anyone have any idea which audio player it may be?
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#3
Winamp?
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#4
I'm guessing winamp, because it plays most lossless files, I still hate the program though.
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#5
Quote by Bushinarin
VLC media player maybe?

Nope, it was really audio-focused... Like, designed to give you the maximum potential of your audio files.

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Winamp?

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I'm guessing winamp, because it plays most lossless files, I still hate the program though.

Nope, it wasn't Winamp either.

It wasn't one of the major software names.
This software had quite an "underground", connoisseur, feeling to it.
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#10
Right well what is it that you need from your media player that WMP/iTunes don't offer? Do you need specific file-support or something... or do you just want to tell people that you have a player 'for audiophiles'.
Because I'll just say, the software on which you play your compressed MP3 files won't affect the sound quality in any way.

The main area where WMP and iTunes fall down is their usability and UI, in which case I was actually surprised to find Zune a nice alternative.
Last edited by vitchb at Feb 1, 2012,
#12
Quote by vitchb
Because I'll just say, the software on which you play your compressed MP3 files won't affect the sound quality in any way.

This is the most important thing. It won't even affect it that much for lossless files.

Audio source is the most important thing in sound quality, TS. Not the media player.

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I detest Winamp, just saying...

It has the best visualizer though. Milkdrop 2 >>> Everything else
#14
I'm a foobar2000 user. Generally quite popular among the more audiophile-type people, though I wouldn't call myself one of them.
#15
CD's are inherently not a good delivery method for high-quality audio though. Even if you rip at 320kbps or lossless, it's still a 16-bit file. Download music at 24-bit FLAC if you want lossless audio.
#16
I'd have a stab and say Foobar2000 and Songbird/Vox.
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#17
Why the hate for winamp? Add classicpro and I find it's awesome.

Aslo, as someone else said, milkdrop 2 is miles ahead of any other visualizer out there.

OT: If it's not that or vlc, the only thing I can think of is foobar or MediaMonkey.
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#18
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Longshot here, but MediaMonkey?

No, that's not it...

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J. River Media Jukebox ?

This isn't the one either.

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Foobar? I know they have a lot of cool plugins too

Nope.

Quote by vitchb
Right well what is it that you need from your media player that WMP/iTunes don't offer? Do you need specific file-support or something... or do you just want to tell people that you have a player 'for audiophiles'.
Because I'll just say, the software on which you play your compressed MP3 files won't affect the sound quality in any way.

The main area where WMP and iTunes fall down is their usability and UI, in which case I was actually surprised to find Zune a nice alternative.

I just wanted to try it for myself, and see if there's really a noticeable difference in quality.

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songbird?

Still no.

Quote by mental_zer0
Audio source is the most important thing in sound quality, TS. Not the media player.

Obviously.
But, IIRC, the software was designed in a more advanced way than most other audio players out there, and it was supposed to give you the best quality possible from your audio files (depending on their individual quality, of course).

Quote by RPGoof
Unless you're using Exact Audio Copy, which is plays CD in their native quality. ****ing awesome program.

No.


Now i'm really determined to find it, it's getting annoying having seen the project webpage and not being able to find it anywhere.
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#19
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#22
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How about one of these?

Nope.

Besides, i already checked every piece of software on this list before coming to the Pit for help.
Coming here with a serious question is a clear sign of my desperation

I've been searching for hours now, with zero results... It must be a really underground piece of software.
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Quote by Linkerman
Nope.

Besides, i already checked every piece of software on this list before coming to the Pit for help.
Coming here with a serious question is a clear sign of my desperation

I've been searching for hours now, with zero results... It must be a really underground piece of software.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxee?

Do you know if this was purely an audio player, or did it support video as well?
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#26
Quote by palm mute
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxee?

Do you know if this was purely an audio player, or did it support video as well?

It wasn't Boxee.
It was purely an audio player, no video support.

Quote by jazz_rock_feel
It doesn't matter in the end. It's not like they have any tangible effect on sound quality.

Yes, technically that's true. But this is one of the things that you see once, and that idea stays on your mind... And then it's frustrating because you want to try it, but you can't


I think one of the features of that software was "pre-loading" the files, so that it would play them seamlessly. Something about you getting an 100% unadulterated playback.
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#27
Quote by jazz_rock_feel
It's not like they have any tangible effect on sound quality.

Unless you're one of those goobers who uses the EQ.