Following up on last week's much commented article about how you guys use your Firefox, I decided to also take a look at how you use your media player applications. This is perhaps a bit more complex than last week's question, since we are covering multiple applications. Nevertheless, which media player do you use, and how?
I have been using a lot of different ones over the years, but I never really came to like any of them because I either missed features, found them too complicated to use, and I never ever managed to maintain a we ll organized collection, especially with ratings.
I have used Foobar, Media Monkey Winamp, iTunes, and just as in last weeks post, I returned to the most simple one, Windows Media Player 11.Yes, Foobar is simpler, but it is a pain to get to look nice and WMP 11 is built in from the start. I actually like Media Player 11 a lot, I think it looks great and handles great, although there could be better features, and frankly, it's video capabilities are really bad, but I like it for music. So, how do you use your media player?
Update: I'm using a combination of media players right now. For videos I'm using VLC Media Player and SMPlayer, and for music the awesome AIMP3. I was asked why I'm not using VLC for music as well as it has the capabilities to play audio just like video. The core reason is that AIMP provides me with better control over the playback experience. I can use all kinds of plugins and functionality that VLC does not make available.
And the reason for using two media players for playing video is simple: both support certain media formats better than the other. So, depending on the file type, I use either VLC or SMPlayer for playback.
I guess, if you are just interested in playing music though it is certainly an attractive option as you can do that just fine with the media player.
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