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The PERFECT music playing app for Windows 8.

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I still think Winamp beats all of these -- especially with its ability to play music based on FOLDER selection and to have music libraries than can span different disks.

    Winamp can also use Gracenote for automatic tagging and can rip CD's etc into FLAC format too.

    I've even got this applcation on an android smartphone too -- works in latest release of "Dumbdroid" --4.1

    cheers
    jimbo
    Winamp is awful at tagging metadata. I still use it, mostly out of habit since I did grow up on it. But it is pretty archaic. A couple of reasons I like it is I like a particular lyrics plugin. I also like the small interface. And I like the ability to write a WAV file from any source.

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  2. #12


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    just check it ,and it still crashes when it zooms in on my area , no problem though I know where I live so I can enjoy the music and find my way home with out the nearby function .lol
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I still think Winamp beats all of these -- especially with its ability to play music based on FOLDER selection and to have music libraries than can span different disks.

    Winamp can also use Gracenote for automatic tagging and can rip CD's etc into FLAC format too.

    I've even got this applcation on an android smartphone too -- works in latest release of "Dumbdroid" --4.1

    cheers
    jimbo
    Winamp is awful at tagging metadata. I still use it, mostly out of habit since I did grow up on it. But it is pretty archaic. A couple of reasons I like it is I like a particular lyrics plugin. I also like the small interface. And I like the ability to write a WAV file from any source.

    Hi there

    If you want to tag manually use something like MP3tag -- works for FLAC etc.

    I got most of my music tagged automatically since I did CD rips into FLAC and Gracenote gets the CD data and tags the FLAC output during the rip.

    Mp3 tag is fine for tagging for manual tagging. It's a FREE application too.

    Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)


    One of the things I like about Winamp is the ability to have AND PLAY music in FOLDERS -- I don't like "Proprietary data bases" or "libraries". You don't need to set up complex play lists - either play the whole folder / subfolder or select the files and play those. Really simple system --although you can use playlists if you want.

    I like WINAMP's built in equalizer too -- most of the new sound systems / cards / drivers just give you a mix of "Pre-canned" effects which are usually designed for emphasized bass - and sounds generally far to "Boomy". Winamp equalizer allows you to manually select frequency gain etc which you CAN save as presets if you want.

    For example it's easy to have say folder for OPERA, folder for HEAVY METAL etc and sub folders according to taste -- whether by Artist, Album or whatever.

    This system can span volumes, you don't get Broken Libraries and can even be backed up or archived via simple "Drag and Drop" in File (or Windows) explorer.

    Some of the modern cataloguing systems are getting "Two clever by half".

    I keep mine simple as I don't want to re-riip over 3,000 CD's again !!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


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    Am I the only one getting the feeling that this thread is promoting music info instead of sharing?
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  5. #15


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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    I don't see where this app is so amazing, takes forever to load music from an indexed source, displays nothing at all under Artists, album art isn't cached so the images are constantly loading as you scroll back and forth. Besides the functional issues it's not even that great of a looking app. I think it has potential but it needs a lot of work.
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  6. #16


    The best music player for Windows 8 is foobar2000.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I downloaded the free version of Music Info. what separates it from the paid version? is there a time limit?
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    I downloaded the free version of Music Info. what separates it from the paid version? is there a time limit?
    No, there isn't a time limit. It seems with the paid version, you have m4a file playback, and I think animated Now Playing backgrounds. There are a few other things that separate it from the trial, they're more posh things though.
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  9. #19


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    it has a few flaws i think ,one for me is that is has the wrong band listed for some tunes ,i have a lot of Jethro Tull music and one mp3 is Ian Anderson talking about music Riffs ,and it picked that one mp3 and credited it a band call the Riffs,Death or Glory ,and done similar mistakes with a few others songs ,one song called Wind ,it shows i have one song by a band called Wind ,and these songs are in folders of J Tull tunes, list 5 time under H ,huey lewis and the news ,63 tunes , sows in each of the 5 add to queue,also don't like the fact i can skip a song if i don't want to listen to it
    edit i just figure out hot to skip a tune i don't like ,click on collection ,choose tracks ,pick next track
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  10. #20


    windows already has an app that plays all my music its called windows media player lol
    don't see the need to download anything to just do the samething
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