AIMP 3.10 Audio Player released

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 2, 2012
Updated • Jul 2, 2012
Software, Windows, Windows software

I went through a lot of audio players ever since I installed my first copy of Windows. Back in the days Winamp was the program to have, but it went down south when AOL acquired the company. I then tried various great players, including XMPlay and Foobar, before I discovered AIMP and stuck with it ever since.

A new version of AIMP has just been released which brings the version of the player to version 3.10 final. This is actually the first final build after the release of AIMP 3.0 in February this year. The developer has released several beta and release candidate builds of the player to the public which all modified the player in one form or the other.

As far as new features go, here are a few highlights that have been added or improved in AIMP 3.10.

  • New equalizer presets: headphones, reggae, ska, techno
  • Winamp input plugin support has been improved
  • Bass decoder updated
  • Improvements to playlists, including improved usability
  • Improved sound engine performance
  • Audio Converter utility is distributed with the player again
  • Various improvements and changes to the player's audio library, including a speed increase when adding files to the database.

You find the full list of changes on the official website. From there you can also download the latest version of AIMP. If you are new to AIMP, you may want to check out the features page on the official website as well which lists the main features of the player.

The installer includes an option to install AIMP 3.10 as a portable version for use on removable devices.

Add-ons are listed on the official website which you can install to change the look and feel or functionality of the player. Check out our guide on installing Winamp plugins in AIMP if you prefer to use Winamp plugins, for instance to take your favorite plugins with you when you switch to AIMP.

All I can say is that I never looked back. The player seems to get better with every new release, and unlike other players, that does not hurt the performance of it at all.

Which player are you using to play music on your computer?


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  1. kokopitango said on July 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I’m using foobar for years now, very good and has a broad selection of plugins (sacddecoder, etc..) took me a while to configure it, not very user friendly, but really one of the best.

  2. Justin S. said on July 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve tried both Foobar and MediaMonkey (I know, they serve completely different purposes), but I found myself absolutely loving MusicBee–the amount of things it can do is astounding.

  3. Marius said on July 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Aimp rules,I don’t understand why there are so many bloated audio players that try to make everything under the Sun!To bad they don’t have a linux version,but they said that they won’t bother with the audio mess in linux(alsa,oss,pulse-audio so on)!

  4. Dan said on July 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    XMPlay for me. I used to use AIMP 2.xx but it launches very slowly on my netbook, as did foobar2000 and Winamp. I tried Apollo music player but the development stalled and there is no usable aac/m4a plugin for it.

  5. Ryan M. said on July 3, 2012 at 6:37 am

    I use foobar, mostly because I like being able to put my music inside zip files, and foobar allows for me to listen to my music directly from said files.

    1. Sina said on July 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Seems great feature… ! :-)

  6. diyfan said on July 3, 2012 at 3:34 am

    I use xmplay for most of the time, but AIMP is the backup as it’s a full feature music player. Both of them are portable software on my machine, and I love that.

    I hope that AIMP can be migrated to IOS and Android, and Martin could you write something about the music player on mobile phone?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on July 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

      I’m not really an expert when it comes to that. I do plan on diving a bit more into mobile apps after I get my new phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 2, hopefully this September / October)

  7. sut said on July 3, 2012 at 3:23 am

    I feel it has more options than both Winamp & MediaMonkey when it comes to organising and playing a large music collection.
    It also wins Gizmo’s Freeware award as the best product in its class.

  8. Zeus said on July 3, 2012 at 3:00 am

    AIMP2/3 is a fine Winamp-style music player, and by that I mean traditional Winamp, not fullscreen iTunes wannabe winamp. AIMP is nice because it can do so much out of the box. Foobar is okay if you’re a customization junkie, but with AIMP you really only need to install addons if you’re playing something really obscure, like NES soundtracks or something weird like that.

    If you want a fullscreen player, MediaMonkey or Foobar is the way to go. I prefer MediaMonkey, as the free version is loaded with features, like the ability to subscribe to Podcasts. And unlike iTunes, it doesn’t demand an update every five seconds.

  9. fokka said on July 3, 2012 at 2:45 am

    winamp with tronamp skin.

    it does everything i need, it’s modular and clutter-free.
    the one thing i miss is a simple bass and treble control as i don’t need the full blown eq very often.

  10. JFP said on July 3, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Love MediaMonkey

  11. pablo said on July 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I use XMplay. Portable, easy on resources, and the feature I love the most. I can play .rar and .zip without decompressing them.

  12. Seban said on July 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I use AIMP too. Love it, especially since I found this ( to be correct an older version of this) skin:

    I tested MediaMonkey and Foobar too, but stuck with AIMP.2 back then.

  13. Roman ShaRP said on July 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    AIMP since 2007. It’s just the best for me.

  14. Genious said on July 2, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    For Audio: Billy
    nothing else is needed.

    1. Seban said on July 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Will take a look at this one. I sometimes use 1by1 to listen through my music directories. Sounds like there’s a similar basic concept.

      Maybe someone’s looking for something like this

  15. Webfork said on July 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Definitely agree with Rahul on Foobar, but AIMP is definitely very good and getting better. Thanks for highlighting this.

  16. Rirath said on July 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Winamp – for the simple reason I like Winamp skins and it’s extremely familiar. If AIMP could use Winamp skins, I’d probably switch.

  17. Christoph Wagner said on July 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I use MediaMonkey.

    Why? My Number one reason are it’s organisational features. Besides that I mostly use the comprehensive auto-playlist feature and it’s syncing options:)

  18. Rahul said on July 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I am using foobar for long time, according to my experience
    1. Heavily customizable
    2. Plugin and components to extend foobar to various functionality esp dolby sound, DSP, quick search
    3. Themes from devianart
    4. Both are portable, but the memory footprint is low

    Can you share your experience with AIMP Martin

    1. JohnMWhite said on July 3, 2012 at 5:34 am

      I’ve been using AIMP for a couple of years after becoming frustrated with Winamp’s increasing bloat and iTunes being a millstone around my computer’s neck. I tried the other common ones like foobar and MediaMonkey but they just didn’t give me the simple little box with plug-in support I was looking for. When I came across AIMP, I was thrilled. It let me run my Winamp plugins to get the audio sounding just how I liked it and had a familiar interface without looking dated. The best part is it never causes a hiccup since it’s far from resource hungry.

      To me at least, it’s the ideal player on Windows.

    2. Martin Brinkmann said on July 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Well I’m more or less using the player as it shipped and never had issues with it. I mostly use it to listen to Internet Radio :)

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