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Friday, December 4th, 2015

Aimp is a freeware music player with some additional features as standard. These do some useful things that you would usually have to find separate programs or plug-ins to perform. These include a converter, a tag editor, even an audio recorder!

You have the choice to either install the program to windows as usual or to install it as a portable program. It gives you the option to integrate it to the windows context menu, even if you choose the portable option. The player displays a dark theme as default, but this can be changed in the settings.

It includes an equalizer which has 22 presets or you can adjust the equalizer manually to make your own settings. The player can also auto adjust to presets for individual songs. The equalizer can also be hidden if you prefer. You can also use effects such as reverb, chorus, etc and even tempo and pitch!

When Aimp begins playback of a track, the song’s name and other details are displayed on top of the screen for a few seconds. They are also seen in the scroller area, with file details such as size, bitrate and sample rate. The player also shows links to the last three folders uses, for easy access to play recently heard tracks. It also has a search bar for searching the selected folder, simply search and hit enter to play.

As well as the usual features like shuffle and repeat, it also has an alarm clock and auto shutdown feature. These are great if you want to wake up or sleep to your favorite music. The cover art downloader is a nice inclusion too!

It has plug-ins available for additional features and it also supports visualizations for visual effects in time with the music, etc.

This is a very versatile program which will seem familiar to anyone who used to use Winamp before it finally stopped being updated. In some ways it may be even better, as it has a recording feature which is sure to come in useful if you regularly listen to internet radio stations through the program’s built-in online radio browser.

Download Aimp from this site.


Monday, May 19th, 2014

There is already more than enough music players readily, however, if none of them quite do it right for you then you may possibly want to spend some time trying Winyl – it’s really quite good.

Following a quick download and a swift launch, Winyl asks for your music folders location. Point it to the correct location and it’s going to import your existing songs and albums, and in a matter of seconds you are going to be good to go: an easy tree user interface enables you to see your music collection by albums,artists, years, genres, folders plus more. Choose one, double-click and it will begin to play.

The primary interface is so small that you may well wonder exactly what else you’re able to do, however look more carefully. There are small bars in the bottom of window which symbolize your position within the current track, and the player’s volume level – simply click in order to change. And when you right-click the bar at the very top or bottom in the screen you are going to uncover a menu with several more options. (more…)

Winamp Lite

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Listening to music and watching video is probably the most relaxing thing to do after long hours of doing your computer tasks. For a better music and video playing experience, you need a multimedia player that can give you the best quality audio and video output without causing your computer to slow down. There are too many multimedia players to choose from; both commercial and open-source software. Even your computer alone already has a built in media player (when you’re using Windows). But just in case you’re undecided on which among the numerous media player to install, why not give Winamp Lite a try.

Winamp Lite is multimedia software capable of playing selected audio and video file formats. This is the latest software version released by Winamp; lighter and smaller so downloading the program and installing it are definitely not a burden. There is lots of new from this latest multimedia player and these will be discussed in this review.

As mentioned, the program is very light so downloading it from the Internet is very convenient and does not take too much time. The program also requires only minimum hardware requirements; a Pentium III processor, 10 MB disk space, and 512 MB RAM will do.

The program runs only on Windows so you need to have Windows OS (98 or later versions). The audio driver of your computer must also be correct and updated.

First is the user-interface. The program’s graphical user interface is probably not user friendly for novices who are into using Windows Media player. But for the music savvy, understanding the program’s interface is very easy.

The program offers very useful features for all types of users. First is the file format support. This player supports multiple audio file formats including MP3, WMA and AAC audio files.It contains more control than any other media player and these include equalizer, volume, balance, repeat, playlist etc. these tools are very useful in adjusting the output of the player.

Other features include track information to know basic info about the media being played, creating a new playlist of your favorite songs and saving this list to play later, create and save a predefined equalizer setting for a particular song so you don’t need to adjust the output everytime you play that song. There’s still more features you will encounter if you explore the program in its entirety. After you read this review, you might wanna download and install the program right away for a cool music listening experience.

Winamp Lite is a free and available for free download at

N-Track Studio 6

Friday, May 28th, 2010

N-track studio is an audio mixing program capable of mixing multiple audio files to create the music you want. It provides a lot of features for mixing audio files, recording, and adding additional audio effects to enhance audio output.

It works a bit complicated compared to other audio mixing software mainly because of the complex features that are included in the program; therefore it is only recommended for users that are more advanced in audio mixing. Novices or beginners can also utilize the program’s features but they must read and fully understand the help files provided.

The program requires minimal hardware specifications; Pentium III or higher processor with frequency of at least 700 MHz, at least 512 MB of RAM and at least 50 MB free hard disk space. A soundcard must also be installed on your computer.

The user interface is very complicated and may npt be understood when you use the program for the first time. There are too many individual sub-windows which make the program difficult to learn especially for beginners.

You can now have your own recording studio right on your computer because you can record MIDI files. Other formats that the program supports are .wav, .mp3, .wma, .cda among others. The program also supports importing and exporting EDL multi tracks files from other multi track programs.

After you recorded the entire song, you can combine them to a single file (wav file) to be used in recording on an audio CD. There are still more features available in the program so it is recommended that you study each of them to utilize the full potential of this software.

This program smoothly as long as your computer hardware and software complies with the minimum requirements.

It offers amazing features for you to get high quality audio output, but is not recommended for basic users and beginners. This is best for advanced users, professionals and expert in audio mixing and recording. If you’re a beginner, you can try the 10 days trial version before considering purchasing the product. If you’re an advanced user, the cost is justifiable with the features the program offers.

You can download and purchase the N-Track Studio at

GOM Player

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

GOM Player is a free and open source video and audio player.

There are lots of features that can be utilized from GOM Player. Though some of its features can be found in other media players, like support for multiple video and audio formats, it plays video and audio as good as other quality players.

The user interface is cool, starting with its image icon. When you have GOM Player installed in your computer, all the file formats GOM Player supported will appear with an image icon; their difference are distinguished by its color. Display screen for video is customizable with how you want it to look like; half screen, normal view or full screen. Menus are also easy to locate and access.

It supports a wide variety of video files like MPG, AVI, and MPEG. Also the current version allows you to watch DVD videos through its 5.1 channel audio output. Another amazing feature worth mentioning is its support for multiple codecs. Supported codecs include and are not limited to Xvid, DivX, MP4 and many more. Just in case you’re playing video which is not supported, GOM Player will search the right codec for your video through the Internet (assuming you an Internet connection). The latest feature that is not available in its predecessor is the ability to play AVI files that are broken. Broken means those files that are downloaded but are not finished. Other features that are common but are still worth mentioning are its playlist and also support for subtitles.

GOM Player is a good program for advanced users exploring different codecs available, and also for standard users wanting to watch their favorite movies with a quality free player.

Check it out at Gomlab

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Here’s a scenario, you’re watching a movie on your computer, and then after hearing its soundtrack you like it very much. So you look for the song and eventually find it on YouTube. Unfortunately, you don’t have the power to grab the song. Probably a frustrating scenario? Then you might ask these questions “Is there a way to have that song?” or “What will I do to get that song?” Well I’ve got news for you, there’s a program that allows you to extract MP3 files out of the video or movie.

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter is an audio utility program that allows you to extract the audio file from a video and movie.

The program supports multiple video file formats that are available today like .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mpeg, .flv and many more. Also, Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.3 provides an option whether to convert video online or offline. If your video is available online, just provide the URL of the video, if it is offline, just search for the video within your computer but just make sure that the video format is supported. The output format of the program is only .mp3 but you have an option of the output quality; high, standard and economy. When used to extract videos online, the program has the capability to download either one video file, or batch of video files providing great flexibility to users.

So far, there’s no negatives about Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.3 except for the fact that it only supports MP3 format as its output. If it could support more file formats, then the program could be more robust and could provide users more choices. Nonetheless, performance, speed and flexibility wise, Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.3 is a good audio utility.

The program is freeware and available from

K-Lite Codec Pack

Friday, May 14th, 2010

K-Lite Codec is a utility program that contains compilation of codecs and other tools like audio and video player. It supports almost all of the codecs of common audio and video files. In fact it supports a lot of file formats where many of them you don’t encounter yet, making this program solves common problems which many multimedia players failed to do. Below is a review of this useful program based on the following criteria: installation and interface, features and tools, and performance.

Installation is very easy, all you have to do is click on the installer is just follow the instructions on the installation wizard. During the installation process, you have the option whether to install all of the supported codecs or install only those components that you need, making the installation process highly customizable. You can add to the supported codecs after the installation if there’s other codec so want to include.

User-interface is very simple; it looks like the windows media player with some added features. Menus are organized according to its function for easy location of features. You can even drag and drop the file you want to play directly to the media player.

It supports codecs of the popular audio file formats available such as mp3, wav, wma, ogg, aac and many more. Aside from the popular ones, It also supports other audio files that are not that widely used like FLAC and Monkeys audio file formats. Name the audio files you have and K-Lite will play it for you.

When it comes to videos, this software also supports wide range of video and movie file formats. In fact it supports more than 95% of the movies and videos we can download from the web. Among the video files it supports the best are mp4, mpeg1 and mpeg2, DivX and XviD codecs and many more. Name the video files you have and K-Lite will play it for you.

Other features include DVD and MPEG-2 decoder for Cyberlink and MPEG-1/2 decoder for Nero. There are still more formats supported that you can use after installing it. The media player that’s included in the program plays high quality video and audio output better than the popular media players like Windows Media Player and VLC.

When it comes to performance, running this does not hog system resources, nor cause your computer to slow down. It is compatible with almost other drivers that are already installed on your computer, and does not contain any conflicting codecs. The software only requires minimal hardware specifications and third party software but just make sure that the correct audio driver for your motherboard was installed.

K-Lite Codec is the solution for incompatibility in codecs that frequently happens in majority of media players. The program offers rich support for codecs that are being used by majority of audio and video files today. The installation is flexible, the interface is user-friendly and the codecs are updated. This is perfect not only for advanced users who have advanced knowledge in coding and decoding, but also for beginners who only wants to play their favorite music and movies. K-Lite codec is a highly recommended utility program for those who love to listen to music and watch movies on their computer.

You can download this K-Lite Codec Pack here.

Power MP3 Cutter

Friday, May 14th, 2010

For those who loves to listen to music, or to those who spend a lot of their time editing and ripping multiple audio files to create a new one, an audio editing software capable of cutting, recording and playing audio files is a necessity and must be installed in their computer. If it so happens that you are one of them, choosing the best audio editing software that gets the job done would be not that easy as you think. Power MP3 Cutter might be the software that you need to get the job done.

The program is a commercial product but a free trial is also available for download to evaluate performance before buying. The trial software however, is of limited functionalities like you can only cut up to 30 seconds of audio file so you need to purchase the full version license in order to perform audio cutting of the time you wanted.

Unlike some other audio utility products, the program offers unique and easy to follow graphical user interface for easy ripping of audio files. The window that displays the wave representation of your audio file is large enough to see the actual portion being ripped. Menus are represented by colorful and easy to understand icons for easy finding of tasks.

Though the name of the software is Power MP3 Cutter, the program also supports and cuts WAV files and can also convert MP3 to WAV files and vice versa. If you want to listen to music, you can do it through the music player that is included in the package. Therefore, Power MP3 Cutter is an all-in-one audio utility package that allows you to rip and play audio files.

Check out the homepage for further information:

Coolplayer+ Portable – Simple but effective music player.

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Here’s a really simple to use audio player that’s kinda similar to Winamp in appearance. It’s based on Coolplayer, a well known freeware player thats been around quite a while. This is basically a portable version.

It has very good audio quality and includes the kind of features you require from a music playing program, like play-lists, skin support, randomizer and so forth. You just drag your audio files onto the play-list area and it instantly begins playing.

It supports streaming audio, ideal for listening to your favorite internet radio stations. It has an equaliser and support for winamp plug ins.

An easy program, not burdened down with superfluous features, yet adequate for most people requiring a nice audio player. Just copy it to your memory stick and you’re free to enjoy music from any computer you find yourself at, all without having to mess with other peoples programs or settings. Just don’t forget your earphones!

Check out the homepage here for this free download.

The KMPlayer – Your all in one media player?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Recently I’ve made a pleasant discovery: The KMPlayer. It’s not just another media player,but,in my opinion,very possibly the ONLY media player you will ever need.

How can I make such a bold claim?

The playback abilities are very impressive; It plays just about every video and audio format you’re likely to ever use (with its own internal codecs as standard, so no downloading messy codec packs!) and it’s very customizable. It can be skinned and a whole lot more (I tend to like the default skin anyway) with all key and mouse actions fully customizable.

It also has very good subtitle support, and a neat option to have the subtitles only show on the black bars, underneath your movie instead of over it. As far as audio goes, it has some features which are very directly infuenced by winamp such as the same kind of winamp options,playlist support and it’s even compatible with some winamp plug-ins! Audio streaming is supported too so you can listen to your favorite radio stations online.

It has a very extensive list of options which can be customized to your liking with just a little experimentation. I liked it so much, I uninstalled winamp and my dvd/media player. Maybe you will too? Let me know!

Check out the official forum where you can read more info and download the latest version.

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