1By1 Lightweight MP3 Player

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 18, 2007
Updated • Dec 4, 2012
Music, Music and Video

Many software mp3 players are bloated with features that most users rarely use or even know of. 1By1 is a small, resource-saving software mp3 player - the size of the player is only about 100K. It offers some interesting features that are worth a closer look.

The mp3 player supports everything that you would expect from a music player. It supports the most important audio files types, can play playlists, features playback controls and even has a few aces up its sleeve like support for Winamp 2.x plugins or Bass decoder library support.

It can play all mp3 files that reside in a folder directly, but also supports playlists if you prefer that. It is not the only player that can do that though, AIMP for instance can also play all mp3 files of a folder directly without long-winded operation.

1by1 mp3 player

The player may not look like much visually, but that is not really something that a lot of users will be concerned with. What's more important is that it is really easy to select the songs that you want to play using the player. It displays all system and network folders on the left side that you can browse. Compatible files are automatically displayed when you switch folders. From there, it is only a matter of clicking on the play button to get started.

The main toolbar may be intimidating at first, as it is not always clear what the icons there do when you look at them. A small tooltip is displayed when you hover over them, and that's what you should do to get accustomed to the player.

It is resource-friendly, which is extremely important on older systems where you want to play music in the background while doing something else on the system in the foreground.



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  1. Indy said on December 31, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Installed it some hrs ago and I really like it. Possibly the best software mp3 player I’ve ever used. Seems to be very light. The GUI is clean, simple, a ‘in your face’ design which kinda looks like it’s in the process of being developed. I dig it.

    Thank you for writing about this solid software.

  2. Kakynologyst said on March 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the info,

    Looks like it will be great to use 1by1 player to listen to audiobooks since resuming is possible.


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