Release Date: 10th November 2006
Release Status: Beta Release
Type: Freeware/Open Source
Cost: 0 $US
AudioPlayer is a DirectShow based media player capable of playing MP3, MPGA, WAV, MIDI, AU, WMA and ASF sound files as well as WPL, ASX, WMX, WAX and M3U playlists. OGG and FLAC support can be added by downloading and installing the codecs from http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/ (850 KB). Other formats may be supported by downloading codecs from http://www.free-codecs.com/Audio_Codecs.htm but these have not been tested for use. AudioPlayer also utilizes Internet media so you can listen to files from the net without changing applications.
Volume and file seeking controls allow you to find and listen to the best parts of the music at a sound level to suit you. A handy mute option also provides silence on demand without stopping the music.
AudioPlayer also has your computers' health and multi-tasking at heart. Taking up only 158 KB of hard disk space (even less on compressed NTFS drives) and typically using 50-90% less CPU power with 2 to 5 times less memory usage than Windows Media Player 10, AudioPlayer allows you to use your computers resources the way you want. Now there's more, you can minimize AudioPlayer into the system tray which removes the taskbar button freeing up precious real estate.
Wait, that's not all. After you've finished your work and listening to the best choons, you need to shutdown your computer in the time honoured way of going to the "Start" button. Not no more; Audioplayer has built in functions so at the click of just one button, you can log off, restart, or completely shut down your PC.
Let your friends see what you're listening to by turning on the improved MSN Messenger integration, sing along with your favourites by viewing the lyrics, and never miss out on future updates by using the built-in update feature. AudioPlayer even allows you to make and save your own playlists, change the background colour independant of your Windows theme, and the use hotkeys to control the application without the use of a mouse.
So what's the catch? Simple, there isn't one. Completely free and full functionality today, tomorrow, in 30 days, next year, forever.
Written in C and pure Win32. Windows 98 users may need to download DirectX 6 or above, Internet Explorer 4 or above, MSXML 2 or above (only required for playlists), and from version 0.97 up, the Windows Media Format Runtime 7 or above (not needed if you have Windows Media Player installed). These items are installed by default on Windows XP, Windows 2000 users may need one or two of the requirements.
You can now also browse current and past source code versions, or here for a specific file
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