Old 1st February 2008, 10:10   #1
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Winamp or AIMP?

i tried aimp, a new audio player and i think that finally now winamp has a great competitor
what do you think, which one has a better audio reproduction?
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Old 1st February 2008, 12:26   #2
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well it is one among others.
it has a nice playlist (although the main layout is from winamp).
as pro i would say it has a nice skin editor.

All in all i would never switch from winamp to another player - so...

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Old 1st February 2008, 14:22   #3
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naa this other skin doesnt have much. site is a joke!
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Old 1st February 2008, 18:32   #4
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yep, the site is a real joke.
i think it's ok that they offer it translated to russish, but if they want an international userbase they should make english the default language.

5 points for Winamp, yay!

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Old 1st February 2008, 21:25   #5
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So I installed it...

I didn't bother checking out any extra skins, but I couldn't resize the playlist to make it wide enough to show all the metadata I want:
Artist - Album - ## - Title (Year).

There's no support for "Album Artist" (or Publisher) metadata fields, which is no good for me, because I set all compilations to:
Album Artist = Various Artists
Artist = %TrackArtist%

No tooltips on the buttons at the bottom of the playlist.
I was afraid to click the two middle ones incase it wiped the playlist.

The ML window is a bit ugly and clumsy to use.

I added all songs to the Media Library (about 35,000), which took about as long as Winamp, maybe longer... but there's no background scanning, and the progress dialog stays on screen with the ML window underneath, and with the main player window inaccessible...
then after eventually working out how to get it to add all songs from the library to the playlist, it then took an eternity to read all the metadata into the playlist and calculate the total filesize, whilst constantly using about 40% cpu.

Can't disable scrolling text in taskbar icon (can disable showing the info, but not the scrolling)

No --alt-presets (or newer equivalents) for the mp3 encoder

No support for .m3u8 playlists

No video support

No ReplayGain support

No acoustic fingerprint / dynamic playlist generator

No portables support

It looks like just yet another Winamp clone.

And no, I don't think it sounds any better than Winamp.

Other than that, yeah, it's not too bad ;-)
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Old 2nd February 2008, 07:44   #6
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I also think it sounds much worser than winamp.
And no, it simply does not kick the llama's ass

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