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XMPlay

A tiny and portable audio player. With a size of about 280 KiB it plays OGG, MP3, audio CDs, WMA and several less used formats like XM, IT, MOD, UMX and others. Furtherm...

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Avg rating of 4.1 (7)| 8 comments

What is XMPlay?

A tiny and portable audio player. With a size of about 280 KiB it plays OGG, MP3, audio CDs, WMA and several less used formats like XM, IT, MOD, UMX and others. Furthermore it supports a wide range of plugins, skins and visualizations, works with tags, creates media library from existing music etc. All from the people beyond the "BASS audio library" which is even used by commercial PC games like Audiosurf.

Recommended plugins: xmp-aac (AAC support) - http://support.xmplay.com/files_view.php?file_id=519 xmp-flac (FLAC support) - (http://support.xmplay.com/files_view.php?file_id=503 xmp-wasapi (WASAPI output, requires Vista and up) - http://support.xmplay.com/files_view.php?file_id=563

Tipp: check out Secret INI options - http://support.xmplay.com/article.php?id=16 and set the "Boost" one. Also visit the XMPlay Support site for more Informations - http://support.xmplay.com/

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XMPlay Screenshots

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Skin TeKnoid: normal (DL: http://support.xmplay.com/files_view.php?file_id=580)
Skin TeKnoid: mini
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XMPlay Features

  1.  LightweightXMPlay consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  PortableXMPlay can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsXMPlay can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  4.  Support for MIDIXMPlay includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.

XMPlay information

  • Developed byIan Luck
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.1
  • Alternatives107 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 8 comments and reviews about XMPlay, and it has gotten 84 likes

XMPlay was added to AlternativeTo by skyboy on and this page was last updated .

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xvhpqg
  
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XMPlay is an overlooked gem. Definitely. Memory usage scarcely approaches Foobar2000, even with plugins! And it can do practically all the things expected from a full-featured audio player - like reading CUE sheets (including embedded ones) or encoding to a different format - which is even possible on the fly with internet radio stream. Supports many more formats than just tracker music - MP3, FLAC, you name it. There's a few rather interesting visualization options available via custom plugins.

The only major downside of it has already been mentioned - the absolutely atrocious default skin. But don't be deceived by it, this can be remedied easily by installing alternative ones from the official site or its dedicated support hub http://support.xmplay.com/ .

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DocFlay
  
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The basic download is extremely small, and you add the extra support you need. It runs as a standalone so you can keep it on your USB stick with your music. Many Winamp plugins are supported.

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ewanneil
  
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A really nice player which looks great (apart from the truly awful default skin) and sounds great too. Where I feel it falls down is in dealing with large music collections. I have getting close to 3K albums and 40K tracks and I just cannot find a way to list them in a manner that lets me browse. Other players allow more visual sorting and display, i.e. by album cover. Maybe I'm just more of a visual person but I found it tedious browsing 40K tracks displayed like a spreadsheet. Having said all of that there is something wonderful about this wee player and it's community of contributors. MusicBee is my number 1 choice but XMPlay is just too good not to keep it as an occasional use alternative.

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Fry_McFly
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Is the software still being developed at all? Both the player interface and the website look like they are stuck in the 90s / 2000s. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a source for the update history or a changelog. In any case, it would be appropriate to clarify whether further development of this software has been discontinued or not.

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urkosh
  
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Lightweight! I was looking for smth easy on the CPU. Most of similar players use up to 5%. XMPlay uses 1% and less. I wonder how the coders achieved it. I use it mostly for the online radio streaming, but it has dozens of plugins for most of the audio formats. The default skin is pretty ugly though. But I use the Winamp-like skin (WA Classic2). A pretty cool player.

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urkosh
  
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XMPlay is a really lightweight media player. I was looking for smth that would use least of the CPU resources. Most of the similar players take up to 5%. XMPlay needs 1% and less. Dunno how programmers achieved it. I use XMPlay mainly for the online radio stream, but it has dozens of plugins to play most audio formats. But the default skin is pretty ugly, so I use the Winamp theme/skin. Thanks!

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JiroUeda
  
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I had been using winamp for quite a while and to play any types of music this player is simply the fastest!

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Tags

  • Audio Player
  • winamp-plugin-compatible
  • xmplayer
  • amiga-module
  • mo3
  • flac-converter
  • mp3-converter
  • chiptune

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