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

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hm. I’ll try this notepad method myself and see what happens. I guess I have a different approach to playlists as I rarely keep them around for more than a day or so. And I always created them using the playlist editor, though I thought it was neat that you could edit them manually, as it were. Your method of combining them should still work. I’m gonna look at it.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Damien Sykes
Sent: January 5, 2018 4:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

Hi,

Slight misunderstanding. No, I could never use the playlist editor. I would write out my own playlists.

I did try combining them. To use my year folders as an example:

years/1970-1979/1970-1979.m3u

In that file, I might have:

1971/1971.m3u

1972/1972.m3u

1973/1973.m3u

...

1979/1979.m3u

If I then played 1970-1979.m3u it still wouldn’t play anything.

I try to reference my actual music folders as little as possible, because then if I change their location I then haven’t got as many playlists to try and sift through to correct the broken links.

Cheers.
Damien.

 

From: JM Casey

Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 8:46 PM

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

 

Hey.

 

I’m glad you discovered the playlist editor. Like I said in a previous post, it’s maybe a good part of the reason I keep winamp around. I can’t really imagine using the player without it.

 

Easy solution to your playlist problem: use notepad to combine them. Just make sure you remove the header at the beginning of the second file. I can’t remember what it is, but it’s the first line of texxt you’ll find there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Damien Sykes
Sent: January 5, 2018 3:30 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

Hi,

I have used Winamp for the past 16 years now, and have never had any major problems with it. I emphasise “major”, since 2015 Winamp has never liked CD’s on my system, giving me a hardcrash. I have also had some weird error messages with it, a few times on exit, and one error that made me chuckle when it once informed me, “Error asking thread to die.” I have also had occasion to uninstall and reinstall because something’s happened to a plugin that it doesn’t like.

I had a serious problem though. Up until recently, if I wanted a custom playlist, I would literally find the tracks I wanted, slap them all in a separate folder, hit the context menu and play in Winamp. All well and good, except that folder is using up space. If you have duplicate folder of all your favourite music, one separated into years, one into keys, one into tempoes...You get the idea. You could use a lot of space very quickly.

I then discovered the lovely world of playlist files. M3U files (basically text files with a bunch of file locations). Great. No, maybe not quite portable, but certainly compact and not a disk hogger. I can have my music separated by decade, or year etc, in a folder full of M3U playlists.

Theoretically, that should work. Problem is, hit the context menu and Play in Winamp on that monster, and you get no sound. Press X to play in Winamp, you get a lovely file open dialog.

So it seems that, while Winamp can play multiple tracks and even multiple folders of tracks, it can’t play multiple playlists.

I too was recommended to Foobar and VLC, but given how Winamp is a nice plain window with a dozen keys for playback, needless to say I found them a little more cluttered and a little less giving. Add insult to injury, Foobar also refuses to play multiple playlists.

So yeah. I too am looking for something new. In fact I’m getting so frustrated now given that most of my custom music folders are now riddled with playlists, that if I don’t find something soon I may resort to writing my own.

Cheers.
Damien.

 

From: JM Casey

Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 7:56 PM

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

 

Yes, winamp’s not being developed, but it’s perfectly usable. I can’t really think of any features I would personally like to see added to it, so I don’t see any reason for further versions so long as it continues to work with Windows 10, which it does. It won’t support all formats natively but there are about a million codecs available for it online if you need them.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bobby Vinton
Sent: January 5, 2018 2:41 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

Well win amp is no longer being developed any more so just remember vlc media player or pot player.  Let us know how those players work for you because they allways get updated.  Good luck

 

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From: John Isige
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 2:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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.

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>> 

>>>> 

>>>> 

>>> --

>>> 

>>> Casey

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

 

 

 

 


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

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When you say crashes, do you mean it won't play fast enough so gets stuck with a file kind of stopped?
I think this is often our old friend the explorer lag giving unexpected results to winamp.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Isige" <gwynn@tds.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 7:10 PM
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@wi.rr.com> 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






Re: Latest Firefox is extremely slow

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Hmm, I'm afraid I do rely on the system sounds in the add on for Firefox a lot, to know when downloadas atare done or if clicking a link actually did something. Without that for me its a shot in the dark.
I suggest Mozilla add sounds, it is I think something very useful to have for many people.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lenron" <lenron93@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Latest Firefox is extremely slow


hmm Kind of thinking to try the 58 beta. I am running 57 with a little
lag but not enough to make me completely hate it. I guess I also need
to find the master build of NVDA.

On 1/5/18, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
<bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
52esr does though.

I know of maybe five people using it with no issues. I guess anything before

48 might be a bit of a stretch though.

My main grouse about Windows 10 is the way a major update trashes the
patched outlook Express, still the only client I like and can handle mail
and newsgroups in the one package with minimal learning needed.
I know one should move with the times, but if there is no pressing need to
change one does find oneself questioning the of new software that is worse
for he puposes than the old one was.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rosemarie Chavarria" <knitqueen2007@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 3:36 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Latest Firefox is extremely slow


Older versions of firefox don't work with windows 10. Try the portable
version.



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Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 1:29 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Latest Firefox is extremely slow

Suggest 52 ESR as security update are available for that one, not the others

up to 56.

This is one reason why I do not agree with Joseph about using 58 in his
tutorials. In real world situations they have not yet fixed the access
issues to make it as nippy as the old version was.
Shame they needed to go down this road. They could easily keep the old
version and do security fixes for some years if they wanted to.
Brian

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From: "Edhoari Setiyoso" <edhoari.s@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Latest Firefox is extremely slow


Hi,

Fallback to FF version 53 seems do the trick. Will try update to latest
version just before Quantum

Thanks for your help

Edhoari Setiyoso
edhoari <dot> s [at] gmail <dot> com

On 04-Jan-18 12:49 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
The situation has improved somewhat in Firefox 58 and later, which NVDA
2018.1 will support (you can still use FF58 with NVDA 2017.4).
Cheers,
oseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Edhoari Setiyoso
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Latest Firefox is extremely slow

Hi All,

I tried Firefox for couple of weeks now and it feels so sluggish. I
think
it began with Firefox Quantum, Unfortunately the solution that I found
in
the mozilla forum is to prevent access for accessibility, effectively
rendering it useless with NVDA. Does anyone here has another solution?

Best Regards

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

Damien Sykes <damien@...>
 

Hi,
Slight misunderstanding. No, I could never use the playlist editor. I would write out my own playlists.
I did try combining them. To use my year folders as an example:
years/1970-1979/1970-1979.m3u
In that file, I might have:
1971/1971.m3u
1972/1972.m3u
1973/1973.m3u
...
1979/1979.m3u
If I then played 1970-1979.m3u it still wouldn’t play anything.
I try to reference my actual music folders as little as possible, because then if I change their location I then haven’t got as many playlists to try and sift through to correct the broken links.
Cheers.
Damien.
 

From: JM Casey
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?
 

Hey.

 

I’m glad you discovered the playlist editor. Like I said in a previous post, it’s maybe a good part of the reason I keep winamp around. I can’t really imagine using the player without it.

 

Easy solution to your playlist problem: use notepad to combine them. Just make sure you remove the header at the beginning of the second file. I can’t remember what it is, but it’s the first line of texxt you’ll find there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Damien Sykes
Sent: January 5, 2018 3:30 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

Hi,

I have used Winamp for the past 16 years now, and have never had any major problems with it. I emphasise “major”, since 2015 Winamp has never liked CD’s on my system, giving me a hardcrash. I have also had some weird error messages with it, a few times on exit, and one error that made me chuckle when it once informed me, “Error asking thread to die.” I have also had occasion to uninstall and reinstall because something’s happened to a plugin that it doesn’t like.

I had a serious problem though. Up until recently, if I wanted a custom playlist, I would literally find the tracks I wanted, slap them all in a separate folder, hit the context menu and play in Winamp. All well and good, except that folder is using up space. If you have duplicate folder of all your favourite music, one separated into years, one into keys, one into tempoes...You get the idea. You could use a lot of space very quickly.

I then discovered the lovely world of playlist files. M3U files (basically text files with a bunch of file locations). Great. No, maybe not quite portable, but certainly compact and not a disk hogger. I can have my music separated by decade, or year etc, in a folder full of M3U playlists.

Theoretically, that should work. Problem is, hit the context menu and Play in Winamp on that monster, and you get no sound. Press X to play in Winamp, you get a lovely file open dialog.

So it seems that, while Winamp can play multiple tracks and even multiple folders of tracks, it can’t play multiple playlists.

I too was recommended to Foobar and VLC, but given how Winamp is a nice plain window with a dozen keys for playback, needless to say I found them a little more cluttered and a little less giving. Add insult to injury, Foobar also refuses to play multiple playlists.

So yeah. I too am looking for something new. In fact I’m getting so frustrated now given that most of my custom music folders are now riddled with playlists, that if I don’t find something soon I may resort to writing my own.

Cheers.
Damien.

 

From: JM Casey

Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 7:56 PM

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

 

Yes, winamp’s not being developed, but it’s perfectly usable. I can’t really think of any features I would personally like to see added to it, so I don’t see any reason for further versions so long as it continues to work with Windows 10, which it does. It won’t support all formats natively but there are about a million codecs available for it online if you need them.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bobby Vinton
Sent: January 5, 2018 2:41 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

Well win amp is no longer being developed any more so just remember vlc media player or pot player.  Let us know how those players work for you because they allways get updated.  Good luck

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Isige
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 2:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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.

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>> --

>>>

>>> Casey

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>

 

 

 

 


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

Lino Morales
 

Well I'll play with it then. Its in my downloads folder now waiting to be installed.

On 1/5/2018 3:46 PM, Jacob Kruger wrote:
Gom player seems to handle almost all multimedia file types, and, has, at times, offered to download codecs when it needed to.


Two other reasons I like it are that it can handle voice adjustment, allowing you to then speed up playback without messing up voice sounds too much, and, it boosts playback volume higher than most other media players do.


Stay well


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

On 2018/01/05 21:44, Lino Morales wrote:
What file types does it support? I've thought of playing with Gom.


On 1/5/2018 4:39 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.













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

Jacob Kruger
 

Gom player seems to handle almost all multimedia file types, and, has, at times, offered to download codecs when it needed to.


Two other reasons I like it are that it can handle voice adjustment, allowing you to then speed up playback without messing up voice sounds too much, and, it boosts playback volume higher than most other media players do.


Stay well


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

On 2018/01/05 21:44, Lino Morales wrote:
What file types does it support? I've thought of playing with Gom.


On 1/5/2018 4:39 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.











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

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hey.

 

I’m glad you discovered the playlist editor. Like I said in a previous post, it’s maybe a good part of the reason I keep winamp around. I can’t really imagine using the player without it.

 

Easy solution to your playlist problem: use notepad to combine them. Just make sure you remove the header at the beginning of the second file. I can’t remember what it is, but it’s the first line of texxt you’ll find there.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Damien Sykes
Sent: January 5, 2018 3:30 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

Hi,

I have used Winamp for the past 16 years now, and have never had any major problems with it. I emphasise “major”, since 2015 Winamp has never liked CD’s on my system, giving me a hardcrash. I have also had some weird error messages with it, a few times on exit, and one error that made me chuckle when it once informed me, “Error asking thread to die.” I have also had occasion to uninstall and reinstall because something’s happened to a plugin that it doesn’t like.

I had a serious problem though. Up until recently, if I wanted a custom playlist, I would literally find the tracks I wanted, slap them all in a separate folder, hit the context menu and play in Winamp. All well and good, except that folder is using up space. If you have duplicate folder of all your favourite music, one separated into years, one into keys, one into tempoes...You get the idea. You could use a lot of space very quickly.

I then discovered the lovely world of playlist files. M3U files (basically text files with a bunch of file locations). Great. No, maybe not quite portable, but certainly compact and not a disk hogger. I can have my music separated by decade, or year etc, in a folder full of M3U playlists.

Theoretically, that should work. Problem is, hit the context menu and Play in Winamp on that monster, and you get no sound. Press X to play in Winamp, you get a lovely file open dialog.

So it seems that, while Winamp can play multiple tracks and even multiple folders of tracks, it can’t play multiple playlists.

I too was recommended to Foobar and VLC, but given how Winamp is a nice plain window with a dozen keys for playback, needless to say I found them a little more cluttered and a little less giving. Add insult to injury, Foobar also refuses to play multiple playlists.

So yeah. I too am looking for something new. In fact I’m getting so frustrated now given that most of my custom music folders are now riddled with playlists, that if I don’t find something soon I may resort to writing my own.

Cheers.
Damien.

 

From: JM Casey

Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 7:56 PM

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

 

Yes, winamp’s not being developed, but it’s perfectly usable. I can’t really think of any features I would personally like to see added to it, so I don’t see any reason for further versions so long as it continues to work with Windows 10, which it does. It won’t support all formats natively but there are about a million codecs available for it online if you need them.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bobby Vinton
Sent: January 5, 2018 2:41 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

Well win amp is no longer being developed any more so just remember vlc media player or pot player.  Let us know how those players work for you because they allways get updated.  Good luck

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Isige
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 2:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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.

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>> 

>>>> 

>>>> 

>>> --

>>> 

>>> Casey

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

 

 

 

 


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

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Interesting. Never heard of that one.

You know, I've thought of replacing winamp several times, but in the end just never felt the need to do it. It sounds like you know what you are doing, so if you can't get the old workhorse up and running properly, now, there just must be something about your system, setup or requirements that winamp can't cope with any longer.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: January 5, 2018 3:32 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

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.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
John Isige
Sent: January 5, 2018 2:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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@wi.rr.com> 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.





--

Casey









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

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

I have a very large music collection myself. This all imports to the winamp playlist editor with no problems, however I noticed since I got my windows 10 machine that if I try importing all my spoken word and TV stuff into the editor, there is indeed usually a crash. It probably does in fact have something to do with the size of the folders, and since it worked on my XP machine, I concluded that it’s somehow connected with Windows itself. It’s all right for me though, as I don’t really need to do this. Everyone has different requirements, right?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 5, 2018 3:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

I don't know if the size of the folder is causing the crashes and you haven't indicated you have tested this. You may just want to use a different player but first, are the crashes predictable at all, that is, do they occur when a particular file type or songs are being played? 

 

Also, have you tested by not just pointing at the music folder?  Assuming that you have subfolders, have you pointed at any large subfolders and tested this? 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

 

From: John Isige

Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 1:10 PM

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.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Casey
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>




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

Gene
 

I don't know if the size of the folder is causing the crashes and you haven't indicated you have tested this. You may just want to use a different player but first, are the crashes predictable at all, that is, do they occur when a particular file type or songs are being played? 
 
Also, have you tested by not just pointing at the music folder?  Assuming that you have subfolders, have you pointed at any large subfolders and tested this? 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: John Isige
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 1:10 PM
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.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Casey
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>





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.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: January 5, 2018 2:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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@wi.rr.com> 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.





--

Casey








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

Damien Sykes <damien@...>
 

Hi,
I have used Winamp for the past 16 years now, and have never had any major problems with it. I emphasise “major”, since 2015 Winamp has never liked CD’s on my system, giving me a hardcrash. I have also had some weird error messages with it, a few times on exit, and one error that made me chuckle when it once informed me, “Error asking thread to die.” I have also had occasion to uninstall and reinstall because something’s happened to a plugin that it doesn’t like.
I had a serious problem though. Up until recently, if I wanted a custom playlist, I would literally find the tracks I wanted, slap them all in a separate folder, hit the context menu and play in Winamp. All well and good, except that folder is using up space. If you have duplicate folder of all your favourite music, one separated into years, one into keys, one into tempoes...You get the idea. You could use a lot of space very quickly.
I then discovered the lovely world of playlist files. M3U files (basically text files with a bunch of file locations). Great. No, maybe not quite portable, but certainly compact and not a disk hogger. I can have my music separated by decade, or year etc, in a folder full of M3U playlists.
Theoretically, that should work. Problem is, hit the context menu and Play in Winamp on that monster, and you get no sound. Press X to play in Winamp, you get a lovely file open dialog.
So it seems that, while Winamp can play multiple tracks and even multiple folders of tracks, it can’t play multiple playlists.
I too was recommended to Foobar and VLC, but given how Winamp is a nice plain window with a dozen keys for playback, needless to say I found them a little more cluttered and a little less giving. Add insult to injury, Foobar also refuses to play multiple playlists.
So yeah. I too am looking for something new. In fact I’m getting so frustrated now given that most of my custom music folders are now riddled with playlists, that if I don’t find something soon I may resort to writing my own.
Cheers.
Damien.
 

From: JM Casey
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?
 

Yes, winamp’s not being developed, but it’s perfectly usable. I can’t really think of any features I would personally like to see added to it, so I don’t see any reason for further versions so long as it continues to work with Windows 10, which it does. It won’t support all formats natively but there are about a million codecs available for it online if you need them.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bobby Vinton
Sent: January 5, 2018 2:41 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

Well win amp is no longer being developed any more so just remember vlc media player or pot player.  Let us know how those players work for you because they allways get updated.  Good luck

 

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From: John Isige
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 2:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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.

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>> --

>>>

>>> Casey

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>

 

 

 

 


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

John Isige
 

I see Gom has the player, player Plus which I assume you pay for, and something that's free called Gom Audio. Which one do I want to mess with?

On 1/5/2018 13:44, Lino Morales wrote:
What file types does it support? I've thought of playing with Gom.


On 1/5/2018 4:39 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.









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

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Lol..."tab central"...I know exactly what you mean. I really despise that.

Anyway, interesting thread. I know about gom but never felt the need to play with it. Foobar seems kind of awesome but I'm not so experienced. As far as I know, it's still being updated. But if you want to play videos as well, I'd say stick with VlC for that purpose.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: January 5, 2018 2:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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.


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

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

I played with a bit on the old machine and have thought about installing it here. I believe foobar's keys are completely configurable. That seems to be one of the best things about it; it's customisable to a great degree.

I could be wrong, but I think it's meant as an audio only player, though.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: January 5, 2018 3:11 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

I'm considering it. The only thing I don't like is that it seems to use the alphanumeric keys for typing, no matter where it is, which doesn't make a lot of sense to me. That means you can't really use them to do shortcuts. The typical thing I've seen people use instead are the function keys, but my laptop's weird about those. It's a definite possibility though, yeah.


On 1/5/2018 1:31, Stephen wrote:
what about foobar2000. The last time I tried it, it was quite
accessible, it might take a little getting used to though, but you can
easily assign your own shortcut keys.
Cheers.


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

Lino Morales
 

All you've mentioned. How about AAC plus? A lot of streams here in the US stream with AAC plus if its a commercial station.


On 1/5/2018 2:49 PM, Bobby Vinton wrote:

Well gom supports every format you can think of.  The formats at real media ogg wma mp3 and wav and pls and m3u files as well.  I was wondering what formats you need?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Lino Morales
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 2:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

What file types does it support? I've thought of playing with Gom.

 

 

On 1/5/2018 4:39 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.

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>

 

 

 

 



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

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Yes, winamp’s not being developed, but it’s perfectly usable. I can’t really think of any features I would personally like to see added to it, so I don’t see any reason for further versions so long as it continues to work with Windows 10, which it does. It won’t support all formats natively but there are about a million codecs available for it online if you need them.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bobby Vinton
Sent: January 5, 2018 2:41 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

Well win amp is no longer being developed any more so just remember vlc media player or pot player.  Let us know how those players work for you because they allways get updated.  Good luck

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Isige
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 2:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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.

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>>> 

>>>> 

>>>> 

>>>> 

>>> --

>>> 

>>> Casey

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

 

 

 

 


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

Lino Morales
 

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.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "John Isige" <gwynn@tds.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
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.







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

Bobby Vinton <vinton.bobby5277@...>
 

Well gom supports every format you can think of.  The formats at real media ogg wma mp3 and wav and pls and m3u files as well.  I was wondering what formats you need?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Lino Morales
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 2:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] What do we like for a media player besides Winamp?

 

What file types does it support? I've thought of playing with Gom.

 

 

On 1/5/2018 4:39 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.

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>

 

 

 

 


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

Lino Morales
 

What file types does it support? I've thought of playing with Gom.

On 1/5/2018 4:39 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.