Re: What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?


John Isige
 

I use VLC for videos, yeah. I'd still use Winamp, if it wasn't crashing fairly regularly. If I knew of some fairly easy thing to try to stop that, I'd install Winamp and give it a shot. But I'm fairly computer literate, and I can't think of anything that would be doing it that I could change. Somebody recommended Clementine Player:


https://www.clementine-player.org/


Didn't quite grab me though.

On 1/5/2018 13:30, JM Casey wrote:
Hey John et al.

I use Winamp too, but I'm not gonna sit here and tell you it should work and you should jump through hoops to get it to work on your system. I've found over the years that there are lots of seemingly inexplicable reasons why the same programme might behave differently on different systems, and like you said, it taxes the patience and you may as well just use what actually does work. I fussed a little more getting Winamp to work on my Windows 10 machine, because the guy who built my system did m the favour of setting it up, only he did it wrong. It works now and I'm rather attached to it. But I also use VlC. VLC is my video player, and probably always will be. Frankly I don't think there is a better video player anywhere. It plays all formats out of the box, pretty much, and unlike in winamp, it's really easy to select different audio tracks from an .avi or .mkv file. There's a lot you can do with it that I haven't totally figured out, and some of the screens are a bit iffy from an accessibility standpoint, but I think we already talked about that. I even figured out how to adjust the equalizer and keep the settings intact, though I think Winamp's is more user friendly.



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Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

Thanks for all the recommendations. IIRC, since people seem to be really worried about this, I never touch the Winamp library. I hit shift-l and point it at my albums folder. It starts playing but eventually crashes at some point. The only other thing I've ever used to load music into Winamp was the playlist editor.


On 1/5/2018 12:45, Casey wrote:
hi since you use foobar do you need it to remember every file you play
in A play list?

Do you like it that way.

So when it plays something it is stilled stored in A list so you can
play it again later if you would like to.

If you don't like that future or no how to disable it.

Can you please share how?




On 1/5/2018 11:07 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
I also recommend fubar 2000 as well. I have shortcuts set up for play
rewind and volume ETC. And by the way do not ever ever ever load
stuff into the winamp library. Just use explore and find it. This is
how I did stuff all the time when I used to use it.

On Jan 5, 2018, at 7:47 AM, Casey <cwollner@...> wrote:

Hi if you down load this software what is the best way to install it
and set it up for the best results?

Also what kind of learning curve does it have?




On 1/5/2018 3:39 AM, Jacob Kruger wrote:
Gom player offers full interface via context menu and shortcut keys
- it's my current multimedia player software:

http://www.gomlab.com/


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2018/01/05 09:25, John Isige wrote:
Hi all. I'm looking for a Winamp replacement, since it keeps
crashing, apparently the amount of music I have is just too much
for it. I like Winamp's minimal interface. I don't have to tab all
over the place to get to things, I don't have to hit weird alt
function key combinations, stuff like that. I loathe iTunes, in
case anybody wants to suggest it. Also, I'm looking for something
modern, or at least maintained, so please don't start telling me
about how if you find just the right website, you can download a
version of Windows Media Player from twelve ears ago that's awesome!


I tried playing with Groove a bit. It works, but there seems to be
no keyboard shortcuts to speak of, at least not that I saw, and it
was tab central through a bunch of stuff I don't really care
about. But maybe I just need to learn it better. I organize my own
music, so other than pointing it at a folder and letting it go on
random or shuffle or whatever, I don't think I need an organizer.
I thought of VLC but I'm not sure if that has enough control or
accessibility, though I gather you can make whatever keyboard
shortcuts for it you want, so it's a possibility.


If anybody's got recommendations, I'd surely appreciate some. I'd
keep using Winamp, but apparently 200 plus GB of music is the
point at which Winamp throws up its hands and runs away to hide in
a closet. So I guess it's time to use something else, which is too
bad, because I still dig Winamp.





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Casey







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