Thursday, September 24, 2015

Win-10: And now for the good news.....


This player in the screenshot is called SMPlayer, and I discovered it in a Linux distro the other day. It works like a charm in Windows 10 (and other Windows) and it comes complete with all its codecs, so you don't need to hunt for those on the web before enjoying the music or the videos - and it does YouTube too...

This reminds me of the now-defunct Winamp, which I loved for years. And now I don't need to wish it was back, because this one also kicks ass big time - and it sounds very nice, too. You really should try it. Get yours right here!

Speaking of Winamp, it may be gone, but it's not yet "defunct" - it's still very much alive and well if you look for it, and here's what it looks like, for those who may have forgotten....


This is the compact mode of it, and like the SMplayer, it also does videos, and it has a couple of other features that newer one doesn't - like a "windowshade" mode (see below) that fits it into the title bar of an open window on your desktop....



It also has a library of visualizations, which play on its video viewer, or full screen, but unfortunately, I can't show you a screenshot of the full screen ones because Win-10 isn't doing that just now. It used to, but not now. However, it does display the full screen visualizations, and those on a 30-inch monitor timed with the music, are quite impressive! You just have to take my word for that.


And these are my two choices for a really nice media player in Windows 10. Of the two, Winamp has the best collection of skins and plug-ins because it's been around longer - and it still kicks ass!

Here's a couple of those full-screen visualizations I can't capture with the screen capture feature here (for some unknown reason!) and got with the camera...



If those don't keep you awake, then I just can't help you!

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