Which is the Best Music Player software ?

By robertq ยท 11 replies
Dec 4, 2007
  1. I want to buy a software to play MP3 & other music formats on my PC..

    Cost is not the problem.

    Can you guys suggest the best one ?

    Thank You.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    QuickTime is the best, because it brings profits to Apple, is infuriatingly "user friendly" and it has nice exploitable security holes!

    Seriously. What is "best"? Do you want the player to have skins so you can make it a huge pink semi-transparent tentacled Hentai character? Does it have to play videos? Do you want to play audio DVDs? Do you want to play DRM content from online shops? Do you want to play open formats like OGG or FLAC? Are you interested in plugins like sound "enhancement"? Ripping CDs? Recording music? Do you want pretty visualisations? Do you want something that consumes 100MB or RAM or would it be OK to have something that fits in less than 1MB? Do you want to run it in WIndows 3.1, Windows NT, Wndows 95 or maybe WIndows XP or Vista?
  3. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Like Nodsu said,VLC and IrfanView (+codec pack) and Winamp lite,

    will play most things without using much memory,or costing money.
  4. robertq

    robertq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Looks Great
    have to play videos
    play audio DVDs
    interested in plugins like sound "enhancement"
    Ripping CDs
    Recording music
    pretty visualisations
    RAM No problem - Have 4 GB
    Win XP

    So tell me now - As I said cost is no problem
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Well, DVD-Audio rules out 99% of the media players out there. The ones that I know are: WinDVD, PowerDVD and the Creative MediaSource.
  6. toy 121

    toy 121 TS Rookie

    quick time is the best for all around music playing, but if you want specific uses i would use another player
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Just stick with WMP11, it'll do all that apart from possibly audio dvd playback, unless you use a dvd that just has a load of mp3/wma etc files on it then you can open it and play the files
  8. robertq

    robertq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Just the quicktime or with itunes ?

    What about Video Playing ?


    What if I choose not to play DVDs ? Suggest in that case.

  9. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 178

    I myself use media monkey, im not sure if it can play dvd audio though. You can probaly find a plug in if you wanted to. Media monkey uses very little system resources and dosen't mess with the systems codecs (cough, WMP11).
  10. Kaleid

    Kaleid TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Foobar 0.83 in kernelmode for best audio. Plays a large amount of fileformats and is heavily customizable. Also is not memory hungry so it's not bloated
  11. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Assuming you have been convinced,by now,that there is no best player,

    I`m going to suggest KMPlayer

    It has more menus and options and effects,than any othe player.

    So it must be the best,really.:D
  12. robertq

    robertq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 95

    THanks guys.

    I am going to try two of them since I can afford them & decide.

    Will let you know.
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