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    Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    From here.

    Although I am an iTunes fan by default (so shoot me), I figured that, in the interest of future products, I should give it a go.

    Just installing now...

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    Never liked Winamp or foobar2000?

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    Can't say I ever really got on with WinAmp. I know iTunes is bloated (and that's an understatement), but for media, I like things I can just fire up and leave going...

    WMP11 seems to have taken on a very iTunes-esque look, with the playlist/folder arrangement on the left... clearly they've seen that Apple's got the winning formula and are following it.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    I'm an iTunes fan too (Winamp has never been the same since ver 3 and I've never particularly liked Foobar) but I have given WMP11 a try.

    I have to say, I quite like it. I've not liked previous versions of WMP because they've been cumbersome but Microsoft have done well on this one imo.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    I personally can't stand the way WiMP and iTunes behave and look and how bloated they are.

    Winamp 3 was a huge mistake by Nullsoft, unlike version 2. But the latest version is a vast improvement

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    XMMS here.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    I like iTunes on the mac, its pants on windows performance wise, havent tried XMMS yet, ill have to have a look. I dont like winamp (i dont know why, i just dont get on with it)

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    When using Linux at home I use Audacious - very stable player.. unlike AmaroK :|

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    Use iTunes on my Mac Mini via Front Row and plain old iTunes on my Laptop. Makes it easier for sharing the library between the two.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    hmm, not had any problems with Amarok, I tend to use a mixture of things, XMMS, Kaffiene, VLC and Amarok - Audacious looks nice - I'll give it a try.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    I like AmaroK's library feature, but.. it's getting amost as bloated as iTunes and I find it stalls occassionally.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    Amarok tends to die on me too. I only really use it for downloading podcasts though so it's not a major pain.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    I likes my Windows Media Player - does all i need.... it plays music hehe

    WMP 11 is nice and looks like 10 but with a different skin really - I dunno whether it does look like iTunes as I've never [and hopefully will never] use it.

    *whispers* iPod's are over-rated you know hehe

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    ipods are the devil!, but that's just my personal opinion.

    Anyway, i use wmp to rip my cd's to mp3, that way they go nicely on my not ipod mp3 player.

    If i'm listening to my music, I use winamp, the fact that i can fit all my features into a bar along the top of my screen thinner than the start bar is a plus!

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    Re: Windows Media Player 11 beta - available to download

    Windows Media Player - does all i need.... it plays music
    but not: RealAudio,Vorbis,Musepack,AAC,AC3,APE,FLAC,ALAC,SH N

    a good roundup of mediaplayers, protocols and file formats is on wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari..._media_players



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