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Poll
Question: Which Windows-based audio player do you use most?
Option 1: foobar2000 votes: 199
Option 2: iTunes votes: 9
Option 3: Winamp (and compatibles, ie. MediaMonkey, etc.) votes: 25
Option 4: XMPlay (and BASS derivatives, ie. 1by1, AIMP, Potplayer, etc.) votes: 5
Option 5: dBpoweramp votes: 0
Option 6: J River Media Centre votes: 7
Option 7: Windows Media Player votes: 1
Option 8: VLC votes: 5
Option 9: Spotify votes: 3
Option 10: Other (Please mention which in a comment) votes: 10
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: ExUser on 26 July, 2012, 12:43:32 PM
As discussed in that other thread, here is a new poll. The Unix variant will be out soon.

If you don't use a Windows-based audio player ever, submit a null vote.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Pri3st on 26 July, 2012, 02:39:37 PM
I voted null, as when I am in home, I use google music and when outside, my gnex with poweramp.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Porcus on 26 July, 2012, 03:22:25 PM
foobar2000, and then Spotify.

Didn't include VLC as I do not use it to listen to audio-only. (I sometimes open audio files in it for checking a property or two, and ... well, listening so much that I can verify that «this is the right file», that isn't to me listening for the sake of listening.)
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: zipr on 26 July, 2012, 03:27:36 PM
Seems strange that Mediamonkey and Winamp are the same selection. Apart from being able to share some plugins, they seem quite different to me.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Apesbrain on 26 July, 2012, 03:28:52 PM
The other I listed in answer to second question is SqueezePlay.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: RonaldDumsfeld on 26 July, 2012, 04:22:29 PM
I now use Traktor quite a lot as a media player. It only costs E70 now.

It's particularly good with house and electronic music. In these genres individual tracks have been designed to be mixed and are too long to play end on end.

You can set Traktor up in auto mode. It works exactly like any other media player (I know Foobar, VLC  & Spotify) with the added bonus it can beatmatch and set cue/exit points on individual tracks for you if you do a little preliminary set up work. 

Ableton Live is similar. You can download free trial versions. Both are renowned for their user-friendlyness but Traktor is easiest to start with.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Meeko on 26 July, 2012, 05:59:00 PM
foobar2000 first and foremost,  XMPlay or Potplayer secondly, for fun.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: antman on 26 July, 2012, 11:04:01 PM
#1 Winamp.  I've tried to leave it so many times, but keep coming back.

#2 Foobar.  It's set to default for all audio.  It's quick to open just to hear one track on the spot.  I used to do the same with WMP6.4 back when.

And I think it's strange that Winamp and MediaMonkey are in same category too.  I've always been a Winamp fan, never cared for MediaMonkey, and I think MediaMonkey fans feel the same.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: probedb on 27 July, 2012, 03:21:30 AM
I use foobar2000 to check stuff/replaygain etc but I don't listen to music on my PC, I use my Squeezebox.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: skamp on 27 July, 2012, 03:25:13 AM
I use fb2k to see how it "does" or "handles" stuff. I use deadbeef for playback.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Roseval on 27 July, 2012, 04:16:44 AM
The other one is MusiCHI, very nice for tagging classical
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Garf on 27 July, 2012, 08:36:09 AM
As discussed in that other thread, here is a new poll. The Unix variant will be out soon.

If you don't use a Windows-based audio player ever, submit a null vote.


This forum must be the worst possible place to get a representative sample.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: ExUser on 27 July, 2012, 10:14:56 AM
This forum must be the worst possible place to get a representative sample.
...unless my intent is to simply get a sample that is representative of this forum.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: CoRoNe on 27 July, 2012, 12:01:42 PM
I really don't understand why you didn't include the 2 mostly used DirectShow media players: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema and Zoom Player. You should've grouped them together with Windows Media Player as being DirectShow media players imho!
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: ExUser on 27 July, 2012, 12:10:39 PM
This is the first year I've run this sort of survey. Given the apparent popularity of dBpoweramp and J River, I'll probably remove one of them and replace it with something else next year. I was trying to hit as many bases as possible with this survey, but I'm not perfect.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: onkl on 27 July, 2012, 12:22:16 PM
I really don't understand why you didn't include the 2 mostly used DirectShow media players: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema and Zoom Player. You should've grouped them together with Windows Media Player as being DirectShow media players imho!

But do people use these to listen to their music?
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: stevenmmm on 27 July, 2012, 02:19:03 PM
This is the first year I've run this sort of survey. Given the apparent popularity of dBpoweramp and J River, I'll probably remove one of them and replace it with something else next year. I was trying to hit as many bases as possible with this survey, but I'm not perfect.

http://alternativeto.net/software/foobar2000/ (http://alternativeto.net/software/foobar2000/) will give you a good idea of what is popular for windows and linux
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: ExUser on 27 July, 2012, 02:32:08 PM
http://alternativeto.net/software/foobar2000/ (http://alternativeto.net/software/foobar2000/) will give you a good idea of what is popular for windows and linux
Not necessarily, especially around here.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: antman on 27 July, 2012, 09:21:27 PM
I was thinking along the same lines as Garf.  But annual codec poll is no different.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Iggy64 on 28 October, 2012, 10:01:52 AM
Have used MediaMonkey (for its library capabilities), f2000 (for its customizability), and XMPlay (for its size & portability) extensively.  But my current choice is MusicBee, which combines my personal favorite aspects of ALL of the above.  For someone who doesn't have time or capability to write lots of custom scripts but still wants great music managment plus decent control over the player, MB is worth a look.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: no404error on 28 October, 2012, 05:55:47 PM
XMPlay, AIMP and Winamp.

Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Venyos on 30 October, 2012, 04:35:15 AM
Foobar only! Is the best INMO.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: DonP on 30 October, 2012, 07:45:54 AM
Foobar.  Occasionally dbpoweramp.

WHatever happened to mozilla songbird?  It was too much of a memory hog to use regularly on my (at the time) 512 MB machine, but might be ok now.

Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: yaouza on 01 November, 2012, 09:10:38 AM
A combinaison of Mediamonkey for taging and classification, and MusicBee for playback.

Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Antonski on 01 November, 2012, 07:10:43 PM
MusicBee
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: The_Cisco_Kid on 06 November, 2012, 11:58:46 AM
Foobar2000 on the desktop and windows side of the laptop. I use Rhythmbox on the Ubuntu side of the laptop but  would something something as Foobar2k as like as possible, just have not looked at the alternatives available yet.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: Exposure on 01 December, 2012, 12:57:24 PM
Main usage: FB2K with DFX 9 Audio enhancer.

All audio software in use in my PC:
- FB2K (as mentioned, because of Facets Database, Shpeck, great TAK support, and much more. A real monsterous audio machine    ).
- Winamp (for V2M, Shoutcast and looks).
- XMPlay (for esotheric module codecs, not very often).
- Others:
-- ModPlug Player (modules, not very often though, since I have DUMB Module component in FB2K).
-- DeliPlayer (Amiga Modules, not very often, I Don't have much on my PC).
-- MegaMID (MS-DOS Sound Blaster MIDI files, like the above - not very often).

I also have JetAudio which I don't use at all. I have this because of 2 COWON products I own.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: sld on 01 December, 2012, 02:38:52 PM
I use Daum PotPlayer, but as a video player. Much better than VLC.

Have been using FB2K since its infancy.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: kennedyb4 on 01 December, 2012, 09:39:45 PM
I use Winamp for critical listening because of the adapt-x plugin.
Title: 2012 Windows Audio Player Usage Poll
Post by: tazdev on 07 December, 2012, 02:53:08 AM
Used to use WinAmp, but occasionally it froze or crashed, which could have been PC problem but couldn't cure it, so removed it.
Then started using iTunes about 3-4yrs ago, which was easy to use but not flexible enough, used to change settings without asking during upgrades & wouldn't play .flac files.
Tried FB2K, can't see the attraction tbh, too geeky out of the box & I couldn't be bothered reading a manual & help pages all the time. Anyway, each to their own I guess.
Settled on MusicBee - easy to use straightaway & able to tweak n change as you go.

Also use a mixture of EAC, TagScanner, Audacity & dBpoweramp Reference on wav-flac-mp3 files.