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11-11-2003, 03:49 PM
What is the best jukebox.

Which would be the best jukebox: Winamp, Musicmatch, RealOne , or Windows Media in term of using less resources and functionalities. But it seems that if one wants to watch some clip or listen to music downloaded from internet then may be either RealOne or Windows Media . What is your opinions .

Graham L
11-11-2003, 04:14 PM
The Wurlitzer, of course. :D

"wurlitzer jukebox" to Google will find lots of information about real technology.

11-11-2003, 04:18 PM
How about video and music streaming . Most I think are available in Real or WMedia format .

11-11-2003, 04:31 PM
i use a ealier winamp for music and zoomplayer for video clips

11-11-2003, 05:16 PM
Wurlitzer is great, I must get one at some stage.

In the way of software. foobar2000 http://www.foobar2000.org

11-11-2003, 05:48 PM
I use XMMS or WinAmp5... Cant go wrong with Winamp 5 :-)

11-11-2003, 05:58 PM
is winamp for linux as well?

11-11-2003, 07:38 PM
I use The Core for me i have found it to cause the least problems.

11-11-2003, 10:11 PM
> is winamp for linux as well?

Nup, but that's where XMMS (http://www.xmms.org) comes in, even with smpeg plugin for real fun :D

Chemical Ali
11-11-2003, 10:36 PM
Musicmatch for audio files -- it's fantastic especially if you've got a large MP3 library to organise.
Will also burn to CDR/RW etc and rip CDs to the PC for you.
River media jukebox is great as well and does pretty much what Musicmatch does.
Less enthusiastic about Winamp.

For Video:

Avoid Realplayer -- resource hungry and loaded with spyware.

Greg S
12-11-2003, 12:14 AM
> Avoid Realplayer -- resource hungry and loaded with
> spyware.

Agree - avoid it FOREVER. It's a very good player, but oh-so intrusive. It really needs a lot of fiddling to get it customised so as not to invade your entire system.

Has anyone else noticed how wonderful Winamp is at smoothing out the end of one song and integrating the beginning of the next?

12-11-2003, 08:30 AM
Agreed again on both points there Greg :-)

RealPlayer = No go!
Do some Googlin'g on the subject if you're curious, but IMHO its slowed down ALL the PCs Ive used/trialled it on, and that's something I dont want to have to settle for.

You can also play around with WinAmp 2.8 + as it has a better DirectSound plugin that you can play with the buffer etc and make it fade between two songs, fade when you hit stop... etc. etc.

Real cool :D


Susan B
12-11-2003, 02:40 PM
Another plug for Zoomplayer. I am currently watching and listening to some music videos with it and it is only using 3,500K in resources.

For music I mostly use Foobar and occasionally Winamp.