Reviewing 3.6 (Mar 21, 2011)
Lite on resources. Plays everything. Outstanding sound quality. BTW, I don't get the UI complaints voiced by others, below. I use the MMD3 skin, which works virtually the same as the MMD3 skin for Winamp and several other media players.
Reviewing 3.6 (Dec 28, 2010)
-Great sound quality. The better your equipment, the more you'll appreciate that.
-Best ASIO support of any player, significantly better than Foodbar's. Best WASAPI support, too.
-Plays anything you throw at it -- files, playlists, urls.
-Their Winamp plugin converter wasn't working with the latest DFX, so I emailed them--and they wrote an update in 1 day. Show me that kind of service anywhere else.
-Excellent file info.
-Interface takes getting used to; try different skins until you find one you like.
Reviewing 3.6 (Dec 23, 2010)
Ditto to what tranglos said. UI suck is endemic in this category.
Reviewing 3.5.1 (Sep 25, 2010)
Brilliant little program, AIMP was my music player but I saw XMPlay mentioned on another review I decided to investigate. I'm glad I did. Great program, lots of skins if you are into skinning. An easy 5 stars.
Reviewing 3.5.1 (Sep 17, 2010)
Another entrant in the competition to make a media player totally unusable to most people over 20!
This one wins hands down in the category of "Make all the important buttons tiny and devoid of contrast so that they can't be told apart or clicked confidently". Also in the category of "Put important functions where the user least expects to find them" - like the [x] close buttons in the upper right corner of one window, and the upper left corner of another.
And hey, developers! With Aero glass, Microsoft finally managed to design a pleasing UI, and the standard window interface has been pretty functional since Win95, so why not just use that instead of creating non-standard windows / titlebars that are all of (a) uglier (b) less functional (c) harder to use?
I should add that the screenshot above is in no way similar to what you see when you download and run XMPlay. Although that particular skin does indicate that the designer's ambition is to imitate early versions of QuickTime/iTunes - one of the suckiest UIs ever seen on Windows. And oh, the reason I run Windows is to have my apps imitate the Mac UI. Yeah... right.
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