Media players: the reprise

From the Foobar website and not my playlist...

And so this morning saw me finally uninstall Winamp from my computer. An audio player that’s been with me since I pretty much started using my computer for music on a regular basis (2002).

I’ve tested quite a few players over those years but always came back to my faithful Winamp. However, the limitations of the program were really beginning to bother me and a few weeks ago I installed Foobar2000, for the second time, and became hooked.

Weirdly enough the main thing that grabbed me was the fact that you can have the main menu showing your your folders by tree, rather than by artist or album. I have my albums categorised in a very particular way and this suits me down to the ground.

Even though Foobar claim that their player doesn’t sound any better than other players I tend to agree with Mike Stone, who argues it is sharper and cleaner.

Try it out if you haven’t yet, you might just love it.


About Mark S. Deniz

English teacher, writer, editor, publisher, reviewer and blogger. Founder of publishing company, Morrigan Books and imprint, Gilgamesh Press and editor-in-chief for review site, Beyond Fiction. Also cycles, plays floorball, listens to lots and lots of music, reads a ton of books and tries to fit in some TV, film and writing too. View all posts by Mark S. Deniz

One response to “Media players: the reprise

  • Mike Stone

    I’m really chuffed with Foobar. It’s nowhere near as pretty as other media players, but I’ve tailored it to look and work in a way that’s pleasing for me, and sound-wise it’s excellent.

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