1by1 1.90 for Windows

by Martin Pesch

Avg. Rating 4.8 (276 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 37,162
Publisher Martin Pesch
Homepage 1by1

Publisher's Description

1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need for playlists or databases.

Latest Reviews

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v1.83 on Feb 5, 2015

I find this the best to browse and play your archived music collection without extra crap getting in your way. Simple and non-complicated. Stable. Also you can change the buttons - get them as addon from author's site.

barrytbutler

barrytbutler reviewed v1.81 on Jan 29, 2014

excellent all in one player.

dubstepmaker

dubstepmaker reviewed v1.78 on Feb 14, 2013

really handy if you have an entire drive of music you want to play without thinking about it too much.

brotherS

brotherS reviewed v1.75 on Nov 17, 2011

Very stable, great for audio books and stuff. Highly recommended.

gurgle

gurgle reviewed v1.74 on May 20, 2011

Simple, fast and with extremely small footprint, does all I need to listen to large collection of music. Much better for huge collections (terabytes) where players that maintain some sort of constantly updated database like Foobar, Winamp etc just hangs or respond very slowly. 1by1 is simple and elegant solution. Thanks to the developer!!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v1.74 on Apr 9, 2011

Does what it says on the tin. All I want in a player. Very good.

breebree

breebree reviewed v1.74 on Apr 8, 2011

Has become my fav mp3 player. The 5.1 mix works good and sounds great.. overall simple player that lets me go thru my files easily and quickly.

SineWave

SineWave reviewed v1.73 on Apr 4, 2011

Small, unobtrusive, efficient, with all the needed functions for a music player. So easy to use that many of my customers even brought it up and said "1by1 is so easy to use, so quick...". I personally use Foobar because of its advanced functions like ASIO output and replaygain, but if there wasn't Foobar2000 I'd definitely use 1by1. :) The only drawback I find with it is the support for Winamp plugins for other formats like FLAC, WavPack, ogg and ape that are not so easy to find or it just takes some time to find them. ;) I would like to be able to download them all directly from the site.

Fabulous work! MP3 DirectCut, too! Cheers!

bogbasic

bogbasic reviewed v1.72 on Apr 4, 2011

What a great little program. Just came across it while trying to find something less baffling, annoying and confusing than a well-known media player and, most importantly, without those chronic visualisations!! Lots of nice little features that are easy to pick up.

darkpepe

darkpepe reviewed v1.72 on Dec 1, 2010

I wish there was something similar for Linux

Avg. Rating 4.8 (276 votes)
Your Rating
uberfly

uberfly reviewed v1.83 on Feb 5, 2015

I find this the best to browse and play your archived music collection without extra crap getting in your way. Simple and non-complicated. Stable. Also you can change the buttons - get them as addon from author's site.

barrytbutler

barrytbutler reviewed v1.81 on Jan 29, 2014

excellent all in one player.

dubstepmaker

dubstepmaker reviewed v1.78 on Feb 14, 2013

really handy if you have an entire drive of music you want to play without thinking about it too much.

brotherS

brotherS reviewed v1.75 on Nov 17, 2011

Very stable, great for audio books and stuff. Highly recommended.

gurgle

gurgle reviewed v1.74 on May 20, 2011

Simple, fast and with extremely small footprint, does all I need to listen to large collection of music. Much better for huge collections (terabytes) where players that maintain some sort of constantly updated database like Foobar, Winamp etc just hangs or respond very slowly. 1by1 is simple and elegant solution. Thanks to the developer!!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v1.74 on Apr 9, 2011

Does what it says on the tin. All I want in a player. Very good.

breebree

breebree reviewed v1.74 on Apr 8, 2011

Has become my fav mp3 player. The 5.1 mix works good and sounds great.. overall simple player that lets me go thru my files easily and quickly.

SineWave

SineWave reviewed v1.73 on Apr 4, 2011

Small, unobtrusive, efficient, with all the needed functions for a music player. So easy to use that many of my customers even brought it up and said "1by1 is so easy to use, so quick...". I personally use Foobar because of its advanced functions like ASIO output and replaygain, but if there wasn't Foobar2000 I'd definitely use 1by1. :) The only drawback I find with it is the support for Winamp plugins for other formats like FLAC, WavPack, ogg and ape that are not so easy to find or it just takes some time to find them. ;) I would like to be able to download them all directly from the site.

Fabulous work! MP3 DirectCut, too! Cheers!

bogbasic

bogbasic reviewed v1.72 on Apr 4, 2011

What a great little program. Just came across it while trying to find something less baffling, annoying and confusing than a well-known media player and, most importantly, without those chronic visualisations!! Lots of nice little features that are easy to pick up.

darkpepe

darkpepe reviewed v1.72 on Dec 1, 2010

I wish there was something similar for Linux

genivf

genivf reviewed v1.71 on Nov 26, 2010

Current version
1.72, 2010-11-25
Optional full width sliders, adjustable split point
Fixed wrong folder usage on Search
Fixed network folder content display fault
Enabled file delete on search results and in playlist view
Middle button on Systray icon works as Pause/Resume
Some other corrections

Fileforum is a little behind. The link they have to download it is down but the author has a temp one up.

http://mpesch3.de1.cc/1by1.html#dwn

A great program. I have used it off and on for many years.

alphanews

alphanews reviewed v1.71 on Nov 11, 2010

Changelog :
1.71, 2010-11-12
Custom toolbar buttons
New internal button style
Optional extra track info column
Improved Settings dialog navigation
Mute and Soft mute
More options for Big view
System folder hide options
Adjustable current track background color
Optionally showing ID3 names in window title
Other corrections and improvements

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v1.70 on Jul 8, 2010

Still without fully support unicode (by now unicode only works on files but not in folders)

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v1.68 on Oct 12, 2009

@ jetz : you are right I must confess. STP crashed so many times that it was not what I thought it would be. Period.
Searched over and over again if there is a mp3 player that could do what 1by1 with the same TREEVIEW and browsersupport cause I simply hate playinglists.
I found two, one with the name MediaMonkey, after configuration it worked the same and supporting many audioformats.
The other one is Eufony is working better with every update (Multi Language installer) and is also lightweight but so windows 3.1 and ugly but works like a charm.
1by1, it is a lightweightplayer and has to stay that way but what I miss is analog vu meters & 10-bands equalizer (like AIMP2 has and I think together they would be the perfect audioplayer for me) and skin support allthough it supports color schema.
I still use 1by1 and rate it 4 stars cause it loads so fast.

Psychocrusha

Psychocrusha reviewed v1.68 on Jul 2, 2009

Really great program to play music without worrying about playlists, and very light on resources. The only real issue I have is that it will tend to slow playback for a second when starting a new process, like opening a browser, but other than that, its Aok.

zeltus

zeltus reviewed v1.68 on Jun 27, 2009

Simple, fast, does exactly what I need in a player. As I am careful to keep my music organised, this is a joy to use - I don't need a built-in database library.

This has become my primary means of listening to music - I've tried foobar et al but they are all too bloated and complicated for what I need.

I use The Godfather for tagging and naming, this for playing, all I need is a simple playlist creator for setting up party playlists (all the ones I've found so far have a flaw of one sort or another - the worst being the inability to shuffle the playlist contents)

I recommend this, altho' I do understnad how it mightn't meet everyone's needs.

cengizkhan

cengizkhan reviewed v1.68 on Jun 26, 2009

I like that player. very simple and effective. Is it possible to use it with bass.dll?

jetz

jetz reviewed v1.68 on Jun 26, 2009

@radiomaffia
Get a spell checker and grammer checker.
That STP is an ugly turd.
1by1 is perfect.

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v1.66 on Dec 2, 2008

Still deserves 5 * but... is there an mp3 player with more efficenty and less mouseclicks? Yes, there is..
STP MP3 Final 1.2.0 (Systray Play Portable) ! Why? Normally I hate it that the folderlist is not updated automacticly, STP has this feature to enable so no more non- excistings files or replaced are gone. In the systrayicon you can choose with left/right klicks on it (1, 2, 3 times ) what has to be done, next nummer, previous, pause, menu etcetera ( you must admit, that is so handy ). So, yes there is more to explorer then 1 by 1, I used it both.. MP3 opens with 1 by 1, but when it comes to musiclistening while doiing something else on pc Systray Player is in controll with more efficenty and does not bother me anymore!Download&Info (Supports skins, but are hard to find..):
http://www.governmentsec....org/archive/t3767.html

Carlos V

Carlos V reviewed v1.66 on Nov 18, 2008

For those of us who love what is simple and really good (and fast!), this program is a favourite.

catchpole

catchpole reviewed v1.66 on Nov 18, 2008

i don't need no last.fm support, all i need is fast player

Galifray

Galifray reviewed v1.66 on Nov 17, 2008

Still simple, extensible and effective. It only bloats if I want it to do so.

Todd 13

Todd 13 reviewed v1.66 on Nov 17, 2008

Still no last.fm support? Please! We need this feature!!!

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v1.65 on Nov 14, 2008

Download for version 1.65 does not seem to work, with this link it will:-
http://www.mpex.net/software/download/1by1.html
The option with chanching the audiofreq from the equalizer is a really cool added feature in 1.65! About the audio support others then MP3...read all about it on http://www.portablefreew...18&highlight=winamp before adding all kind audiosupport dll files, it is a bit tricky, peepz testing with all kind dll files from other players..1by1_plugins_again.zip from http://localhostr.com/fi.../1by1_plugins_again.zip
does the wmajob for me, just add all the dll files in 'program files/1by1' and let a WMA musicfile open allways with..1by1..and see, it is playing wma ! 1by1 isn't a stand-alone exutable anymore, it has an installer. Rate it 5* as allways

kiwibank

kiwibank reviewed v1.65 on Sep 6, 2008

ver 1.66 just released...

* Big title view can be embedded
* Output extentions from 1.65 only optional
* "List all subfolder content" function
* Refresh works on search results
* Track time on Midi play was not set
* Repeat button symbol problem fixed
* "Bring to front" option removed
* Other changes and corrections

http://mpesch3.de1.cc/1by1.html

mentallo666

mentallo666 reviewed v1.65 on Aug 29, 2008

Excellent Player. Very light and fast. Sounds great. Perfect.

squeeze69

squeeze69 reviewed v1.64 on Aug 21, 2008

1by1 is number 1 for it's weight.
Really.
Small, fast, simple, rich enough.

My favorite "heavy weight" is foobar2000. But for pure listening (no tools, etc..) 1by1 is really handy and lightweight.

Try it! There is no need to install. Just unzip from the sfx package. :)

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v1.64 on Aug 17, 2008

If you ask yourself of there is a tool that browse videofiles in the way 1by1 does with MP3's I can suggest you FastStone Player 3.2.
I does not support subtitles or has any confuguration options but is a decent tiny fast videofile player!
When does 1by1 has a new version(?), like to see the 3 bands equalizer is goiing to be a 5 or 7 bands and directly accessable and visible, but still rate this 5 stars!Using it since 1.4XX Rocks!

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v1.64 on Jul 2, 2008

Great to handle mp3s, not so good to play lossless files using winamp plugins (foobar works a lot better in this field)

I don't like the way that read the cues for large files, contrary to foobar it doesn't display the length of each track.

A bug: If you play files from a removable device like dvd-rom, close 1by1, remove the disc and run 1by1 again the program will hang.
A solution: 1by1 should not store the last path if it's in a removable device.

argybee

argybee reviewed v1.64 on Apr 8, 2008

Fast file access and no rubbish.
By far the best player.

kiwibank

kiwibank reviewed v1.63 on Feb 23, 2008

a very cool,little number with plenty of grunt...when i`m not using Aimp i`m using this...lots of plugins available and lots of VOLUME..just how i like it...

alphanews

alphanews reviewed v1.63 on Jan 15, 2008

My fave audio player - quick, convinient, slimware ! Been using it for ages.

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v1.63 on Jan 15, 2008

Love it. I love not having to make playlists and just playing straight from explorer! Sweet.

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v1.63 on Jan 15, 2008

d/l link doa

dikbozo

dikbozo reviewed v1.63 on Jan 15, 2008

Simple to use directory based freeware audio player. Very light on resources used. While not my audio app of choice(Foobar 2000), it has a permanent place as on my systems. When you include plugins, such as can be found here ( http://www.mpex.net/foru...8699dd7507e4ce958c873f9 ) most audio files can be played. While it lacks in the looks, it does what it does very well.

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v1.63 on Jan 15, 2008

Plus:

*Fasted mp3 player with browse support.
*Limiter & compressor & 3 bands equalizer
*Tag support
*Very low cpu

Minus:
*only mp3 support
*no option to hide non mp3 files

Allthough, best freeware mp3 player there is today, if you like browse support and are tired of only playing by playlists in WM, this the one to get your hands on! Rocks! 5 stars!

Winkler

Winkler reviewed v1.63 on Jan 15, 2008

anomoly seems to be whiner

twood

twood reviewed v1.62 on Sep 25, 2007

Doesn't take up any resources at all, I couldn't get the in_wm.dll to let it play windows media audio files, other than that this is my fav music player, I like xmplay but I use a lot of resources when I'm on a computer and this plays well even when my computer slows down. Of course it just might be the codec not working idk. I don't have many wma files, I'll just convert them.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v1.62 on Aug 5, 2007

to Auther ,, Can you implement Tabs,, user can have multi tabs for each dir. This would be very nice feature for this player,,

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v1.61 on Apr 24, 2007

Small & fast, but for a standalone player, xmplay still beats it hands down. If it had album art support it would actually be useful. AudioIdentifier will do basically the same thing except it will use whatever associated player you have.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v1.61 on Apr 24, 2007

Simple, effective, responsibly updated. Does everything I need a music player to do.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v1.59 on Jan 6, 2007

I have used this program in the early stages, This program have been improved a lot since then , I am only missing DSP winamp plugins and it will be my fav. player. I still keep quinn player besides this one.

I will give 5 for lite size and the dynamic view it gives,, Keep it up. This is very close to be a popular program if it's not already...

ckjnigel

ckjnigel reviewed v1.59 on Dec 29, 2006

Winamp plugins enable playing just about anything. But the most recent plugins that come with Nullsoft's installer mightn't all work.

Dreimanis

Dreimanis reviewed v1.59 on Dec 29, 2006

does what it says.

nms04

nms04 reviewed v1.59 on Dec 28, 2006

not bad!! it would need at least wma and ogg support! otherwhise great app :P

vincent326

vincent326 reviewed v1.57 on Dec 3, 2006

Though it doesn't look nice ,it is a very useful software for one who owns thousands of Mp3.Nice !

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v1.57 on Nov 30, 2006

Incredible useful to handle thousands of files, great sound, doesn't touch the registry, support for winamp decode plugins, all in 100KB.
it's true that it takes a little more resources than winamp2 (I didn't tested it against winamp5) but no more than 5% of cpu and 10MB of memory (at least in a average 1Ghz/512MB pc), otherwise to improve the playing and avoid "audio skips" go to settings=>audio and set: "Maximun wave buffer: 64KB" and "Number of buffers: 32", then in settings=>control check "High task priority".

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v1.57 on Nov 2, 2006

Very nice and small but the audio skips when too many resources on the pc is being used.Not even winamp does this and that program alone is a resource hog..

btw,include an uninstaller etc..

pseudoheld

pseudoheld reviewed v1.57 on Sep 15, 2006

Nice and small but im still gonna stick with xmplay. also lightweight but imho cooler and with more features.
still its nice and fast and loads better than winamp or wmp.

raveren

raveren reviewed v1.57 on Sep 15, 2006

Excelent small player, it serves for me as a quick-preview app. Using winamp as the main player, I set 1by1 to open mp3s by default as it loads instantly and I can preview all audio files in the directory one by one;), just like using a photo viewer..

KKai

KKai reviewed v1.57 on Sep 14, 2006

The simplest, smallest, best media player for those who don't need any skin and don't like to manage playlists.

However, it uses a bit more CPU usage than Winamp 2.x (for today's computuer, the difference may be 1% more CPU usage)

Moreover, it will be perfect if it can be set to play all media files under one folder (eg. C:\Music) and auto search all dirs under that folder, instead searching every single folder in a particular drive.

peterj1978

peterj1978 reviewed v1.57 on Sep 14, 2006

Oh i just love this, i have been using Fubar last years but this one will probably replace it.
Im a linux user and i always loved the database driven MPD with clients and this one is just about as good as that, keep up the good work.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v1.57 on Sep 14, 2006

changes:
Improved Big title view configuration · Optional simple RSS feed title display · Track time display improved for Gapless play · Better list handling on file move, rename and date change · Saving settings and track position on quit by shutdown · New About animation · Some more improvements.

I'm too lazy to manage playlists, this presents all my music files in front of me, quickly and easily. Very well written, tiny in size(actual executable is less than 60kb!) All it really needs is shoutcast and it'll replace evil player for me.

QBgreen

QBgreen reviewed v1.57 on Sep 14, 2006

This little bugger is a favorite. I use it to play my vast collection of Stern MP3s. Lots of useful features for such a small program.

stevetures

stevetures reviewed v1.56 on Jul 31, 2006

Simple, easy to use, with all the features you need.

This isn't Winamp or iTunes or WMP. Nuff said. But sometimes all you want to do is to listen to music.

The Winamp Input plugin support is key. Should be able to play any file out there because of that.

1. Winamp
2. 1by1
3. wmp11 (nothing before)
4. iTunes (maybe 3)

RPDP

RPDP reviewed v1.56 on Jun 19, 2006

I would give a 5 for this nice little [infact very small]program. Works fine with existing playlist (.m3u), but has problems in playlists with shared files located in a remote computer. I would also suggest having a small feature up in the next release - "Minimize to tray".

andy2004

andy2004 reviewed v1.56 on Jun 13, 2006

I rate this program a 5, nice little program, works work, quick and easy to use, no hang ups on windows xp at all. The only single complaint i have about it, is the installer, there no icon in start / program files / 1BY1 / 1BY1.EXE it only put an icon on the desktop, and personally i have noiconsdesktop setting. Minor gripe easily fixed.
FreeExtractor is the installer.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v1.56 on Jun 13, 2006

Unlike some *cough* czekar *cough* I am reviewing the PROGRAM, not the f%^&ing screenshot.

1by1 is a fantastic little piece of programming that does exactly what I need as I am anal-retentive enough to organize all of my media files in a complicated folder hierarchy.

czekar

czekar reviewed v1.56 on Jun 13, 2006

I hate clicking on a screenshot and getting the exact same damn picture in a full sized window. I'll stick with Media Monkey.

This program works just fine but that shouldn't surprise anyone as it does next to nothing.

Lisa Hayes

Lisa Hayes reviewed v1.55 on May 10, 2006

uhh... you don't need an uninstaller for this program. (unless it modifies the registry, then you NEED an uninstaller to remove them)

just delete the folder if you're done with it.

patmc7

patmc7 reviewed v1.55 on May 7, 2006

It could use an uninstaller.

Yogurth

Yogurth reviewed v1.55 on May 6, 2006

I just love these tiny apps, like 1by1 or uTorrent. Kudos to developer.

I afree with comment that audio qulity could be better, let's hope the authour will improve it.

Nevertheless 5 stars ^^

demetrisk

demetrisk reviewed v1.55 on May 5, 2006

Very useable player, steadily developed, clean, and light. It could use better default colours, as weel as an option to change font.

I use foobar2000 because of a combination of features I cannot find elsewhere (proper Unicode, proper gapless, kernel streaming, friendly converter, and more), but I like 1by1 a lot.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v1.55 on May 5, 2006

Been using this for 7 months over Foobar2000 with satisfaction, for people who want skinning and plugins, XMPlay.

You'll notice the installer adds 30k to the overall size of this. Yeah, it's tiny.

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v1.54 on Mar 30, 2006

Doesn't have the quality sound of apollo (that it sounds better than any other) but it's very much easy and efective if you need to handle large mp3 collections since contrary to apollo that works only with playlist it has an explorer interface and a fast search, also can create playlist easly (drag & drop) and it support winamp plugins to give support for other filetypes like ogg vorbis.
No mention that the program is incredible small (less than 100KB) and like other user said doesn't need installation and more important it store the all the settings in .ini files instead touch the registry. Can't be more happy with this player.

shagger1

shagger1 reviewed v1.54 on Mar 29, 2006

Love it-easy to use needs no installation and does not write to the registry plus can edit mp3 tags-what more could one ask for?My mistake-old version needed no installation-this one does but I still like it!

Lisa Hayes

Lisa Hayes reviewed v1.50 on Oct 5, 2005

just the kind i was looking for.

a minimalistic player with an explorer-like interface, which is basically the design of 1by1.
Now i don't have to rely on playlists, as my music files get moved from one place to another frequently.

tried apollo. Basically, it looks and feels the same as most other mp3 players out there, give or take its own unique plugins and stuff [ithout the tree interface].

Though i still have the same problem [as was the older versions] when i adjusted the volume via the 1by1 menu. The WAVE settings in the audio panel gets moved down. Which is quite a hassle since i haven't modified it in the first place. If this gets fixed, then all the better.

darkpepe

darkpepe reviewed v1.46 on Sep 4, 2004

Well it does what it says, but it's ugly as itself.
Try Apollo, unknown kick a** minimalist player with great gapless/crossfade playback:
http://koti.welho.com/hylinen/apollo/

alabaster

alabaster reviewed v1.46 on Sep 4, 2004

Simple & fast:
auto resume,
gapless output,
global hotkeys,
volume normalizing
winamp input plugin support
and more...

egg83

egg83 reviewed v1.36 on Aug 8, 2003

As far as simplicity and great sound goes, it really does not get any better than this! No, it doesnt have all the fancy skins and stuff but who cares?? Plays mp3s, and handles the task with grace. Deserves 10 stars, if the ratings went up that high...

phrentec

phrentec reviewed v1.34 on Mar 9, 2003

For the purpose of it 1by1 is as perfect of a minimalist player to be ever seen. Having to no longer deal with playlists when not needed it is just as sweet as winamp. It also has its own built in audio enhancer and along with its smooth ease of use it definitely ranks way above foobar2000.

MyMaster

MyMaster reviewed v1.2 Beta on Feb 16, 2002

the 1.2 version is a big improvement over prior versions. the new interface is very very welcome. keep the good work.

bbhermit

bbhermit reviewed v1.2 Beta on Feb 16, 2002

Fastest Music Player download I've ever seen. No graphics equalize, or volume controls, but, it sounds good. A good, basic, no frills, music player.

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