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

Rosemarie Chavarria

Hi, Lino,

I use winamp for playing streams but for the most part I use windows media player for playing my music files and for ripping CD's. All my music is on an external hard drive.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

Where is all your music? How about playing it off an external drive? I use iTunes for all my apple music. Really I keep Winamp around so I can play streams.

On 1/5/2018 2:13 PM, John Isige wrote:
Yes, really. It will be in the middle of playing music, and it will
crash. I'm using a minimal installation, no device sync stuff, no
Winamp Agent, no library. I have no idea why it crashes and I'm
frankly not interested in dicking around with it to find out. That's
probably because I had to reset my PC twice in the last month or so,
so this is my second go-round of reinstalling all and sundry. So at
this point, I'll just take a media player that works if it's decent.

On 1/5/2018 3:01, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Really? The question is why does it crash.
Normally if its used just to do the playing not the actual running of
a database its still got the edge over other ones, you need to stop
the portable device detector though as that has always crashed randomly.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "John Isige" <>
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Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 7:25 AM
Subject: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

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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