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#1 Redhat

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 09:22 PM

I would like to recommend QCD as a great alternative to Winamp or Windows Media Player to play your MP3's or other audio files for you.
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Stop what you're doing, find shelter and call your mom, because Quintessential Player 4.50 has arrived. This new version brings you closer to your music then ever before. Stop letting your media player push you around, take control with Quintessential's new and improved arsenal of features.

QCD is still all about you. With its new extended freeform skinning engine and plethora of feature extending plugins Quintessential Player can be whatever you want it to be.

Most importantly you can take control of your listening experience for FREE. How is this possible you ask? It just is. Don't let the price fool you, there are no Pro versions, cripples, nags or spyware. Quintessential is here to be enjoyed without any catches.

For more information take the Quintessential Tour!
It can be found @ http://www.quinnware.com and is freeware, regularly updated and worked on, plus the sound quality is unbelievable!

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#2 toadbee

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 01:13 PM

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MediaMonkey: Get Your Music Collection in Order!
  • Organize music and edit tags in your audio library with a powerful, intuitive interface
  • Automatically lookup and tag Album Art and other metadata
  • Manage 50,000+ files in your music collection without bogging down
  • Play MP3s and other audio formats, and never again worry about varying volume
  • Record CDs into OGG, MP3, and WMA files
  • Convert MP3s, OGG, and WMA files into other formats with the Audio Converter
  • Create playlists and music mixes quickly and easily to suit any occasion
  • Synchronize with iPods and portable MP3 players effortlessly
  • Plus much more...
Coolest freebie Mp3 player / organizer / ripper around :)
http://www.mediamonkey.com/

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 05:55 AM

Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player. The included Media Player Classic supports it and works very well. No advertising, no registration forms, nothing annoying! Freeware!
More Info - Download: Real Alternative


QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt, .3gp and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player. It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages. Freeware!
More Info - Download: QuickTime Alternative

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 01:28 AM

jetAudio
jetAudio Basic is definitely freeware without some advanced features of jetAudio Plus. If you need these features, you can purchase jetAudio 6 Plus including all Extension Packs at our online store.
  • Audio/Video Playback
  • Easy to Use
  • Best sound quality ever
  • Supports all major file formats
  • Internet Broadcasting
Differences between Basic & Plus

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 07:59 PM

Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include ReplayGain support, low memory footprint and native support for several popular audio formats.

Features:
  • Audio formats supported: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA.
  • Full unicode support.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component (requires external commandline encoder executables for different output formats).
  • ReplayGain support - both playback and calculation.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.
Product Info: foobar2000

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http://www.foobar200...ents/index.html

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 06:10 AM

MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies..

The roots of MPlayer are in the Unix environment, and it shows in the way MPlayer is used: There is no graphical user interface, however there are many other 'front-ends' (GUI) available for MPlayer: QUI for MPlayer, Goo Media Center, KumaPlayer(Linux), SMplayer(Windows/Linux), only to mention a few. A search at SourceForge and Google will yield a multitude of other front-ends for MPlayer. MPUI for Windows can be found here.

Product Info: MPlayer

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:36 AM

Zoom Player is a robust media and DVD front-end player. It was designed to be simple at first glance while being remarkably dynamic and flexible when used to its full potential. It works in two modes: a Media mode which can play any file supported by DirectShow (any file which plays in MediaPlayer) and a DVD mode which uses pre-installed DirectShow DVD filters to play DVD content. It supersedes media player in all it's functions and provides several important functions that media player lacks. It provides special zooming functions to improve TV-output quality by eliminating overscan. Completely rewritten in the last year -for the complete change list, click here. Free for Non-Commercial use.

More Info & Download: Zoom Player

Edited by Chachazz, 24 February 2007 - 11:51 PM.


#8 Chachazz

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 04:20 PM

Attached File  VLC.gif   1.04KB   190 downloads VLC Media Player
...the cross-platform media player and streaming server

VLC is a free cross-platform media player.
  • It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs
  • It is available for almost every OS
  • It needs little CPU power
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Features
For more information about what features are supported on your operating system, please see the full features list.

? Windows | Mac | Linux | BeOS | Open BSD | Solaris | QNX | Source

? Skins: Portability: skins work on Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP, and any X11-based OS like Linux

More Info: VLC Home

#9 Hardhead

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 04:17 PM

Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP offers great new ways to store and enjoy all your music, video, pictures, and recorded TV. Play it, view it, and sync it to a portable device for enjoying on the go or even share with devices around your home?all from one place.

Simplicy in Design
Bring a whole new look to your digital entertainment.

More of the Music you Love
Breathe new life into your digital music experience.

All your Entertainment in One Place
Store and enjoy all of your music, video, pictures, and recorded TV.

Enjoy Everywhere
Stay connected with your music, video, and pictures no matter where you are. Check out your new Media Sharing feature

Readme for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP

System Requirements: Windows XP Pro/Home SP 2 x86 and x64

Download all Windows Media Player versions.

Edited by Chachazz, 31 October 2006 - 04:42 PM.


#10 Chachazz

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:45 AM

Nullsoft WINAMP Player
"This powerful little toy was the brainchild of diabolical genius and self-made llama philanthropist Justin Frankel. Justin had but one goal in mind while coding the early versions of Winamp. He wanted to spread his proverbial seed (referring to the dna of Winamp obviously). Once that goal was realized (thank goodness), Justin decided to give the player away so that the rest of us could find that ever-elusive thang known as amore. This was a daunting task and Justin was extremely lazy. He decided to bring new friends into the fold so that he could concentrate on his new preoccupation of doing doughnuts in his truck and driving hot cars. And so Nullsoft was born."

Winamp Free & Pro:
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#11 Chachazz

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 06:03 PM

VUPlayer is a freeware multi-format audio player for Windows supporting many formats.

Requirements
-Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT ,2000, XP or Vista
-Microsoft DirectX version 3 or later
-32-bit mixing requires WDM audio drivers
-Graphic EQ requires DirectX 8 (version 9 required for 32-bit mixing)
-Windows Media Audio support requires Windows Media Player version 9 or later
-QuickTime MPEG-4 support requires QuickTime version 7 or later
-MIDI support requires a SoundFont
-Audioscrobbler & freedb functionality requires an internet connection
-Audio CD support requires Windows NT, 2000, XP or Vista
-CD-Text support requires Windows XP or Vista

Features include:
? gapless playback ?
? MP3/OGG/WMA internet file streaming ?
? optional 32-bit mixing ?
? 9-band graphic equalizer ?
? volume, balance & pitch controls ?
? full system tray functionality ?
? timer playback/screen saver feature ?
? configurable system-wide hotkeys ?
? support for multiple visuals via a plug-in system ?
? digital audio extraction ?
? encoding to Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, APE, WMA & WV formats ?
? Audioscrobbler support ?
? remote freedb support ?
? CD-Text support ?
More Info & Download: VUPlayer

#12 stidyup

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 10:43 AM

AVS Media DVD Player

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Play movie DVDs, video & audio files right on your computer with FREE AVS DVD Player. No spyware or adware. Safe to install!!!

AVS DVD Player is a compact and easy-to-use program that has a simple user-friendly interface allowing you to start watching DVD movies with no additional software.

One more pleasant thing about it - it is absolutely FREE SOFTWARE!


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Posted 17 April 2007 - 09:23 PM

GSpot is a video codec identification utility - identifies which video codec and audio compression method is used on .avi files, whether the matching codec is installed, and more.

- Establishes what video codecs (audio and video) are required to play an AVI file.
- Determines whether these codecs are installed on your system.
- Isolates problems associated with these codecs.
- Simple operation - Basic use: "File > Open", then read results.
- Identifies download induced problems (truncated files, "cooked" files, etc.)
- Shows framerate, duration, aspect ratio, bitrates, AVI structure info, and more.
- Displays and allows editing of RIFF info (title, etc); displays "hidden" ASCII info.
- Drag and Drop and "Send To" support, multi-file (batch) processing support.
- Copy/Paste or text export GSpot information - format is user configurable.
- Built-in database of 350 video and 150 audio codec types.
- Advanced UI including "dual-mode" and hyperlinked "persistent" tool tips.
- Full support for OGG media files as well as AVI stream formats.
- Identification (only) of non-AVI files (.flv, mp4, .mpg, .mov, .qt, .rm, .swf, .wmv, .asf, etc.)
- Supports VFW, ACM, DirectShow and DMO codec types (audio and video)
- Win95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP/Vista
- No Install (optional), No spyware, No advertising, No registration
- Free for personal use.

http://www.headbands...gspot/index.htm


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Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:27 PM

QT Lite
QT Lite is a lightweight version of QuickTime.
It contains only the essential components that are required for viewing QuickTime content in your favorite browser.

QT Lite will allow you to :
- Play QuickTime movies that are embedded in webpages.
- Download HD QuickTime trailers.
- Play QuickTime files in Media Player Classic or ZoomPlayer.

Features of QT Lite :
- QuickTime base components
- QuickTime ActiveX plugin
- QuickTime plugin for Opera/Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape

http://free-codecs.c...oad/QT_Lite.htm

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:43 PM

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Spider Player is a fast and easy way to listen to your music.
It has a complete range of powerful options and it's totally free!Amazing sound quality
Internal 32-bit sound processing adds extra clarity and fidelity to playback, even if your sound card is not capable of output in such resolution.Crossfading
Crossfading effects result in a smooth subtle transition between tracks.Surround Sound
Supports 5.1/7.1 Surround as well as classic stereo/mono audio files.
Features List? | Screenshots? | Skins, Language Packs, Icon Packs?

Jan 2011
Spider Player is no longer being developed. You can still download and use it, though. Please use the following license key to unlock all the PRO features: 27U3Z909I95-KK147A893S4K6Y1M0F-780363812. Spider Player PRO is completely free now, never mind the EULA...developer, Vitaly Kravchenko.

Download setup file: http://web.archive.o...der-player.com/

Portable: http://web.archive.o.../download/other