Top AIMP Plugins

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 25, 2016
Updated • Jan 14, 2016
Music and Video

AIMP is a popular music player that has the look and feel of a modern Winamp in my opinion. The player has been updated to version 4 recently, featuring a new interface (you can restore the classic interface) and other changes.

The player has a plugin system that works similar to that of Winamp and, what may surprise new users, it even supports Winamp plugins to a degree.

AIMP ships with several plugins, but you can install new ones that are made available on the official website to extend the player's functionality further.

The following top list lists plugins for the player that you may find interesting. Plugins are installed usually by extracting archives they are delivered in to the local system, and copying the resulting folder into the AIMP/Plugins directory on the system.

Top AIMP Plugins


Compatible with AIMP 2.6 or newer

The plugin pauses playback of music automatically when the PC gets locked, and will resume playback the moment the system is unlocked again.


Compatible with AIMP 3.6 or newer

Adds the BASS audio library based on ZXTune to AIMP. Supports the following extensions: as0, asc, ay, chi, cop, dmm, dst, ftc, gtr, m, psc, psg, psm, pt1, pt2, pt3, sid, sqd, sqt, st1, s, st3, stc, stp, str, tf0, tfc, tfd, tfe, ts, txt, vtx, ym but no Internet streams.


Compatible with all versions of AIMP 2.6 or newer

The plugin adds three new options to the removal options of playlists: by author, by album or by genre.

Minimize on Startup

Compatible with AIMP 3 or newer.

The plugin minimizes AIMP automatically when it is started.


Compatible with AIMP 4 or newer.

The plugin enables you to load the selected track in external applications (think audio editor, tag program).

Random Playlist

Compatible with AIMP 3.6 or newer

Adds an option to the music player to play a random track from a random playlist.


soundcloud aimp

Compatible with AIMP 3.6 or newer

This plugin adds SoundCloud support to AIMP. You can load SoundCloud urls with a click on the plus icon and selecting the option once the plugin has been added to the player.

Supports user streams, custom urls, song exclusion, automatic loading of new items, combining multiple SoundCloud playlists into a single playlist and more.


Compatible with AIMP 3.6 or newer

The plugin ensures that all artists of a playlist are played evenly.

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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Buidling font Cache pop-up


    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:


    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”


    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source –

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…


  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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