AIMP 3.60.1453 RC3

4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 (946 votes)

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Windows 2000/Vista/XP / Freeware / 91,030 downloads

AIMP Classic is a powerful audio player that allows you to listen to your favorite music with an outstanding sound quality. Its appearance resembles that of another classical audio player (Winamp), so you'll get used to it very quickly. It can also be customized with skins. The program includes a 18-band equalizer, a visualization window to display rhythmic visual effects and a playlist editor to organize your audio files. A nice fading effect makes your list of songs look like an endless music loop and a handy volume normalizing feature avoids drastic volume changes between tracks. Also, the player's main functions can be conveniently controlled by global hotkeys. Besides playing music, AIMP Classic features three extra utilities which also enable you to record any sound on your computer, convert audio files from one format to another and view or edit tags. AIMP Classic is based on the well-known audio engine BASS, so it's easy to connect new plug-ins (from the plug-in library included in the program) and expand the player's functionalities.

Reviews of AIMP

  1. 4 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 3.60.1453 RC3 (Dec 12, 2014)

    a great single file player for mufti directories I think it falls short . Music Bee my choice when it comes to music players ..
    http://fileforum.betanew...l/MusicBee/1232891666/1

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    LakotaElf

    Reviewing 3.60.1453 RC3 (Dec 11, 2014)

    Excellent software, great equalizer, etc....may not be foobar but that software is go ugly it would gage a maggot off a gut wagon. If I use software it has to look good and play well and this one does. Very much like Winamp, by the way which can still be used and found, it is not dead at all. But this one is very very good....

  3. 4 out of 5 stars
    scf

    Reviewing 3.60.1441 RC1 (Nov 14, 2014)

    nice, 4 stars!

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    TGB72

    Reviewing 3.55.1355 (Jul 26, 2014)

    The best of all, the ui rocks and it has everything that a great player should have (amazing sound, great equalizer, library, converter...), The only weakness is in the visualizations department, I miss milkdrop 2 a lot (there are plugins out there that allow run milkdrop in aimp but all are full of bugs, besides are not dockeable neither allows to run milkdrop at fullscreen in overlay mode).

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    BooM13

    Reviewing 3.55.1345 (Apr 24, 2014)

    good program!

  6. 4 out of 5 stars
    chrispaul

    Reviewing 3.55.1338 (Feb 17, 2014)

    not too shabby i must say

  7. 4 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 3.55.1320 (Nov 6, 2013)

    It ain't Foobar2000 (NOTHING else is that versatile) but it's a very good player.

    FOUR stars.

  8. 4 out of 5 stars
    olivergiving

    Reviewing 3.51.1288 (Sep 25, 2013)

    great program

  9. 4 out of 5 stars
    tylergierke

    Reviewing 3.51.1288 (Aug 23, 2013)

    aimp is solid

  10. 2 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 3.50.1277 (Jun 29, 2013)

    Tried version 3 and just don't like it. Sound is all wrong, like it's held back. AIMP 2.x belts out the jams right.

    2 stars for v3.xx, 5 stars for v2.xx

  11. 5 out of 5 stars
    rand88

    Reviewing 3.50.1259 RC1 (May 24, 2013)

    Stop right here. This is the one you want. I have tried every audio player on this site over the years and I always come back to AIMP. Xion is nice and I use it also, but AIMP is #1. The skins are great, and the all-in-one skins display album art. It is highly customizable. HOWEVER, some of the skins are more convenient then others, depending on what features you use most. Once I accidentally changed the speed/pitch and had to delete an .ini file to reset. Some of the skins are a bit dark. But if you want a no-nonsense player that isn't bloatware, this is the best solution I have found. You can save internet radio streams to the favorites, so it is a good streamer, too. It has an excellent built-in tag editor as well. Just right-click on any file in the playlist and click "file info".

  12. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 3.50.1259 RC1 (May 9, 2013)

    I likes this audio player. It's quick, snappy and has nice sound options. However, I installed Aimp 2.x for now until version 3 has had a few more fixes. My only gripe is that the Reverb effect option is too strong at a low setting, so I don't use it. Do like the Stereo Enhancer though, along with my equalizer settings. The reverb problem might be better with version 3, being that Aimp 3 has its own audio engine as compared to version 2.

  13. 4 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 3.50.1259 RC1 (May 8, 2013)

    great light weight sounding player ! I have tried many but I swear my music sounds best out of this one, my set up a laptop hook up to a vintage 1973 Harmon kardon 730 receiver on Cerwin Vega LS-15 speakers all monster cables .. sounds great.. my only wish would be to have a album art cover play list :)

  14. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.50.1253 Beta 4 (Apr 23, 2013)

    Light & totally stable, great player & there are a few skins about for it.

    http://www.aimp2.us/skins.php

    http://aimp2.deviantart.com/gallery/24583045

  15. 5 out of 5 stars
    LakotaElf

    Reviewing 3.50.1237 Beta 2 (Mar 11, 2013)

    Been using AIMP for 4 days now love it. I should have changed to it before, but was using Winamp which is now not compatible with Windows 8 at all or IE 10 making it for me at least obsolete. I like AIMP, it installed quite alright, have had no problem with it, works very well and now that I have it, i prefer it over Winamp. You will also.........Give it a try....

  16. 5 out of 5 stars
    InSuboRdiNaTioN

    Reviewing 3.50.1224 Beta 1 (Feb 1, 2013)

    AIMP is the real deal. Everything you want in an audio player, nothing you don't. I switched from XMPlay and haven't looked back.

  17. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenoLabs

    Reviewing 3.20.1165 (Dec 26, 2012)

    Clean interface, easy to use, fast, full of features, perfect updates procedure: why use another player? Why install tons of megabytes and nonsense services for an ugly program like iTunes? AIMP is simply the best one.

  18. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.20.1155 (Nov 19, 2012)

    In my opinion the best sounding player, free of ad's etc it's about perfect.

  19. 5 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 3.10.1074 (Aug 28, 2012)

    Great player, good sound quality, portable and eye candy.
    Its also update-able now, I removed the updater I wrote for it.

    Keep up the good work

  20. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.10.1072 (Aug 7, 2012)

    I can't fault this player -- Ad & spyware free, sounds far better than Winamp - Great free software!

  21. 5 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 3.10.1065 (Jul 14, 2012)

    Updater for the portable version, written by me.

  22. 5 out of 5 stars
    plasticpig72

    Reviewing 3.10.1065 (Jul 9, 2012)

    This is by far the best audio player, in my opinion. Well laid out, easy to use and the sound quality is superb. Winamp doesn't come close.

  23. 5 out of 5 stars
    vrknkr00

    Reviewing 3.10.1061 (Jun 30, 2012)

    The best audio player for Windows I've ever used. It's FREE, RIGHT, AND FAST. Keep up the good work, AIMP Team!

  24. 4 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 3.10.1061 (Jun 30, 2012)

    Great player, my second favorite after XMPlay which I love how small yet functional it is.

  25. 5 out of 5 stars
    itazev

    Reviewing 3.10.1061 (Jun 30, 2012)

    Beats winamp. Lightweight, regular updates, portable, great gui

  26. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.10.1061 (Jun 29, 2012)

    Excellent sound that seems to have improved slightly, no bloat, probably the best music player there is ~

    @some guy - BTW the link is fixed on this release, just for you ~

  27. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.10.1051 RC2 (Jun 4, 2012)

    Great player ~

  28. 1 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 3.10.1045 RC1 (May 31, 2012)

    the download link goes to some spam crap page if you cant even provide a good link go F2#$%^& your self! how can I test your software when you can't even provide a VALID link !

  29. 4 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 3.10 Build 1040 Beta 3 (May 9, 2012)

    Not gonna get me away from Foobar2000 but a nice player nonetheless. On par with XMPlay in terms of functionality and audio quality, since WASAPI support was added. Doesn't have the versatility of Foobar (nothing does) but as a fast, lightwieght player with good sound and bug free code (none of which Winamp will ever be able to claim), it does very well. It also gets props for an author that actively devs his app and tries very hard to please, again something Winamp can't claim.

    FOUR stars (I'd give it 4.5 STARS if I could but Foobar still gets a FIVE)

  30. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 3.10 Build 1034 Beta 2 (Apr 30, 2012)

    Best in it class hands down.....wish list bigger player size option with album art ! :)

  31. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 3.10 Build 1027 Beta 1 (Apr 17, 2012)

    light weight non bloat VU is coool my default player !

  32. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 985 (Apr 10, 2012)

    The best.

    If you're really maniac about resource utilization, take a look on XMPlay as well (it supports Winamp DSP)

  33. 5 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 985 (Apr 9, 2012)

    On sound quality, the total lack of bloat it wipes the floor with Winamp & more - Why use anything else is the question?

    Under 7 Meg against Winamp's 15. - No nags to install the 'Pro' version with associated crap-ware also - Does not require your email, your favourite beer & your cat's name to install either.

  34. 2 out of 5 stars
    TuxmanXP

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 985 (Apr 9, 2012)

    AIMP is a "nice try" to copy Winamp. Its UI is ugly, the German translation is a bad joke, it can't even sync with my smartphone like Winamp does.

    Wonder why anyone uses this.

  35. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 970 RC3 (Dec 29, 2011)

    The best sounding player there is.

    I use a high quality DAC & an audiophile amp & you really notice the difference. AIMP along with GOM is all you need.

    CPU use with AIMP open virtually nil, although I did not try the earlier RC's.

  36. 5 out of 5 stars
    assersegsten

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 970 RC3 (Dec 28, 2011)

    Aimp 3.00 build 970 RC3 and the ultimative audio enhancement for the ultimate player:srs audio essentials.I have got a large home cinema with acer aspire 7736z connected(HDMI) and nothing can beat this compination(i mean srs technology and Aimp3 rocks my world)

  37. 2 out of 5 stars
    Alexander-GG

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 901 Beta 3 (Aug 3, 2011)

    CPU usage while main window is opened - 90-100%!

  38. 5 out of 5 stars
    djb247365

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 900 Beta 3 (Jul 2, 2011)

    I used to go back and forth between this and Winamp, and even though I use the DFX plugin, AIMP sounds far better, even without using any plugins. The only thing missing from AIMP would be the integration of displaying album art with all the skins, not just some. That would be nice. Also, a few things could be improved with the playlist management. Otherwise, this is one of the best media players out there, and so many are missing out on its really nice features. Definitely don't plan to switch media players anytime soon.

  39. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 900 Beta 3 (Jul 2, 2011)

    I have used this for sometime, it is my favourite music player - And I've tried just about them all. Thank you.

  40. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 900 Beta 3 (Jul 2, 2011)

    I am a long time user , once you get used to the sound quality you just can not use any other .. it gets better and better with each release .. Thank You for this great Free no bloat audio player ! its the best !

  41. 2 out of 5 stars
    jotte_ct

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 861 Beta 1 (Apr 5, 2011)

    Ok, as I was saying before, on my XP, when I use those beta versions, I get a high CPU usage (35-50%) as long as I keep the play list visible; if I minimize the player or if I hide the playlist, it works fine.
    Please fix this!

  42. 1 out of 5 stars
    JackRegan

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 851 Beta 1 (Mar 14, 2011)

    No thank you.

  43. 2 out of 5 stars
    amberkv

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 851 Beta 1 (Mar 10, 2011)

    Its a wonderful topic for m.e
    http://en.netlog.com/rol...son/blog/blogid=4056268

  44. 5 out of 5 stars
    djb247365

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 851 Beta 1 (Mar 9, 2011)

    First and foremost, to the user below me, you can disable the splash screen from starting up, so AIMP starts faster. Hope that helps. As for me, I got the update from the previous build. I'm finding that it gets better and better with each version and now my DSP plugins are working great with this. It already sounds great, but I added DFX for an added boost. Even without DFX, AIMP sounds way better than Winamp, Foobar, MediaMonkey, iTunes or Windows Media Player 12, and I have tried them all before, foolishly. I think more people should check this out, because I think it's a lot better than some people give it credit for. I would love to see a lot of nice looking skins designed for AIMP3, but that's just minor. Technically, I find no flaws with this, and it does what it's supposed to do, and very well. AIMP is one of those well-kept software secrets that many people still don't know about. Maybe it's best that way.

  45. 4 out of 5 stars
    gate1975mlm

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 851 Beta 1 (Mar 9, 2011)

    Very nice player!

    However it does not let you pause Live Streaming internet radio like Winamp can.

    Also I find it a little slow in starting up mainly because of the plugins splash screen that always shows at the begining of starting the player.

    Other then those 2 things I like this media player a lot. It seems very light weight which is great!

    Another thing that is kind of sad is the AIMP Forum is not in English.

    But for now at least my favorite media player is still Winamp.

  46. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 843 Beta 1 (Mar 9, 2011)

    My favourite player.

    Some nice skins around but beware some are malicious.

  47. 5 out of 5 stars
    thartist

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 843 Beta 1 (Mar 8, 2011)

    WAIT! There is a newer public beta build 851 at the official site.
    http://aimp.ru/index.php?do=download

  48. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenoLabs

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 843 Beta 1 (Mar 8, 2011)

    Update the screenshot, lazy men.

  49. 4 out of 5 stars
    jotte_ct

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 832 Beta 1 (Mar 1, 2011)

    This version it is not available anymore for download, next beta 1 it is 840.
    I like the program but this build it is using 50% CPU on my dual core and I think it has something to do with the Visualization because if I minimize the main window, then CPU utilization will go down to almost nothing.

  50. 4 out of 5 stars
    witlily

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 832 Beta 1 (Feb 22, 2011)

    version 3 is great... (wasapi sound quality now like f2k wit win7)

  51. 4 out of 5 stars
    djb247365

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 832 Beta 1 (Feb 8, 2011)

    This version still doesn't work with my favorite Winamp DSP plugins, but the DFX plugin did the trick and it sounds even better. This is a great media player and I think it's got Winamp beat, not necessarily by the number of features, but by the quality of sound. All of my music sounds great in AIMP. Definitely recommend this one to anyone looking to get away from typical choices like Winamp or even iTunes.

  52. 5 out of 5 stars
    KatieKate

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 832 Beta 1 (Feb 8, 2011)

    Good software, quite reliable.
    I've been using it for sometime and I'd have to give it a straight 5.

  53. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 (Dec 23, 2010)

    no problems here, working great as usual - including the Enhancer. Actually, I;ve moved from WinAmp to AIMP just because of this plug-in :))

    Edit: my mistake djb247365, I was wrong: the DSP Plugins are not working (yet!)

  54. 4 out of 5 stars
    djb247365

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 (Dec 22, 2010)

    I just tried this and it's pretty good. For some reason though, it didn't work with one of my Winamp DSP plugins, Enhancer. Other than that, I do notice improvement in the sound, which is always good. Definitely not fond of the new skins that I saw, so hopefully, they'll revert back to using the ones from v.2. I love it, but it has bugs that need to be corrected before I fully upgrade to v. 3. Other than that, it's pretty good. AIMP deserves more credit than it gets, as a media player. Definitely recommend this one.

  55. 5 out of 5 stars
    Tockman

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 (Dec 22, 2010)

    The great one! An excellent prplacement to the over-bloated Winamp.

  56. 4 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 (Dec 21, 2010)

    FINALLY enters the modern era with WASAPI / ASIO / DirectSound support.

    Well done.

    NOW it's worth considering.

    FOUR stars.

  57. 5 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    Reviewing 3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 (Dec 21, 2010)

    @Alexander-GG

    You'll pleased to see this from the beta changelog:

    Sound Engine: Added ASIO / WASAPI / Direct Sound support

  58. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 2.61.583 (Aug 9, 2010)

    Still my default music player, sounds great, plenty of skins, free, great player.

  59. 4 out of 5 stars
    Alexander-GG

    Reviewing 2.61.570 (Jun 19, 2010)

    Very nice player. Has almost everything except very important for me thing - WASAPI output. I do not know why it's so hard to add this option, cause XMPlay uses the same BASS library but has WASAPI output, which gives significant improvement in sound quality on Windows 7. Personally I use foobar, but I will be glad to see AIMP with that option in the future.

  60. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.61.570 (Jun 13, 2010)

    5/5
    Still the best audio player
    Low memory usage and powerful because of WinAmp plugins

  61. 5 out of 5 stars
    allthebestnamesgone

    Reviewing 2.61.570 (Jun 7, 2010)

    AIMP v2.61 Build 570 (05.06.2010)
    * Manuals were updated
    * BASS Libraries was updated
    * Skins were updated
    - Fixed: playback of the file didn't start from the beginning in some cases
    - Fixed: bug with multiple folders selection in the dialog
    - Fixed: Some WV files couldn't be played
    - Fixed: bug with reading duration from some WMA files
    - Fixed: bug with multiple selection in the playlist
    - Fixed: bounds of the looped section were dropped if file position had been changed manually

  62. 5 out of 5 stars
    radiomaffia

    Reviewing 2.61.560 (Mar 25, 2010)

    'looks fine at 1680x1250?' With a 32" monitor, yes it does...with a 17" its too little,period.

  63. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 2.61.560 (Mar 25, 2010)

    AIMP looks fine at 1680x1250, the best music player there is IMHO.Very stable on VIista, great program & free.

  64. 5 out of 5 stars
    nugro

    Reviewing 2.61.560 (Mar 24, 2010)

    I'm here with Win 7 x64
    - shell extension ok
    - file association ok
    Whoever has problem I suspect is having a privilege issue, run/install again as administrator check use for all user though.

    Now as far as functionality goes this is still the best light yet fully featured media player.

  65. 3 out of 5 stars
    us3r

    Reviewing 2.61.560 (Mar 24, 2010)

    It needs better support for x64 operating systems. Shell extension doesn't work on those :-/. File association through application doesn't work either.

  66. 5 out of 5 stars
    radiomaffia

    Reviewing 2.60.551 (Mar 18, 2010)

    Best musicplayer out there and nice audiopackage included...(Edit:removed out of .551 but I use .505, can be installed as external application now..)
    Awesome that is freeware and I hope it will for a long time!Thankyou for it.

    2 little complains:-

    AIMP looks good on 800x600 resolution but who is using 800x600 nower days, design is TOO little for 1280 x1024 and higher, fix pls.
    I like too have a browserpanel (or tab) like 1by1 does but AIMP is still not support this, only playlists and just browsing folder(s) to create a playlist, add pls.

    When both are implanted and fixed AIMP is flying sky high and beats all players outthere and to come...

  67. 5 out of 5 stars
    Lsavagejt

    Reviewing 2.60.551 (Feb 17, 2010)

    This is better than Winamp now. Much lighter, configurable, and stable. Nice skins, Winamp plugins, radio tuner, etc. Winamp has become buggy (not my area) and hangs.

  68. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 530 (Feb 16, 2010)

    Simply the best player now with fb2k...
    and powerfull (can use WinAmp plugins)

  69. 5 out of 5 stars
    nusushika

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 530 (Jan 7, 2010)

    Hmmm... I don't find any threats and I think it is worth to try.

  70. 1 out of 5 stars
    catchpole

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 530 (Jan 7, 2010)

    Thanks but no thanks. Digital is digital. Your speakers/headphones is all that count.

  71. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 530 (Jan 6, 2010)

    odd I just reinstalled and it is clean, something might have infected it I dont get it, triple boot OS Aviria on Xp showed nothing but when I ran Avast on my windows 7 and scanned my XP that's when I founded it some how that file got infected, I will have to monitor to make sure this program does not contact the web on its own, but here is a rescan after new install
    http://www.virustotal.co...b28d0354f30d-1262799821

  72. 5 out of 5 stars
    us3r

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 530 (Jan 6, 2010)

    Actually, that website is very good and anti-virus vendors use it to collect samples. 'some guy', I don't know from where you downloaded your version of AIMP, but you should really check your sources.The DLL file from official site after the scan looks like this, notice the different file size and MD5, SHA-1 signatures.

    https://www.virustotal.c...2a540d8c5925-1262799479

  73. 5 out of 5 stars
    WebWarp

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 530 (Jan 6, 2010)

    LOL 'someguy', you gotta be kidding, what the s*** is that crap website, give an result from an actual real antivirus (and this does not include norton)...

    And at least check the date when you let bulls*** out of your mouth "timedatestamp.....: 0x2A425E19 (Sat Jun 20 00:22:17 1992)"

  74. 1 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 528 (Jan 3, 2010)

    Virus Alert
    C:\Program Files\AIMP2\AIMP2.dll
    is a strong threat the AIMP.dll
    here are the results
    http://www.virustotal.co...46bdc19cecd1-1262559855

  75. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 528 (Jan 3, 2010)

    @ roj - if you want to write my nick, write it PROPERLY...

    ASIO did't improve quality, what many tested proved that ASIO and nonASIO output was bitperfect, I told you that many times...
    If yours was differnt, simply you have problems with drivers or sys configuration...
    It improve only delay, which is very important in recoding sth e.g. some audio studio

    cant you simply understand this, or you are to blink cause you are fanboy or audiophile... ?

    5/5

    EDIT:
    you hear difference = s***ty drivers or configuration...
    nothing more to say...

    test prove like I said that output data in ASIO = nonASIO = bitperfect
    cause other API cant improve quality... it only low delays...

  76. 5 out of 5 stars
    radiomaffia

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 528 (Jan 2, 2010)

    Best player out there! Beautiful skins ( Pimeer is my favorite skin ), works like a charm and not to forget : it comes with a bundle of handy musictools :-)

  77. 4 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 528 (Dec 31, 2009)

    @ catchpole:

    Digital is NOT digital in the PC world - at least the Windows world. Resampling is the order of the day (even Vista and Win 7 resample unless you use WASAPI) and therein lies the differences between a GOOD player and a GREAT player vis a vis audio quality. If it were indeed "digital is digital" there would be NO resampling and the signal decoded would be the signal played. It ain't. Get a clue about operating systems and how they process sound before displaying your ignorance - you're in the same camp as VMan_PL. I mean, c'mon: the Technet info is available to anyone who can read. You guys CAN actually read, right?

    OK effort and that's good but it can't compete in the same league as Foobar 2000 or XMPlay. It's competent enough but bare bones when compared to the competition.

    FOUR stars. That rating will potentially go higher if it evolves beyond the basics but right now it doesn't have anything that distinguishes it from the common herd (such as high quality audio output - and yes VirtualMan_PL, that was aimed at you). There's nothing to "understand" - I don't buy your rubbish. The proof is in the hearing and if it's audible on a set of Logitech Z-Cinemas, it's pretty obvious. Heck, my 17 year old son who doesn't know audio from squat can hear the difference ("whoa, that's more crisp") - and all he has is a set of old Monsoons hooked to an Asus Xonar DX. In short, can the "party line" and stop defending the indefensible. All you're doing is the equivalent of sitting there and claiming that the moon is made of Green Cheese. Ya wanna flog this? Let's take it to the discussion tab. I'll be happy to tear your meathouse down there. :)

  78. 5 out of 5 stars
    TGB72

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 520 Final (Dec 11, 2009)

    I liked more when it had the sound recorder and converter enbedded. Anyway AIMP it's my 2nd favorite player after foobar.

  79. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 520 Final (Dec 2, 2009)

    My default music player, lots of skins, sounds better than Winamp. A great player.

  80. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 520 Final (Dec 2, 2009)

    Finally final version, awesome!

  81. 5 out of 5 stars
    anonymouscowturd

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 520 Final (Dec 2, 2009)

    Fantastic. My default player, the sound from this always seems crisper and with more bass than say from Winamp. Not sure how this can be true as it's the same set of speakers, so i suppose they must fiddle with wave form or something.

  82. 5 out of 5 stars
    allthebestnamesgone

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 520 Final (Dec 1, 2009)

    the changes aren't that exciting:
    + Three new skins were added
    * Localizations were updated
    * Help files were updated
    - Small bugs were fixed

    but its nice to see the word 'final' in there :)

  83. 5 out of 5 stars
    lotsamosi

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 512 RC3 (Nov 22, 2009)

    The AIMP website has been down for about a week. Does anybody know why?

  84. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 512 RC3 (Nov 11, 2009)

    AIMP v2.60 Build 512 RC3 (08.11.2009)
    * Updated Localizations
    * Now radio stream recording continues after automatic reconnection to station
    - Fixed: Embedded skins fonts are ignored
    - Fixed: Bug with reading CUE-files
    - Other small bugs fixed

  85. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 510 RC3 (Nov 5, 2009)

    @ Balderstrom - write to developer about this ideas, maybe in the future releases dev team will add someone you mentioned ;)

    for me 5/5
    but like you mentioned I miss resizing everything like I want ;p

  86. 3 out of 5 stars
    Balderstrom

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 510 RC3 (Nov 4, 2009)

    Decent player (option-wise), yet the sound when Equalizer is enabled and presets are used leaves something to be desired -- when compared to WinAmp 2.95 and various comparable presets AIMP sounds tinny.

    Minor Flaws:
    (-) Unable to move the Equalizer from its left/right position (cannot be put underneath the main player).
    (-) The TagList Editor cannot resize the FileList (which only shows a couple files) vs the huge amount of space taken up (below) for showing File Details + Cover Art.
    (-) Inability to customize the Main Player's spectrum analyzer (Thin Bands, Dropoff, Firemode, etc etc.)
    (-) Bitrate display is constant (average): no display update for VBR files.

    Personal Preferences:
    Prefer Winamp's customizable Windowshade mode: which can windowshade each gui element (player, playlist, equalizer...).

    Major Flaws:
    (-) Sound (Equalizer) is worse than WinAmp (2.95) from 2003 (Especially noticeable with the "Rock" preset among others).
    (-) Very Limited Visualization options, and no customization.

    The Good:
    (+) The player itself looks good.
    (+) Functionally it works well, and the interface is intuitive.
    (+) Tabs for playlists.

    Perhaps it's bad presets, but there's definitely something wrong with the sound when the Equalizer is used. This would be a very competitive player if at least the sound issue was resolved.

    For now I'll stick with WinAmp 2.95 and J.River's Media Jukebox 12 (some of the coolest visualizations I've seen). Perhaps users don't care much about Visualization options, but the lack of options and customization in that area make this player seem incomplete to me.

  87. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 510 RC3 (Nov 3, 2009)

    the best audio player plain and simple

  88. 1 out of 5 stars
    4122

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 510 RC3 (Nov 3, 2009)

    Does this thing still try to contact and download stuff from 007guard.com?

    I'll update my rating if this program doesn't do that anymore.

  89. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 507 RC2 (Oct 28, 2009)

    @ Richardky - ahh, yep, this massage was not for you ;p

    AIMP v2.60 Build 507 RC2 (20.10.2009)
    + Ability to disable display of infobar if full-screen application is running
    * BASS and SQLite3 libraries has been updated
    * Simple Scheduler: time editor has been improved
    - Fixed known bugs

  90. 4 out of 5 stars
    Lsavagejt

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 507 RC2 (Oct 21, 2009)

    OK I guess I was wrong. Scrolling in Firefox causes streaming lag in WMP too. Hmm. Could still use an English language help file though. Otherwise it's very light and speedy, looks good, and hey, it plays music.

  91. 5 out of 5 stars
    Yogurth

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 505 RC1 (Oct 1, 2009)

    Great player. This version seems to be missing Audio Converter, though.

  92. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 505 RC1 (Oct 1, 2009)

    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 499 RC1 (Sep 18, 2009)

    5/5 - best audio player for me, and awesome default skin ;p

    @ Richardky - get better antivirus like Kaspersky, NOD, G-DATA or Avira...

    (*I use NOD and dont have a problem with AIMP its a great app .. you must mean this towards - NunjaBusiness

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 497 Beta 4 (Sep 7, 2009)

    Have you recompiled this version WITHOUT the W32/Induc.A virus?

    I used to love this program, but getting a virus from a trusted application is the worst kind of letdown.

    BTW, the download link is no good.*)

    (* i agree needs to get a better antivirus .. nothing personal ..

    still my default player no problems at all. *)

  93. 1 out of 5 stars
    4122

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 505 RC1 (Sep 30, 2009)

    This version and the one before it (v2.60 Build 499 RC1) after a random time after being launched tries to contact 007guard.com a known mailware web site as shown by Outpost Security Suite Pro. Version 2.50 did not have this 'bonus' included.

    Was a good player, but now worthless with the malware included.

  94. 3 out of 5 stars
    Lsavagejt

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 505 RC1 (Sep 30, 2009)

    Some kind of wierdness with Firefox. Scrolling causes a lag in streaming audio, and there's apparently no help file in English. Can't be bothered fussing about with it. Might switch back to Winamp.

  95. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 499 RC1 (Sep 18, 2009)

    5/5 - best audio player for me, and awesome default skin ;p

    @ Richardky - get better antivirus like Kaspersky, NOD, G-DATA or Avira...

  96. 5 out of 5 stars
    dejavu

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 499 RC1 (Sep 8, 2009)

    Virus? Where? AIMP is an Excellent player! No problems here!

  97. 5 out of 5 stars
    thartist

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 499 RC1 (Sep 8, 2009)

    "Nunja", what the hell are you talking about? Do you use any kind of Barbie antivirus? get off...

    AAAAwesome player, the best since Winamp.

  98. 5 out of 5 stars
    coover

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 499 RC1 (Sep 8, 2009)

    Nunja ... don't know where you are finding the virus, but my up-to-date virus scanner gives this a totally clean bill of health. Evidently you are getting a false positive.

    This is a wonderful application. It works well and does a lot of things other similar applications will not do.

    However, I do not recommend that an inexperienced user, or one that is not willing to experiment with it to find out what it will do try to use this one. It can be difficult to figure out what to do. If you are one of the above, try Spider Player or Screamer. They, too, are excellent but easier to use.

    For me, this application is a 5. For the inexperienced, it would be a 3, maybe a 4.

  99. 1 out of 5 stars
    NunjaBusiness

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 497 Beta 4 (Sep 7, 2009)

    Have you recompiled this version WITHOUT the W32/Induc.A virus?

    I used to love this program, but getting a virus from a trusted application is the worst kind of letdown.

    BTW, the download link is no good.

  100. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 497 Beta 4 (Sep 1, 2009)

    My default player for a very long time now , and there always making it better, I am glad they are not bloating it up like all the others , everything that's ever been added is a useful improvement , it also has the best sound quality over any players i have tried period .

    good stuff.

  101. 5 out of 5 stars
    nugro

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 491 Beta 3 (Aug 11, 2009)

    AIMP v2.60 Build 491 Beta 3 (08.08.2009)
    ========================================
    + Added beta-versions of manual at the russian and english languages
    + Added ability to filter cover arts when downloading by file size
    * Some localizations has been updated
    * Default Skin: added popup menu with playlists list
    * Scheduler: Added ability to execute action after pre-set time period
    * Scheduler: Improve interface
    - Fixed bugs in skins engine
    - Fixed small bugs

  102. 5 out of 5 stars
    coover

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 491 Beta 3 (Aug 10, 2009)

    Excellent. And it has both Shoutcast and Icecast streams for your listening pleasure.

    As a first time user with bad eyes, i found it a bit difficult to figure out all the controls, but that just takes a little time.

    And a really big plus (if you can find the control) is that it will record streams. Of course, this must be done manually. As far as i can tell, there is no way to record automatically or on a schedule ... but what do you want for free?

  103. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 486 Beta 2 (Jul 14, 2009)

    Great program, it's now my default music player; there are lots of great skins around if you look. I’ve never had any issues with it unlike some bloated program I could name. (Winamp/Windows Media Player - Eeeeeek)

  104. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 486 Beta 2 (Jul 14, 2009)

    AIMP v2.60 Build 486 Beta 2 (11.07.2009)
    * Updated Italian localization
    * Updated BASS files
    * Fixed bugs in core
    * Fixed bugs in skins engine

  105. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 486 Beta 2 (Jul 13, 2009)

    great audio program my default, but could you please post the changes from the last beta when you submit your software.

  106. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 (Jul 13, 2009)

    Awesome audio player !!!

  107. 5 out of 5 stars
    NappyHead

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 (Jul 8, 2009)

    Thank you all, now I'm all set. Very glad to be able to use all the features again.

  108. 5 out of 5 stars
    Second Shadow

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 (Jul 8, 2009)

    Excellent Audio Player. Highly recommended.

    For those who can't find the AIMP2 Tools (AudioConverter & Recorder) which are no longer bundled with the main download, they can be found here: http://www.aimp.ru/forum...13461.msg66454#msg66454

  109. 4 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 (Jul 8, 2009)

    A very good player, but not enough to sway me away from foobar2000.

  110. 5 out of 5 stars
    allthebestnamesgone

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 (Jul 7, 2009)

    @nappyhead - when you go to the site and the download section for the new beta, its at the bottom of the page, below the russian writing section

    this is my go to player, not perfect, but better than others.

    the only frustrating thing is how new bugs tend to creep into the betas

  111. 5 out of 5 stars
    plasticpig72

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 (Jul 7, 2009)

    I started using this about a month ago due to positive reviews here. Up until no I have been using winamp almost exclusively.

    Winamp is now off my systems, yes sure there are somethings winamp has that this doesn't, but when it comes down to the main issue - playing music files at a good sound quality winamp is beaten by this easily,

  112. 4 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 484 Beta 2 (Jul 2, 2009)

    a little more bugs than usual .. has unbeatable sound quality has been my default player for long time now. runs nice in wine for linux users as well

  113. 4 out of 5 stars
    NappyHead

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 484 Beta 2 (Jul 2, 2009)

    Looked all over the site, still can't find the tools

  114. 4 out of 5 stars
    thartist

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 484 Beta 2 (Jul 1, 2009)

    taking conversion tools out of the package is a BERY VAD MOOBE.
    really, it doesn't feel so top-of-the-line as before.

  115. 5 out of 5 stars
    allthebestnamesgone

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 480 Beta 2 (Jun 17, 2009)

    nappyhead, the format converter is still there but you have to hunt it out in the download beta page. i use it too, very convenient, but it's lost its context menu aspect which is a shame.

  116. 4 out of 5 stars
    NappyHead

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 480 Beta 2 (Jun 17, 2009)

    For the last few releases, I've noticed that some of the older componants are gone, such as the format converter. Was wondering if it's just me or is this no longer an option. I liked being able to convert my FLAC files to mp3 for my player.

  117. 5 out of 5 stars
    SueAmma

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 480 Beta 2 (Jun 17, 2009)

    AIMP is a very capable player.
    ----------------------------------------
    This website would be pleasant to visit if more people would review software instead of each other. Go ahead boys, have at it!. I won't be here to read it.

  118. 5 out of 5 stars
    NunjaBusiness

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 472 Beta 1 (May 13, 2009)

    Love this player. Is absolutely my favorite for playing shoutcast stations and just plain works well.

  119. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 472 Beta 1 (May 13, 2009)

    @ roj - hmm... OK I'm not alfa and omega ;)
    but your knowledge is more like audiophile, not true tests or data...

    and QUALITY will be the same what many test proved...
    see hydrogenaudio or other forums to see comparison...

    IMO I have good speakers too... Genius SP-HF2.0 3000A on Asus Xonar ;)

    P.S. And learn to write my nick properly... ;)

  120. 3 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 472 Beta 1 (May 12, 2009)

    @VirtualMan_PL:

    OK, now we're into lack of knowledge: yours.

    How do you think ASIO achieves lower latency? By bypassing Kmixer, which is the Windows Kernel Mixer. WASAPI does essentially thye same thing under Vista and while the Vista audio subsystem is completely different form XP's, I will not go into that for the sake of brevity. What does Kmixer do? It resamples the audio stream and the time for the resampling results in the highrer latency. If you talk directly to the hardware, latency is reduced as much as possible – and the audio stream is not tampered with since it isn't resampled. That is exactly what ASIO and WASAPI do. Furthermore, the results of the resampling are AUDIBLE if you're using a competent sound card and speakers. I have:

    M-Audio Revolution 7.1
    Asus Xonar DX

    Both support ASIO. I use those with Monsoon Planar Media 14s which are not your average multimedia speaker system and Grado SR80s (easily good enough to be able to hear the results of resampled audio). Always remember: it's not about the latency but rather the elimination of resampling.

    I use ASIO4ALL with my Logitech Z-Cinema Advanced Sound System which do not use a soundcard but output digitally via USB – essentially to an out-of-PC DAC built into the speakers. Even there, the differences between using DirectSound and ASIO via ASIO4ALL are IMMEDIATELY noticeable, to the point where my 16 year old son can hear the differences and comment on them.

    I will agree with one comment:

    Creative soundcards are poser garbage. Always were and always will be. Apart from mediocre hardware design, their drivers were, are and will remain pure junk. As someone who cares about the audio in his PC, I'm FAR too intelligent to own one of their products. I certainly don't need to Google any tests as I've been involved with PC audio since the AWE64 and all of my views are based on personal time-tested experience – not stuff I read on the web.

    To cut a long story short:

    ASIO is superior in audio reproduction to DirectSound by a healthy margin as it creates a bit-perfect copy of the source material by bypassing Kmixer. Any claims to the contrary are at best misinformed and at worst completely stupid.

    As an aside, converting MP3 to FLAC is similarly plain stupid. Anyone knowing ANYTHING about PC audio formats knows that there has already been audio quality loss by encoding to a lossy format (MP3) and that quality WILL NOT RETURN when that MP3 is encoded to FLAC. Elvis has already left the building.

    And to extend this to the topic of this player, AIMP is STILL missing quality audio components, to whit:

    ASIO and / or WASAPI output drivers.

    THREE stars.

  121. 5 out of 5 stars
    debonair

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 472 Beta 1 (May 12, 2009)

    Fixed windows 7 issue with weird startup message. The only gripe I have now is that I can't minimize it without it going to tray. Maybe I'm missing something.

  122. 5 out of 5 stars
    lang999

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 470 Beta 1 (May 8, 2009)

    The best lightwieghtplayer since winamp 2.

  123. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 470 Beta 1 (May 1, 2009)

    @ roj - AISO is only lower delay sound interface...
    it didint improve quality...
    same resampling 44kHz=>192kHz...
    or changing 16bit=>32bit
    and converting MP3 to FLAC

    Asus Xonar owns all Creative products...
    same like Audiotrack, E-MU or ESI...
    then dont funny me with your SB Live or Audigy with kX drivers, because I have it too some time ago...

    if you dont believe me google some tests...

  124. 5 out of 5 stars
    nugro

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 466 Beta (Apr 29, 2009)

    This ordinary player work great out of install!
    ordinary people with ordinary sound equipment who doesn't need ASIWASAPI or whatever it is, should look no further!
    all my college friend who just need a working non bloated player looked away from winamp after i introduced this soft to them

    plus:
    -multi tab playlist (winner!)
    -tray control and mini player
    -queue
    -light, year ahead from winamp
    -auto-shutdown (this one is nice)
    -not bloated, other less-used features are modules
    -no nonsense option, tidily listed

    minus:
    -plugin support is still minimum, but all necessary features are all builtin, so who cares?
    -skin, there's not a whole lot, but the existing one is good and very user friendly, so who cares?

    definitely recomended
    5 stars.... lalala

  125. 3 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 466 Beta (Apr 28, 2009)

    VirtuialMan_PL:

    If you can't hear the difference between ASIO / WASAPI and the results of resampling through KMixer there are only two possibilities:

    1) Your equipment is not up to the job

    OR

    2) You have a significant hearing problem

    Stop trying to defend the indefensible by spewing nonsense.

    No ASIO or WASAPI == No Go as far as I'm concerned. Without that, it's just another ordinary player and there are LOTS of those.

    THREE stars.

  126. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 466 Beta (Apr 28, 2009)

    Awesome program !!!

    So much better than Winamp...

    Many functions like sound converter, recorder, tag editor, library & radio browser...
    Beautiful skins and visualizations...
    Support many Winamp plugins

    Pure win !!!

  127. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 466 Beta (Apr 23, 2009)

    fantastic VU meters kick ass, simple non bloat, my default audio player great work keep them coming:)

  128. 5 out of 5 stars
    christoofar

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 466 Beta (Apr 23, 2009)

    This player continues to be my default - it works well , has some nice skins, & sounds good. Doesn't need a million plugins to play my files either. Done.

  129. 3 out of 5 stars
    coldcorpse

    Reviewing 2.60 Build 466 Beta (Apr 23, 2009)

    No, thanks.

    I'm quite happy with my Apollo ;)

  130. 5 out of 5 stars
    Darkman00

    Reviewing 2.60.462 Beta (Apr 13, 2009)

    Finally made a switch :)

    Got rid of the bloated Winamp.. and installed this AIMP :)

    I't rocks . .and faster! .. Winamp was lagging :(
    So will just use this proggy and Foobar2000 now :) - both of them rock

    One thing i liked about Winamp - when it is playing VBR - it was showing the range (exampe 192 - 320) .. and when, say, mp3 was playing it was going back and forth in the range...
    Here it's just showing the Average bitrate ...
    Which is ok also.. (just didn't mind it "going back and forth' as Winamp did...

    Or is it better like this? .. just to say for example: "average bitrate 229 kbps" .. as it is in AIMP

    How about both maybe? ... to have it showing the "average bitrate" (as it is now already) .. and to add somewhere so it "shakes" / "going up and down in values" showing kbps while VBR is playing?
    Maybe a suggestion to the Author of the program?

    What do you think?

    P.S. - Way better and smoother than Winamp though! ;) .. 5 stars!
    FINALLY MADE A SWITCH, LOL!!!!!!!!

  131. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 2.60.462 Beta (Apr 11, 2009)

    Trounces the ever bloating Winamp, also sounds better. A great proggie, nice skins 10 stars. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

  132. 2 out of 5 stars
    TuxmanXP

    Reviewing 2.60.462 Beta (Apr 11, 2009)

    Now this is nothing but a Winamp copy... concerning its player functionality, there's nothing special on it, and I personally don't like its default skin either.
    IMHO Winamp is way more mature.

  133. 5 out of 5 stars
    radiomaffia

    Reviewing 2.51.330 (Mar 4, 2009)

    Allways changed my default player (1by1) and then turn back, but what is this for tool, complety rocks! So little and so many things besides an audioplayer with equalizer (echo, tempo etc..also)!! There is an audioconverter, audiorecorder and a shutdown pc option build in! The Hameleon skin with the vuplayer is magic. You can simpy by pressing (+) take a whole folder with all music present in all subfolders to the playlist. You can also open a stream for listening to a internetstream. Rate it 12 stars, complety clock around...

  134. 5 out of 5 stars
    lang999

    Reviewing 2.51.330 (Jan 24, 2009)

    IF u like to listen to mp3s u probbly would enjoy it with AIMP its gr8.
    Have all fuctions u need and small nice and smooth,
    Not like bloated winamp.

  135. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zanyth0x42

    Reviewing 2.51.330 (Jan 2, 2009)

    Very nice, finally replaced WinAMP with this one, has everything I need in it and works perfectly.

  136. 2 out of 5 stars
    psycros

    Reviewing 2.51.330 (Jan 1, 2009)

    Pure junk. Slow, cumbersome, uses independent modules that don't mesh well and with the exception of limited stream ripping, brings nothing to the table that Winamp doesn't already do better.

  137. 5 out of 5 stars
    shydoc

    Reviewing 2.51.330 (Jan 1, 2009)

    I'm quite impressed with this one, better than itunes and others

  138. 5 out of 5 stars
    myboy

    Reviewing 2.51.330 (Jan 1, 2009)

    This is definitly the best Player you can get!!

    It should have 5/5 and not 4.4/5 !!

    Winamp and foobar2000 can't make you happy like this one can !! ;)

  139. 4 out of 5 stars
    hariskar

    Reviewing 2.51.330 (Jan 1, 2009)

    Very good, but tag editor is slow and not as good as other players (foobar)

  140. 5 out of 5 stars
    simko

    Reviewing 2.51.330 (Jan 1, 2009)

    Excellent pure music player

  141. 5 out of 5 stars
    Marucins

    Reviewing 2.51.330 (Dec 31, 2008)

    What's new at AIMP v2.51 Build 330?
    * Updated: UTF8 encoding supports for cue-sheets
    - Fixed: crash of program sometimes when listening internet-radio
    - Fixed: Some small bugs

  142. 5 out of 5 stars
    argybee

    Reviewing 2.51.328 (Dec 21, 2008)

    This is THE one.
    Beautiful by design. All the right features and everything in just the right place.
    After 10 years of trying everything that even sniffed of being a music player I am finally giving up looking and sticking with this.
    At least 6 out of 5.
    (Can't believe it's averaging 4.4 - WAY wrong)

  143. 5 out of 5 stars
    Darkman00

    Reviewing 2.51.328 (Dec 17, 2008)

    Never tried this one yet..

    but sounds like a good one!

    Anyone .. is it better than foobar, for APE, FLAC, etc?

    Thanks

  144. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.51.323 (Dec 8, 2008)

    Simply overwhelming WinAMP in all compilations xD

  145. 5 out of 5 stars
    lotsamosi

    Reviewing 2.51.323 (Dec 2, 2008)

    Usability was improved
    - Fixed: wrong duration for *.wv files in some times
    - Fixed: don't work Tempo and Pitch sound effects in B320
    - Fixed: don't work 32-bits sound processing option in B320

  146. 4 out of 5 stars
    Todd 13

    Reviewing 2.51.323 (Dec 2, 2008)

    So what's new with the Dec 1st build?

  147. 5 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 2.51.320 (Nov 25, 2008)

    love it.. sounds great, starts quickly, plays well.

    One thing I would change are some of the icons in audio library and tag editor as they're not immediately obvious what they are without hovering over them.

    Other thant that, lovely.

    BTW: website has been up and down lately, was there yesterday and it's clear their updating portions of it - don't fret AIMP is very much alive

  148. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 2.50.312 (Nov 22, 2008)

    Its my default player, really good sound quality and easy to configure and use without bloat.

    also for linux user's out there it runs nice under wine !

    noticed the webpage is down as previous post mentioned hope its not been abandoned would be a shame.

  149. 5 out of 5 stars
    bouncyboingy

    Reviewing 2.50.312 (Nov 2, 2008)

    This is a real nice find, as I have been finding Winamp more and more bloated with each revision.
    - low resource usage
    - skinable
    - can record streams

    as of today's date the homepages are not working though. Hope this project is still alive and well

  150. 5 out of 5 stars
    ceeslans

    Reviewing 2.50.312 (Oct 26, 2008)

    if only it would have gapless playback options....

  151. 4 out of 5 stars
    simko

    Reviewing 2.50.312 (Oct 25, 2008)

    Extremely well done audio player .

    Minimal configuration at first start and truly easy to work with multiply playlist tabs which imo is a must have feature when you are at a party

  152. 5 out of 5 stars
    Virtual_ManPL

    Reviewing 2.50.312 (Oct 25, 2008)

    @ roj - ASIO, WASAPI or GSIF don't improve sound quality...
    it's only your imagination about "modificated" or resampled sample...

    was many test about that on many sites...

    dont be crazy audiophile xP

  153. 5 out of 5 stars
    Alexander-GG

    Reviewing 2.50.312 (Oct 25, 2008)

    Just the best.

  154. 3 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 2.50.312 (Oct 24, 2008)

    Nowhere do I see any indication of ASIO or WASAPI support, both of which are must-haves for any claims of superior sound quality as far as I'm concerned. Any info on this?

    A neutral 3 pending answers.

    Virtual_ManPL:

    RUBBISH!

    Feed the output form your system using a quality sound card either digitally or via analog to either a half-decent sound system, quality headphones or decent multimedia speakers (NOT the standard Logitech or Creative Labs dreck) and it's impossible to miss - unless you're hearing impaired. There is a reason that professional musicians bypass the ressampling of kmixer to produce their work and it's not just latency. To deny the obvious audio quality boost is sheer stupidity - plain and simple.

    Also, no gapless playback warrants a THREE - that's a ridiculous omission in this day and age.

  155. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ain Soph Aur

    Reviewing 2.50.309 Beta (Oct 18, 2008)

    absolutely incredible!! the best audio player in the world, really...

  156. 5 out of 5 stars
    itazev

    Reviewing 2.50.309 Beta (Oct 17, 2008)

    Really nice indeed.
    It beats winamp on:
    - media library
    - memory management (consumption)
    - lightness (low cpu usage)

    it would be perfect if it had a section to manage and play podcast subscriptions/streams.

  157. 5 out of 5 stars
    oRoFLash

    Reviewing 2.50.306 (Oct 14, 2008)

    Wow! Simply superb and awesome! Best player!

    El mejor reproductor de audio y más completo!

  158. 5 out of 5 stars
    Uucyc

    Reviewing 2.50.306 (Oct 14, 2008)

    test :)

  159. 5 out of 5 stars
    TGB72

    Reviewing 2.50.306 (Oct 13, 2008)

    Very impressive sound, cool features, nice GUI and great plugin compatibility, definitively an alternative for people that want to throw away the intrusive crap of winamp and don't like the minimalism of foobar.
    For those that love visualizations, you can use milkdrop, geiss and other vis with this plugin :)

  160. 5 out of 5 stars
    thartist

    Reviewing 2.50.306 (Oct 13, 2008)

    INNNNNNNNNNNCREDIBLE!

    i wish there was more freeware as well designed as AIMP for every other task on a pc.

  161. 5 out of 5 stars
    christoofar

    Reviewing 2.50.306 (Oct 13, 2008)

    AIMP - it REALLY kicks the llama's @ss !
    My new default music player, great skins available, powered by BASS, handles all filetypes I use, etc

  162. 5 out of 5 stars
    us3r

    Reviewing 2.50.306 (Oct 13, 2008)

    Awesome audio player. Definitely beats WinAmp and some other popular players.

  163. 3 out of 5 stars
    urlwolf

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 304 RC4 (Oct 11, 2008)

    won't load my collection.
    I have ID3.2 v2 tags only, the simplest and most compatible format. However, loading the files into the library makes the progress bar freeze. I removed the offenders, but AIMP promptly froze again. What a pity, since it seems very promising.

  164. 4 out of 5 stars
    zorty

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 304 RC4 (Oct 8, 2008)

    love it!

    playlist suggestion:
    Usually you don't have to exactly hit the 1px sized spot in the bottom right corner to be able to resize a window both horizontally and vertically.

    main window suggestion:
    1. Well.. there's a lot of space wasted - that is if you don't use visualization - which probably most people don't. And if you do you probably go for fullscreen visualization. I'd rather have a bigger song timer display.
    2. Also I couldn't find an option to turn off the vertical animation showing information about the currently playing song. I don't mind having that information there but I'd prefer having it static like in "not moving!". You might even want to completely hide that information if the playlist window is opened since the information is displayed there as well. And the playlist automatically jumps to the currently playing song if the main window is selected (good).

  165. 5 out of 5 stars
    SledgeDG

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 304 RC4 (Oct 8, 2008)

    In comparison to AIMP, winamp looks like a pregnant cow...overladen with features I don't use.

    Simply put:check it out...see if AIMP is sufficient for your player-needs...it's worth it.

    -DG

  166. 5 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 303 RC4 (Oct 6, 2008)

    Love this and with each release toward 2.5 final I like it even more.

    There are dozens of good music players around these days, winamp, foobar to name but two... and don't get me wrong they are good players. But to me, Aimp looks good, has all the functionality I need in an easy to find way - looks good out of the box - (to me) and thanks to the BASS engine sounds wonderful. I have tried using the MAD playback engine with this and like for like, it just sounds no where near as good.

    Now that the player is becoming increasingly popular there are some very attractive skins out there (although personally I find the default one plenty good enough)

    Its small to download, consumes few resources, has multi-playlist support, good eq, great extra toold like tag editors and transcoders.. all in this is far and away the best player I've ever used.

  167. 3 out of 5 stars
    dhry

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 301 RC4 (Oct 2, 2008)

    Not sure why people would want to use this. If you want interface and features, get WinAMP which is free. If you want the "best" music player around, including skins, plugins etc, get foobar2000. Again, free. This program appears to bring nothing new to the table, and that includes the fact that they're using someone else's music player library..

  168. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenoLabs

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 300 RC4 (Sep 29, 2008)

    Great for people used to Winamp interface. Nice graphic, full of features, easy to use, best sound for your audio files thanks to BASS engine.
    Awesome!

  169. 5 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 297 RC4 (Sep 24, 2008)

    AIMP uses the BASS sound library, and for some reason it does deliver far better sound quality than Winamp and other players. As for "digital is digital", no. Lossy digital compression is not the same as lossless digital. However that has more to do with the compression of the MP3 than the player.

    This version of AIMP did a few weird things for me, it wiped out all my setting and attached the playlist to the bottom of the player so it cannot be moved. I found those changes strange and hope they go away with the final version is out.

  170. 5 out of 5 stars
    argybee

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 297 RC4 (Sep 23, 2008)

    This is heading to be the best.... still a few tiny glitches but pretty amazing so far. And the utilities are excellent... powerful, simple and accessible. There will always be catchpoles...imagine how red-faced they are when they learn a truth.
    (4.8 stars is about right at the moment)

  171. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ain Soph Aur

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 297 RC4 (Sep 23, 2008)

    just the best player!

  172. 5 out of 5 stars
    the artist

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 297 RC4 (Sep 23, 2008)

    Perfect for my tastes. It's sad that it doesn't grab tags from the internet

    catchpole: stop trying to say "i know", you are just trolling with your ignorance. Ever heard "24 bits"? Or else, have you ever listened a 320kbps OGG, or AAC, or a FLAC?

  173. 5 out of 5 stars
    And|

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 297 RC4 (Sep 23, 2008)

    @ catchpole

    True, but there is a major difference in how software chooses to deliver that sound. Some do it well, while others just do it. AIMP is one of those who delivers it well.

  174. 1 out of 5 stars
    catchpole

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 297 RC4 (Sep 23, 2008)

    "allows you to listen to your favorite music with an outstanding sound quality"??? eh, digital is digital

  175. 5 out of 5 stars
    simko

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 293 RC3 (Sep 5, 2008)

    Excellent mp3 only player , was prefered choice on a party last time, the easy way to have several playlist up and running at the same time .

    can it be improved of course but as long they dont bake to much features integrated better to have it possibly to get with plugins

  176. 4 out of 5 stars
    aszure

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 293 RC3 (Sep 4, 2008)

    Its not bad at all. Runs smooth, and well featured. I wouldnt say that its a replacement for other media player, but if you want something nice to quickly play files, its a good choice.

  177. 5 out of 5 stars
    huero420

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 293 RC3 (Sep 4, 2008)

    Works well and has decent features. If you are looking for a freeware Media Player definately try this one.

  178. 5 out of 5 stars
    ruichaves21

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 289 RC3 (Sep 2, 2008)

    Very good!!!!

  179. 4 out of 5 stars
    Eric20

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 289 RC3 (Aug 27, 2008)

    A good audio player choice.
    Won't replace Winamp for me.
    But definitely a great backup.

  180. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ain Soph Aur

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 289 RC3 (Aug 27, 2008)

    Absolute genius, love it! The Winamp-killer!!

  181. 5 out of 5 stars
    dejavu

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 289 RC3 (Aug 27, 2008)

    Excellent!

  182. 4 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 288 RC3 (Aug 27, 2008)

    I like AIMP, but I find it a bit suspect that all of the 5-start reviews below read so similarly, and all praise AIMP as a WinAmp-killer....

  183. 5 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 288 RC3 (Aug 27, 2008)

    Absolute genius, love it. Best sound of any player, even the ones using the BASS lib, great winamp-like interface, all the other features you'll ever need are included!

  184. 5 out of 5 stars
    nemrtvy

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 276 RC3 (Aug 11, 2008)

    Best of best, Winamp bloatware doesnt stand a chance here. Keep up good work.

  185. 5 out of 5 stars
    oRoFLash

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 276 RC3 (Aug 9, 2008)

    Wow! Awesome and superb! One of the best players I've used. Simply 100% recommended!

    Es un tremendo y excelente reproductor de audio. Es el mejor de los que he probado!

  186. 5 out of 5 stars
    FherNando

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 276 RC3 (Aug 8, 2008)

    Best Player Ever

    I believe this will be a winamp killer!

    It is Faster, Cleaner, And of course PORTABLE (Very important to me since I have one of those portable disks and i carry my music there from home to my work and viceversa)

  187. 5 out of 5 stars
    El_Farfar

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 276 RC3 (Aug 8, 2008)

    Best audioplayer I've come across, and I've tested a LOT of them. Top quality sound, lightweight, easy to use, Winamp-plugins support, nice utilities. A Russian Winamp-killer.

  188. 4 out of 5 stars
    TGB72

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 271 RC3 (Aug 6, 2008)

    Great sound, nice library. The converter and playlist handle are not so good as in foobar, I love foobar's tabs in the main interface and the posibility of use commandline parameters.

  189. 4 out of 5 stars
    tannman1

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 271 RC3 (Aug 4, 2008)

    I got kinda excited when I heard some refer to this as a great Winamp replacement. The Russian based application installs fairly easy. The app features the usual skin, plug in's ect as well the ability to download others from their site. Here is the issue and yes it's relevent: The site has 2 language settings Ru and Eng. however when english is selected the plugin descriptions remain in Russian and the plug in manager is not much help. The forum is the main place for help and the english pages are limited.

    With future minor bug fixes addressed and an expanded english forum folders this could very well be a top contender

  190. 5 out of 5 stars
    legion

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 271 RC3 (Aug 4, 2008)

    WinAmp killer:) Small, fast and easy to use.

  191. 5 out of 5 stars
    Flebbo

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 271 RC3 (Aug 4, 2008)

    To "some guy" Nothing wrong with their site.
    Great player!

  192. 2 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 270 RC3 (Aug 3, 2008)

    download site
    404 the site has bit the dust.

  193. 5 out of 5 stars
    swayzakmaster

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 270 RC3 (Aug 3, 2008)

    the interface is pretty straightforward yet decent. the sound is better than the one on winamp or wmp (at least for me as i tried players ranging from foobar2000 winamp and real player to jriver media player classic or media monkey). maybe some more interesting skins in the future. all in all it is a good player that kicks a** with is good sound and dsp settings

  194. 5 out of 5 stars
    djcycosis

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 264 RC2 (Jul 26, 2008)

    uh no buddy ur computer is messed up. i just did a clean install of this build 264 and its FINE. i can also close it by clicking the x at the corner. maybe you should check for viruses. everytime i cant kill a process is prolly because i have a virus.

  195. 1 out of 5 stars
    preinterpost

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 264 RC2 (Jul 23, 2008)

    This sounds promising but the build is junk. None of the controls or right click menu works. It is entirely unusable and cannot even be closed in the current state (task manaager -> kill instead). Hope another build will fix this.

    Q to those that are able to use another build: Is this able to use the IE proxy?

  196. 5 out of 5 stars
    Daemon

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 254 RC2 (Jul 18, 2008)

    Excelente, 5 MB casi nada, en varios idiomas incluido el español, es lo que buscaba y es muy parecido al Winamp.

  197. 5 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 254 RC2 (Jul 18, 2008)

    For winamp users, try the wimamp skin for AIMP, you'll get all the benefits of AIMP but you'll never know you are not using Winamp.

    http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?newsid=121

    Genius player, best of them all.

  198. 5 out of 5 stars
    nms04

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 254 RC2 (Jul 11, 2008)

    great player!! fullscreen mode like bento skin in winamp 5 would be great!

  199. 5 out of 5 stars
    shrap1315

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 248 RC2 (Jul 1, 2008)

    I have not tested the current 2.5 release candidate, but installed version 2.11 a week ago.

    I instantly liked the look, sound and small footprint of 2.11. Once you use this for about an hour you will see how truly intuitive this player is. A week later you are truly impressed with every aspect of this player. Not to mention being extremely friendly on system resources.

    Mind you I am not a big skins and visualization guy, I am all about sound quality and functionality. So I cant really comment on the eye candy side of things.

    As far as sound quality and functionality, there is not a better player out there right now. There isnt even a close second. This is the best audio player in years. It took me all of 5 days to uninstall my former favorite player.

    Rarely am I truly impressed with an audio player. The design team at AIMP has created a true gem. Hopefully as time goes on AIMP continues with their intuitive design and commitment to sound quality.... without turning into a bloated waste of disk space like so many other good players have done over the years.

    Thank you AIMP!!

  200. 5 out of 5 stars
    skalynuik

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 244 RC1 (Jun 26, 2008)

    One of the better Media Players out there, dsp and other plugins from various sources work with it as well.

    As to the d/l error for the recent 244 build I found it here:
    http://www.freewarefiles...c-RC_program_28231.html
    Use the Freeware files link not the AIMP until its fixed.

  201. 4 out of 5 stars
    egg83

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 244 RC1 (Jun 26, 2008)

    Would like to review this product (2.5), but download link is kaput. Have installed 2.1, and really like it. Sounds great, and the playlist features are what really shine, as it allows you to have multiple playlists for each genre (how I have my one set up any how). Can't find skins too easily for this software, but default skins are nice.

  202. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenoLabs

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 243 RC1 (Jun 26, 2008)

    Great sound quality, lot of useful features, almost perfect interface.
    A must have.

  203. 5 out of 5 stars
    arjesus

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 243 RC1 (Jun 24, 2008)

    download link is broken
    still a very good app, but i`ll stick with winamp

  204. 5 out of 5 stars
    Las1K

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 238 RC1 (Jun 21, 2008)

    This thing is amazing. I don't think I will ever go back to winamp.

  205. 5 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 238 RC1 (Jun 21, 2008)

    Genius. Fully replaced winamp for me, better in every way. It even has a winamp skin for those of you used to that interface.

    Sound quality is the best part, blows away all other players, try it and you'll hear the difference right away!

  206. 5 out of 5 stars
    srnty

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 238 RC1 (Jun 20, 2008)

    Great player and best playlist management i came across so far. Love it!

  207. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 235 RC1 (Jun 17, 2008)

    i like this one cool interface , like the old school VU meters , light weight non bloat what more could you ask for

  208. 5 out of 5 stars
    Genital.Joe

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 235 RC1 (Jun 17, 2008)

    Nothing beats this player.

  209. 5 out of 5 stars
    legion

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 224 Beta 7 (Jun 5, 2008)

    improvelence - just check skins :P
    I love this app, winamp are gone - AIMP rockz :)

  210. 3 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 224 Beta 7 (Jun 5, 2008)

    Ugly as sin.

  211. 4 out of 5 stars
    idodialog

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 224 Beta 7 (Jun 5, 2008)

    Very good well designed media player, separates the media library out from the player, allows winamp plugins, records any stream (eg internet radio) simply and reliably), quality stuff all round. Great out-of-the-box UI. Very stable but a few pretty minor incomplete or not fully implemented features.

  212. 5 out of 5 stars
    argybee

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 215 Beta 6 (Jun 4, 2008)

    A stunningly good player. Tidy. Quick. Conceptually superb. Playback, multi-lists, ratings, burning recording in all the right places - clear and easy.
    5+ stars to the ruskies.
    Still get occasional stutters on my old P3 laptop though even when the system load seems very low.
    (I've almost stopped using 1by1 !!)

    ??????????? ??? ????? ?????

  213. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 215 Beta 6 (May 29, 2008)

    now that's support Winamp DSP (Enhancer!!!) it became my no1 mp3 player

  214. 5 out of 5 stars
    wagner reatto

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 211 Beta 5 (May 27, 2008)

    xlnt player: bass engine, fade, eq, skin,...

  215. 4 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 2.5 Build 211 Beta 5 (May 20, 2008)

    Betanews download link doesn't seem to be working. Try this instead:

    http://www.aimp.ru/files.../aimp_2.50.211_beta.zip

  216. 5 out of 5 stars
    tolaat01

    Reviewing 2.50 Beta 4 (May 15, 2008)

    one of the best players next too foobar and winamp.
    one small feature suggestion.
    i would like to have right click context menu option to add to Q after the track that currently played.

  217. 5 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 2.50 Beta 4 (May 14, 2008)

    i love this player.. has so many great features.. many that I seem to accidentally come across from time to time.

    I don't know what they do to it, but it sounds significantly better than any other player - even other players that use the same BASS engine (xmplay for example) - should be identical, but this just sounds clearer, crisper and... well better.

    playlist manager is pretty decent. Tag editor, is great, looks nice too.

    I have to use the dredded itunes for my ipod (god I hate itunes so much), but for actually playing stuff I aimp.

    Beta 4 seems pretty stable to me too.

  218. 1 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 2.50 Beta 3 (May 13, 2008)

    I tried the last version and it's library interface was a nightmare. Foobar has an excellent gui, is way more powerful and just plain works better. Yeah, about a 1000 times better in fact.
    And xmplay still is just a better all around player of audio files including streaming radio stations. Xmplay even tells you when there is an update for a plugin (too bad foo can't do this).
    I would use soundbase over this and soundbase sucks too.
    But for just playing music from a hard drive NOTHING can touch foobar and it's extremely easily configured gui.

  219. 5 out of 5 stars
    legion

    Reviewing 2.50 Beta 3 (May 13, 2008)

    Great player, small and nice looking. Better then Winamp.

  220. 5 out of 5 stars
    jotte_ct

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 6, 2008)

    Very good player, I think I will switch from other nice player...
    I dunno if developer is reading this, but on the URL/Radio it won't play an ASX format, will throw a "Code: 41 - unsupported file format" error. Would be excelent if this can be done!
    Thank you,
    keep up the good work!

  221. 5 out of 5 stars
    ahjefri

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 3, 2008)

    I have used all of the players, I will mention just the light ones

    Xmplay is good but lack of good playlist.
    FooBar has bad interface but good playlist.

    Aimp has everything good interface and good Playlist features ,,

    I recommend this program to any who love to playmusic with pleasure,,,,,

    I have been using it from 2.10 and I am very much statisfied with it. not to mention the converter and tag editor.

    notice if you have RealAlternative installed then you can convert from RealPlay to Mp3 or other format.

    Compatible with most of winamp plugins

    Aimp2 has ver good music library program

    etc..

  222. 5 out of 5 stars
    SledgeDG

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 2, 2008)

    An Excellent Player with lots of nice features...
    Replaced my long term fav Winamp for quite some time now.
    Since my Russian blows,
    here a Link to the (Google-translated) Changelog

    http://translate.google....&hl=de&ie=UTF-8

    Just keep in mind that it's an early BETA...if you don't want to deal with that, get the last RC (v2.11)
    -DG

  223. 5 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 2, 2008)

    Excellent!!

    Small, light on resources.
    Very feature rich:
    Mulitiple playlist support, Multiple Tag Editor,
    CD ripper, etc etc.....

    uses the same mp3 output as XMplay, so sounds brilliant. Good skin support (if you like that sort of thing)
    I think it's better than Foobar and Winamp and my old favourite QMP.... Runs well from as a portable app.

  224. 2 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 1, 2008)

    xmplay AND foobar blow this away. take your pick

  225. 5 out of 5 stars
    Eric20

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 1, 2008)

    I was really surprised by this. Quite a nice little player.
    Won't replace Winamp as my player of choice but I'm definitely keeping it as a backup.

  226. 4 out of 5 stars
    boaz

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 1, 2008)

    nice player. But I wish that they would post a "Changelog" of what was fixed or added.

  227. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 1, 2008)

    Light On resource , excellent sound , lots of advanced settings , easy to use , eye pleasing , winamp plugins compatible, what more can you ask for , my default player period.

  228. 5 out of 5 stars
    NappyHead

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 1, 2008)

    If I wasn't so stuck on Foobar, this would be my player of choice. Best player after F2K

  229. 5 out of 5 stars
    And|

    Reviewing 2.50 Build 172 Beta (May 1, 2008)

    Too bad Artem, doesnt update the picture. Thats an old standard skin.

  230. 5 out of 5 stars
    Psychocrusha

    Reviewing 2.11 (Mar 25, 2008)

    This is like a tie with XMPlay and Foobar, but I really like the features in this player, and it seems to run the lightest out of the three on my pc. Sometimes it loads a little slow on the first time, reminding me of Winamp, but overall this is one of the best audio players out there.

  231. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zoroaster

    Reviewing 2.11 (Mar 17, 2008)

    "The Sound" was Stan Getz' nickname ; could apply as well to AIMP. What a sound, what a player!

  232. 5 out of 5 stars
    Sephiroth...

    Reviewing 2.10 (Mar 14, 2008)

    This indeed is a good music player not like that AOL(Army of loser) bloated, useless, piece of crap and garbage that Winamp actually is. Congratulations and keep that way AIMP2 ;)

  233. 5 out of 5 stars
    madk0w

    Reviewing 2.10 (Feb 21, 2008)

    Winamp but much much better. Finaly somebody did it right.

  234. 5 out of 5 stars
    SledgeDG

    Reviewing 2.10 (Feb 12, 2008)

    nice little player with excellent features and....
    not to mention active development.
    Tons of great skins...Hell...even a nice, easy to handle Skinmaker.

    Fits my needs..bye bye Winamp :D

    -DG

  235. 5 out of 5 stars
    kiwibank

    Reviewing 2.09 (Jan 25, 2008)

    very nice indeed...my player of choice at the moment...

  236. 5 out of 5 stars
    Flebbo

    Reviewing 2.09 (Jan 21, 2008)

    Awesome! My default player for audio now :)

  237. 5 out of 5 stars
    sooti

    Reviewing 2.09 (Jan 18, 2008)

    very light on resources, great built in crossfader, nice GUI which looks like it should be heavy but somehow is very light on resources unlike winamp5, nice library with album covers etc..

    for playing music on the computer, this is a must have, and much better then itunes, foobar, winamp etc, cuz it has all the good in those players without the resource hogging...

    but for managing the library and copying to my 'creative zen vision m:', i still prefer mediamonkey, cuz of the ease of sorting the library and syncing to my player.

    but for playing music, this is a wonderful player.

  238. 5 out of 5 stars
    And|

    Reviewing 2.09 (Jan 2, 2008)

    http://aimp.ru/index.php?newlang=english ?

    Top right corner of the site...

  239. 3 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 2.09 (Jan 2, 2008)

    If someone can point me to an English version of the site with explanations of the features in that language, I'll then evaluate it. Until then, it gets a neutral 3 because I don't understand Russian.

  240. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.08.3 Beta (Dec 26, 2007)

    Oh wow, definitely keeping this one! It is not replacing Winamp (yet) but it is replacing Xmplay as well as Xion in my Audio List. It's easy to use, very attractive and it has some nice features that winamp lacks. I'll keep messing around with it and time will tell if this will replace Winamp =) but so far so good, very impressed with this one, thank you devs for sharing!

  241. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 2.08.1 Beta (Dec 6, 2007)

    Great stuff its my default player does all i need and sounds great ... I hope it never turns into a all in one bloat media player like the majority of all other players ... keep it lean devs ... :)

    changelog

    - Equalizer filter bug was fixed
    - Some small bugs were fixed

  242. 4 out of 5 stars
    dpcdpc11

    Reviewing 2.08.1 Beta (Dec 6, 2007)

    also a Foobar user for some time now... i found this player really interesting.. i like it better than winmap... the ppl from nullsoft still cant see the importance of mutliple playlists/ playlist tabs... i like about this player that i can customize the playlist string and many other things... the only things that are missing and keeps me on Foobar 2000 are the lack of kernel streaming output and the album art plugin.... would like to see these plugins in AIMP... it's certain that the player is on a good track to over take winamp and rivals... the memory print and CPU are verry low manwhile winamp is getting overbloated which every release.

  243. 4 out of 5 stars
    NappyHead

    Reviewing 2.08.1 Beta (Dec 6, 2007)

    Been a loyal Foobar user since the beginning, but this is kinda nice and sounds great too. Going to play with it for a little bit. I don't however see the option to rip of convert to FLAC, but I guess this is coming

  244. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 2.08 Beta (Dec 1, 2007)

    this one has the same impact over Winamp as The KMPlayer had over other video player.

    Good Job - my favorite now, and replaced Quintessential Player and Winamp on my computer.

    ***** out of 5

  245. 5 out of 5 stars
    Chocobito

    Reviewing 2.08 Beta (Nov 30, 2007)

    Changelog:

    Player
    + New hotkey settings menu
    + Now AIMP's interface supports unicode
    + Radio records save in individual folders
    + New sound effects: Tempo & Pitch
    + File queue management by keyboard
    + Set file rating in Quick File Info
    - Removed title scrolling from playlist

    Playlist
    + Playlist bookmarks sorting
    + «Insert file after current»
    + Show dead file-links
    + New boolmarks menu, ability to save current playing position of file
    + Variable width of playlist in Toolbar mode
    + Search in all playlists

    Audio Library
    + New interface mode – Card View
    + Search by file names in library
    + Saving last active item

    Fixed
    - Bug with track number of WMA files
    - Bug with track lirics in ID3v2 tags
    - Bug in Drag'n'Drop of files with unicode symbols in title
    - Bug in hidden folders adding
    - Speed up PLC-playlists loading

  246. 5 out of 5 stars
    Chocobito

    Reviewing 2.07.1 Beta (Nov 27, 2007)

    The BASS library had the best quality sound ever in any Music player and XMPlay and AIMP2 used it. This two player are my favorites.

  247. 5 out of 5 stars
    WebWarp

    Reviewing 2.07.1 Beta (Nov 7, 2007)

    Dixon_Butz you noob, try the software before making a stupid review - this software acutally is original, yes it looks like winamp - but it works differently - and thank g*d for that.. its so nice versus winamp..

    LOVE IT!

  248. 4 out of 5 stars
    ederh

    Reviewing 2.07 Beta (Oct 30, 2007)

    Want a changelog?

    Here from the ReadMe.txt:

    AIMP v2.07 Beta (29.10.2007)
    ==============================
    Player
    + New hotkey settings menu
    + Now AIMP's interface supports unicode
    + Radio records save in individual folders
    + New sound effects: Tempo & Pitch
    + File queue management by keyboard
    + Set file rating in Quick File Info
    - Removed title scrolling from playlist

    Playlist
    + Playlist bookmarks sorting
    + «Insert file after current»
    + Show dead file-links
    + New boolmarks menu, ability to save current playing position of file
    + Variable width of playlist in Toolbar mode
    + Search in all playlists

    Audio Library
    + New interface mode – Card View
    + Search by file names in library
    + Saving last active item

    Fixed
    - Bug with track number of WMA files
    - Bug with track lirics in ID3v2 tags
    - Bug in Drag'n'Drop of files with unicode symbols in title
    - Bug in hidden folders adding
    - Speed up PLC-playlists loading

  249. 3 out of 5 stars
    Tao2005

    Reviewing 2.07 Beta (Oct 30, 2007)

    It's an OK player. However I see this player like I see Winamp. You need a handful plug-ins for this player, to equal to do what JetAudio does. Of course if your not a hardcore music person like me. Then this player will suit you.

  250. 4 out of 5 stars
    xapaox

    Reviewing 2.07 Beta (Oct 29, 2007)

    what's new?
    I use this in parallel with winamp and xm player, i like this for a little better sound for mp3, nice skins but not have "show what i'm listening" for IMs (like xm player) and don't read *.cue files for my non-stop mp3s, not bad, i use frequently.
    4 stars anyway

  251. 5 out of 5 stars
    And|

    Reviewing 2.07 Beta (Oct 29, 2007)

    Why no changelog? :(

    Reason for 5 stars is that I am using this parralel with foobar, and I really love it.

  252. 5 out of 5 stars
    Rafel

    Reviewing 2.05.2 Beta (Oct 10, 2007)

    My default player. Since i found this great player, there isn't another. The best

  253. 5 out of 5 stars
    lotsamosi

    Reviewing 2.05.2 Beta (Oct 8, 2007)

    I have taken the same journey to Aimp as Netean has, Except I couldn't bring myself to try Foobar.
    I was pretty happp with XMPlay but aimp exceeds it in ease of use,skins(need some more though!), and setup.
    Very, Very impressed, especially considering the short development time!

  254. 5 out of 5 stars
    wind11

    Reviewing 2.05.2 Beta (Oct 6, 2007)

    audio player with excellent sound quality/equalizer/
    playlist.
    stable and no problems after hours play.

  255. 5 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 2.05.2 Beta (Oct 3, 2007)

    i've been looking for a great player/playlist manager/tagger/organiser for ages now.
    I used to love QCD/QMP, but it was slow in development and getting a bit bloated, then I switched to XMplay which is lovely, fast, sounds great, but default skin is awful and playlist/tagging/management doesn't really exist.

    Then I moved to foobar, which looks terrible, sounds ok, but is great for playlist management.

    Now I've found aimp I am very happy. Sounds brilliant (has the same BASS playback system as XMplay) - great skin, tagging and management are superb..

    All in all, one of the best players i've ever used.
    Better than Sonique, Winamp, WMP, itunes (what isn't) Spider player, QCD, Foobar..

    I love this player now.

  256. 5 out of 5 stars
    WebWarp

    Reviewing 2.05.2 Beta (Oct 3, 2007)

    just when i thought i had seen it all i feel in love again.. I\v been using foobar mostly, but damn this one out rux both foobar and winamp... How it loads all my music is a odd, but sure nice, and the sound is simply greaaatt!!

  257. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zoroaster

    Reviewing 2.05 Beta (Oct 2, 2007)

    Outstanding sound quality, beautiful, well thought. After 3 hours, I've adopted it as my default audio player.
    You really have to hear that sound, absolutely fantastic.
    Not one problem up to now, on XP

  258. 5 out of 5 stars
    abwolf

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 3 (Sep 18, 2007)

    Been using for a few days on Vista with no issues at all. It's a solid little player that reminds me of what Winamp used to be. If it continues at this pace it is potentially my new default player. Screenshot does not do it justice (the newer skin is much cleaner)

  259. 4 out of 5 stars
    drekec

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 10, 2007)

    A great player with a fantastic playlist. But every thing has a flaw. It crashes everytime I close a program if I play a file only on my Vista installation.

  260. 4 out of 5 stars
    ritubpant

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 10, 2007)

    This is a fun player, easy to use and good quality. Just wish it played videos as well!

  261. 5 out of 5 stars
    WebWarp

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 10, 2007)

    Realy great.. Why rate it low for stupid things like asking a question ??

    I especially like that it shows the name of my album above the music.. maybe simple, but unique, and I love it :D

    It also loads my MP3z damn fast in vs foobar or winamp.. So thumbs up!

  262. 1 out of 5 stars
    Herb.alone

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 9, 2007)

    Has anyone found a problem with this file.
    BitDefender picked this up.

    D:\Downloads\AIMP\AIMP2_Beta2.exe=>(NSIS o)=>lzma_solid_nsis0014 Infected: Trojan.Peed.Gen

    Hopefully it's a false positive.

  263. 3 out of 5 stars
    patmc7

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 9, 2007)

    I had a problem with the program cutting off the end of wav files, most notably with short ones.

  264. 5 out of 5 stars
    Richardky

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 9, 2007)

    good sound quality easy interface and not bloated the way a audio player should be ..

    i use media player classic for video related so this is perfect for someone like me who does not want a bloated all in one media player .

  265. 4 out of 5 stars
    daver18qc

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 8, 2007)

    Until it plays videos, Winamp stays first.

  266. 5 out of 5 stars
    hvacr

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 8, 2007)

    Best mp3 player around, never mind that its free.

  267. 2 out of 5 stars
    robmanic44

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 8, 2007)

    Nothing to get excited about and certainly not as good as winamp.

  268. 5 out of 5 stars
    And|

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 8, 2007)

    What a nice surprise! A player that kinda looks like WinAmp, but is far from all the bloated items WinAmp has been victim to.

    AIMP2, features the best playlist I have ever seen. If you add an album, it writes the album name in orange, and the files in the album underneath. I only see one problem with this player as it is... not enough skins.

    Oh well, the standard skin is actually not bad.

    oh, just found another little thing just now. No 24bit playback...

  269. 1 out of 5 stars
    sniggle

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 8, 2007)

    What's with all the fake reviews? Shameless way to push the rating up on yet another media player...

  270. 3 out of 5 stars
    Tao2005

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 7, 2007)

    Winamp, and this has alot incomon. Though winamp, does have a shoutcast browser, for both music and video. This one does not. For those of you, who think winamp is getting old, and why bother with this one. May i direct your attention to QMP, or QCD. QMP is a winamp clone, that is compact, and has a skin browser. Which winamp does not. QCD is more like winamp. QMP will replace QCD some day, when they decide to release the final.

    Jetaudio, is a WMP replacement. Works rather well. Jetaudio, has a streamer, for those who like to run their own radio station. Media Center; Catalogs your audio files. and a player, wich does just that. Jetaudio does more then all of these programs.

    This program lacks the hide feature. It doesn't actually hide itself, to the system tray, which is what I like.

  271. 5 out of 5 stars
    l3rutalSilence

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 7, 2007)

    Beautiful player
    It has a very simple yet colorful skin as its default. Amazing Sound quality Bass_mod rules
    and

    IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED THIS MEDIA PLAYER DO SO NOW!!!!!!

  272. 5 out of 5 stars
    fhwolf

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 7, 2007)

    It took a lot for me to replace Winamp (a very old friend), but the features of AIMP are superior. The quality of the sound is the difference!!!!

  273. 5 out of 5 stars
    stranded

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2 (Sep 7, 2007)

    Totally replaced Winamp for me!!! It's really good. Try it out! More skins at the official site - www.aimp.ru

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