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Old 06-14-07, 03:15 PM   #13
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QCD is so much better
Just look at their selection of skins
So many nice, simple, compact ones
Big, bulky players suck
yeah, bunch of ugly skins no thank you

and how much more compact do you want?

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Old 06-14-07, 03:16 PM   #14
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I dont know HOW it is better than winamp, but i just dont like winamp, never have.

Im sticking with QCD though. Beats Itunes, WMP, and Winamp in my book.

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I can get much more compact. I can dock it anywhere on the desktop, or have a icon running right next to the clock with all the options i need.
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Old 06-14-07, 03:20 PM   #15
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If it can't do streaming then it's pure crap.
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Old 06-14-07, 03:59 PM   #16
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To each their own ya'll. I personally love WMP 11 over any other media player out there. If the OP does not, that's his choice. It's purely subjective.
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Old 06-14-07, 05:05 PM   #17
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Thankyou Redeemed. At least some people around here have some sort of common sense.

Not to say anyone in this thread doesnt, but...believe me, there are some IDIOTS here. Hell, Ive been one myself before.
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Old 06-14-07, 05:08 PM   #18
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Thankyou Redeemed. At least some people around here have some sort of common sense.

Not to say anyone in this thread doesnt, but...believe me, there are some IDIOTS here. Hell, Ive been one myself before.
Yup. We all have. Especially that one wierdo... -=Gib McCrainger=-. What a jerk!
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Old 06-14-07, 07:42 PM   #19
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I don't care what features any player has so long as it uses very little memory/cpu footprint, supports via whatever means the MAD decoder, and doesn't ever give you stupid nag messages about other random crap that they offer.

Winamp used to be that, but stopped once they started flashing stupid popups about some kind of video oriented version of it.

For now I use VLC, but my only complaint about it is that it has a half second delay when you start/stop/pause music, which is annoying and I am not sure how to fix it. Other than that, it is flawless as it supports practically every format out there without having any seek problems.
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Old 06-15-07, 02:38 AM   #20
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Yup, before QCD for me it was Sonique but it was quite limited, but it still has the best visuals! I have a QCD plugin that lets you use Sonique visuals with QCD. I also use the smart randomizer plugin; it rocks!

Best features I like:

- Plugin Architecture
- Great skinning / Multiple Skin Modes (each skin has several GUI "modes")
- Great sound quality
- Almost no CPU/RAM usage
- Encoding Options
- Mass ID3 Tag Editing features
- Integration with CDDB
- Tons of UI/Player customizations
- Quick Track, Quick Playlist Switching, etc.
- Context menus, and especially play next


Theres a bunch of other stuff, but I love it even after using it for more than 4 years.
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Old 06-15-07, 03:15 AM   #21
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I don't know what's up with all the Winamp hate. I guess it's just the trendy thing to do these days. I find it hilarious when I see people with 2Gigs (or even worse, more than 2GB) of memory complaining about how Winamp takes up X amount of memory while running as if it actually has any impact on their systems performance.

As for the whole size debate, with my skin of choice Winamp is a very slender yet still very functional bar at the top of my screen which is always visible with the use of the "Always On Top" option. Doesn't get in the way of my daily tasks, either.

You don't like Winamp? Fine. But at least give an actual reason for not liking it, instead of just complaining about how it takes up 14MB of your 2GB+ of system memory, or how it has features you don't need (every program has at least one feature you don't use, and the vast majority have a lot more than one).

And as for what Winamp looks like on my system:



In terms of audio programs other than Winamp... Eh. WMP11 isn't horrible, but I find it to be a pain to navigate sometimes. QCD isn't bad if you find the right skin, but it lacks plugins for some of the more obscure sound formats. Foobar2000 is neat, but I dislike having to go through that much trouble to customize it to the point where it meets my needs (which aren't very demanding, really).
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Old 06-15-07, 10:01 AM   #22
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I never play any "obscure" formats, and dont need any plugins really.

QCD works great for me.
Ill check out those Sonique visuals though.

I just like the skins of qcd really. I have about 12 downloaded because i change the look of my system a lot, and each one goes with the layout perfectly. Im a bit OCD lol
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Old 06-15-07, 10:14 AM   #23
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I use WMP11, I use to be a die hard Winamp user but WMP11 won me over once I moved to Vista.
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Old 06-15-07, 10:28 AM   #24
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I've never figured the whole skinning thing out. I guess I'm a function over form type of guy. As long as it works, doesn't look like ass, and the form doesn't inhibit the functionality in any way, then I am fine with it.
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