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What are you guys using to play your audio files?


I have 160+ GB of MP3s and find Windows Media Center too cumbersome to use. I have been using good 'ol winamp but was wondering if there is something better out there that I don't know about.


Please discuss. Thanks.
 

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JRiver Media Center... it's the bomb!


EDIT: AND it has 2' and 10' interfaces


 

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It also matters how you access this program. Is it always by mouse in front of your monitor or 10 feet away on a TV with a remote?
 

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Originally Posted by assassin /forum/post/18176920


What are you guys using to play your audio files?


I have 160+ GB of MP3s and find Windows Media Center too cumbersome to use. I have been using good 'ol winamp but was wondering if there is something better out there that I don't know about.


Please discuss. Thanks.


I'm a longtime Quintessential Media Player fan, myself.
 

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Music browser works within media center, no need to break out the keyboard to switch over to music. By far the best I've seen for a 100% 10' interface.
 

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I'm using WMP as well, but I never heard about this plugin you guys mentioned. I'll download and try it later. I guess I don't have problems because my music collection is way smaller, though.
 

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Originally Posted by Kythe /forum/post/18177095


I'm a longtime Quintessential Media Player fan, myself.

Ah, that's a good one. I had long forgot about QMP.


I tried the music browser plug-in and I am underwhelmed.


I must admit though that it is probably my fault as I have a crapload of MP3s that aren't labeled the best.


Any tips or programs that will help with relabeling?
 

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Originally Posted by jimwhite /forum/post/18176997


JRiver Media Center... it's the bomb!


EDIT: AND it has 2' and 10' interfaces




+1 for Jriver media Center I have been using them since version 8


I can get music to play under music brower plug-in for MC7.It plays ok under Music. Something like this should not be that hard.


Try Jriver you wont be dissapointed
 

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Originally Posted by assassin /forum/post/18178448


Ah, that's a good one. I had long forgot about QMP.


I tried the music browser plug-in and I am underwhelmed.


I must admit though that it is probably my fault as I have a crapload of MP3s that aren't labeled the best.


Any tips or programs that will help with relabeling?

For Tagging:


MP3Tag (Free)

Tag&Rename (Not Free)
 

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J. River MC here too ...
 

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Originally Posted by Servicetech571 /forum/post/18176972


Music browser is an awesome plug-in for WMC.

same here
 

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Originally Posted by assassin /forum/post/18176920


What are you guys using to play your audio files?


I have 160+ GB of MP3s and find Windows Media Center too cumbersome to use. I have been using good 'ol winamp but was wondering if there is something better out there that I don't know about.


Please discuss. Thanks.


I use Squeezebox. Use it with Trackstat plug in and MusicIP.


The video solutions aren't my cup of tea since Xbox 360 won't play FLAC, PS3 won't play FLAC, Apple TV won't play FLAC.


Sonos is another good option. But no stats or music suggestion engine.


Alternatively use iTunes, iPod touch, airport express.



EDIT: You said you only have MP3s. Then I would use Apple TV. Very clean interface and very cheap. Squeezebox can be controlled with its controller or an iPod touch (iPeng) or any PC or any phone with a browser. But if you must have a TV attached and visuals then I'd say Apple TV is a good easy option.
 

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I'm a huge fan of MediaMonkey. At least on my machine I see a 3.5 times increase in memory usage when I use iTunes rather than MediaMonkey but YMMV. For a remote interface, Music Browser works well.
 
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