You can’t ignore the fact that at some point of time, you’ll listen to music on your computer. Whether it’s a CD, mp3, Internet radio or even to an annoying Flash ad that uses sound, you have to admit that it’s a great way to keep yourself occupied.
Listening to music only needs a software program that does the needful. This brings me to my question for all the readers. What program do you use to listen to music on your PC? I know it sounds a little strange but I’m curious about preferences of the folks who visit Ghacks.
There are a lot of audio players out there. For most people, I guess it doesn’t make that big a difference as long as it plays the songs. But I know some people who are vary particular. How did you select your player? Did you like how it looked or how you could customize it? Were you looking for something that could play specific audio formats?
I’ll start the ball rolling. I listen to music on my computer everyday and my player of choice is Winamp 2.8. Yeah, I know it’s old but what can I say. I started using it 8 years ago and I guess it’s grown on me. I want to try the Linux player Amarok though. With all the rave reviews I keep hearing, I can’t wait for it to be developed for Windows.
Some of the other players I know about are Media Monkey, iTunes, Songbird, Foobar2000, etc. Drop me a line and tell me what your favorite player is and why.
Update: My favorite music player right now is AIMP. It is lightweight, comes with an impressive set of features which remind me a lot of the Winamp of old, only better.Advertisement
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