The best one (I'm biased because I use it, not because I'm in any way associated with the company that makes it) is J.River's Media Center 9. It has multizone playback and can be controlled from anywhere with Girder and IR remotes or even better with NetRemote from a pc or even a pocketPC. Great stuff!
You might also have a look at foobar 2000. It is a simple interface geared to the highest quality audio, especially for mp3 decoding. It will also do kernel streaming and asio with the right sound card and drivers.
Basically, for me, I found it works out of the box without having to search for various winamp plugins.
Doh, what's wrong with Winamp+ASIO plugin? That's probably the best quality you can get since its direct to the soundcard without any processing at all, unless you like processing of course. Foobar has the ASIO plugin too so will likely sound identical, but the interface(or lack of one) really does stink quite bad. Heck, I can't even figure out how to forward/reverse within a track.
I use WMP 9, ripping the cd using the lossless is great and it populates all the title information automatically. I tried Media Jukebox 8, it was good but did not support the Unicode which is important to me.
schow07024, unicode is in MC9. And WMP9 really scares me because of the DRM crap. I'm sure there are some sneaky time bombs built in there somewhere! One day the users will only be able to play original CDs and files with correct DRM signature, not open formats like MP3...
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