Thursday, August 27

Which program do you use PRIMARILY use to listen to music on your computer?
Windows Media Player
VLC (VideoLAN)
WMP Classic
Please Specify:


Metamatician said...

Thanks in advance for voting!

Here is an interesting comparison of MANY media players:

Media player comparison

Pia said...

That was an extensive list of players!

I use Windows media player, just because it's built in and ok. I like e.g. how it keeps track of how many times I've listened to different songs and the automatic playlists based on search criteria (like a playlist of songs I've listened to a lot earlier but not for a while). There was a neat plugin for using the ipod via windows media player btw, but I didn't feel it was important enough to be payed for. I sort of don't like using two different music programs, but I don't like iTunes enough to switch to it completely. Earlier (way earlier) I was a WinAmp fan, that was when I had time to search for nice skins and make playlists etc.

Metamatician said...

Yeah, I used to use Winamp back in the days, probably for 4-5 years. Also Windows Media Player because, like you say, it's built in and on work computers and things, it's always there. I finally switched to iTunes mostly just because I got an iPod. I didn't like it too much at first, but once you get your whole library important and organized the way you like it, then it becomes pretty nice to use. It makes automatic playlist and keeps track of song count as well, and a hundred other things. It's gotten rapidly better with each version, much faster than WMP has.

For listening to single songs people send me, say, which I'm not sure I want to add to my collection yet, I'll still use WMP or if it's a FLAC or OGG or something weird, I'll use Foobar2K. That's about it.

The one I hate and will NOT use is RealPlayer! I hate that company.

Metamatician said...

I meant "imported," by the way, not "important." Oops.

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