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learner
14-07-2003, 08:37 AM
Hi folks,
Can you please recommend a good MP3 player for use in Windows 2000
and probably also Windows XP for listening to a teleconference file
Please suggest a source for the MP3 player too.

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Thank you, learner

Warren
14-07-2003, 09:24 AM
Hi
I personally use Winamp 2.8 as i like it better than winamp 3.0
a good souce is www.mp3.com
Winamp can be sourced from WWW.nulsoft.com

learner
14-07-2003, 11:51 PM
Thanks Warren for your prompt and helpful suggestions.
I'll look up the sites shortly.
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best regards,Learner

Chilling_Silently
14-07-2003, 11:54 PM
I agree with Warren, only they were at 2.91 and due to releae 2.92 shortly when I last checked...

It now plays Vidz in 2.9x :-)

Well worth even the "minimal" download :-)

tweak\'e
15-07-2003, 12:00 AM
latest unoffical ver is 2.95....latest offical is 2.91

Chilling_Silently
15-07-2003, 12:07 AM
Now with CD-Ripping!?!

learner
15-07-2003, 08:46 AM
Thank you Chilling Silently and tweak'e for your helpful replies.
I see on the WINAMP.COM that Winamp 3.00 was apparently released 12.16.2002
and Nullsoft Winamp 2.91 was released 4.17.2003 if that is what the dates on
those pages are referring to. So is version 2.91 more recent than version
3.00?? Are they improving what was 2.82 and at the same time commencing to
develop a version 3.00 -why? Warren mentioned Winamp 2.8 as better than
3.0 -I can't find version 2.81 -is the 2.91 just as good as 2.8? I take it
that 2.91 *will* be better than version 3.00-why?
Can someone direct me to a very good quality speech mp3 file as I want to
compare a mp3 teleconference mp3 file with it as I think the quality of the
file sent to me may be poor.
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Thank you, learner

tweak\'e
15-07-2003, 12:36 PM
the 3 series is a complete rewrite of winamp. unforunatly it also makes it more bloated. it dos have a new features etc but a lot of people still like the old 2.X series exspecially as there is a huge amount of plugins advialable for it.

they are still improving the 2.x series hence why 2.91 is newer than ver 3.

Chilling_Silently
15-07-2003, 01:42 PM
If you want to contact me via email/MSN:
Psycho*_*Sabertooth*@*hotmail...
or ICQ:
141557013

I can help you out a lil more with quality etc.

As for WinAmp, yes, 3 was released and supposed to be more "flexible" in plugins etc, with plugins being able to use the functionality of each other.

But I agree it is a whole lot more bloated!
They just released 2.90 a month or two back adding Video Playback to 2.xx, and 2.91 came out shortly after :-)

Dunno what they're going to do 5 releases from now.. 2.95, 2.96, 2.97, 2.98, 2.99 and then what? Certainly not 3.xx ;-)

Warren
15-07-2003, 07:02 PM
Gee
thanks Guys
Even i'm learning stuff i didn't know
I think it's just a personal preference that i still like the 2.x versoin
Tried 3.0 but didn't like it

Chilling_Silently
15-07-2003, 07:21 PM
> I think it's just a personal preference that i still
> like the 2.x versoin
> Tried 3.0 but didn't like it

You are not alone :-)

Odin
16-07-2003, 06:21 PM
My goodness. I used to use winamp all the time but I got a new player with the audigy sound card so have been using that one. I just downloaded the latest winamp 2.91. I just checked the CPU usage with it and was absolutley amazed Playing a Music video in 2X sized was only using 13% and at Fullscreen was using 16 to 18%.

Media Player sits on 60 to 75% just for damn audio Video is about 80%. The Creative player is slightly better at 50% to 65%.

I am sticking with Winamp once more :D

PoWa
16-07-2003, 06:32 PM
Some users didn't like the Winamp 3 version - too bloated and slow etc.

Anyway the makers decided to keep developing the 2xx series as it was more popular or whatever.

I read that they will be releasing Winamp 5 in the near future (2 + 3 = 5). So that should be the best of both and should stop some of the confusion :)

Susan B
16-07-2003, 07:29 PM
> I read that they will be releasing Winamp 5 in the near future (2 + 3 = 5). So that should be the best of both and should stop some of the confusion

You have got to be kidding! People will be frantically looking for version 4 to see what they missed! :D

stu140103
16-07-2003, 09:47 PM
How about Windows Media Player it does a good job playing Mp3 :D

Odin
17-07-2003, 01:36 AM
It's a realy system hog as well as a spytool for microsoft they get all the information about everything you listen to or watch :-)