AIMP 4.50.2026 Beta 3 for Windows

by Artem Izmaylov

Avg. Rating 4.6 (1,077 votes)

File Details

File Size 11.6 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 100,199
Publisher Artem Izmaylov
Homepage AIMP

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v4.13.1887 on Mar 23, 2017

I'm back to using AIMP, for Windows 10 on home theater system. The available Unfavourable skin is just absolutely awesome. The LP skin is good as well for a smaller mp3 avi window. I don't bother with the EQ, I use the sound driver properties EQ for a universal EQ setting. However, AIMP's DSP 'Enhancer' feature is nice, just needs to be ticked up a tad to really enhance that midrange. With that and the sound EQ going into my receiver amp the listening experience is amazing. There are also other DSP settings such as Reverb and Echo, among others. Still working to get the Crossfade just right, and there is also a Skip Silence plugin available for download that I have yet to try. I did prefer the SRS Effects on Windows Media Player, but WMP on Windows 10 has issues with caching MP3 tags (I have so many MP3s) and the Crossfade noticeably skips a bit thru the process, and the native Windows 10 Groove Player just sucks, sucks, suck sucks, no real features whatsoever. Other than AIMP, the only other third party player I ever really liked was Audacious for Linux.

5 stars for AIMP and the Unfavourable skin together, the main AIMP skin lacks, even the darker one.

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v4.12.1873 RC on Dec 25, 2016

The music library is full of bugs, realtime update doesn't work as it should be, it's incredible slow, I tried it for long time as alternative to f2k, the sound quality is great, also the UI but the way the library works made me uninstall it and go back to f2k.

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v4.10.1831 on Sep 1, 2016

Shame they dont support Shoutcast Plugin so you can stream with it...

legion

legion reviewed v4.10.1816 Beta on Jul 2, 2016

Small, fast, configurable, useful little audio player.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v3.60.1497 on Jul 15, 2015

Not bad. Slight learning curve. But overall its pretty good. Good sound quality. UI is ok. Easy to bring music folders over. Worth a try for sure.

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v3.60.1492 on Apr 27, 2015

Areally good mp3 player, I'll give it 4 stars.
However my personal preference is for foobar, I like the way it can be conigured to look exactly the way you want.

sajukst

sajukst reviewed v3.60.1492 on Apr 24, 2015

Great! It is one of the best product. Really it is a very good product. I love this products very much. Here you get more products, http://www.njdelta.com/

breebree

breebree reviewed v3.60.1483 on Mar 2, 2015

My goto player, use the small mode and tuck it away in the corner. Have numerous play lists that take care of a full day.

sSHarK

sSHarK reviewed v3.60.1479 on Feb 6, 2015

Finally runs on Windows 10 - THX!!! :D

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.60.1453 RC3 on 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

Avg. Rating 4.6 (1,077 votes)
Your Rating
Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v4.13.1887 on Mar 23, 2017

I'm back to using AIMP, for Windows 10 on home theater system. The available Unfavourable skin is just absolutely awesome. The LP skin is good as well for a smaller mp3 avi window. I don't bother with the EQ, I use the sound driver properties EQ for a universal EQ setting. However, AIMP's DSP 'Enhancer' feature is nice, just needs to be ticked up a tad to really enhance that midrange. With that and the sound EQ going into my receiver amp the listening experience is amazing. There are also other DSP settings such as Reverb and Echo, among others. Still working to get the Crossfade just right, and there is also a Skip Silence plugin available for download that I have yet to try. I did prefer the SRS Effects on Windows Media Player, but WMP on Windows 10 has issues with caching MP3 tags (I have so many MP3s) and the Crossfade noticeably skips a bit thru the process, and the native Windows 10 Groove Player just sucks, sucks, suck sucks, no real features whatsoever. Other than AIMP, the only other third party player I ever really liked was Audacious for Linux.

5 stars for AIMP and the Unfavourable skin together, the main AIMP skin lacks, even the darker one.

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v4.12.1873 RC on Dec 25, 2016

The music library is full of bugs, realtime update doesn't work as it should be, it's incredible slow, I tried it for long time as alternative to f2k, the sound quality is great, also the UI but the way the library works made me uninstall it and go back to f2k.

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v4.10.1831 on Sep 1, 2016

Shame they dont support Shoutcast Plugin so you can stream with it...

legion

legion reviewed v4.10.1816 Beta on Jul 2, 2016

Small, fast, configurable, useful little audio player.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v3.60.1497 on Jul 15, 2015

Not bad. Slight learning curve. But overall its pretty good. Good sound quality. UI is ok. Easy to bring music folders over. Worth a try for sure.

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v3.60.1492 on Apr 27, 2015

Areally good mp3 player, I'll give it 4 stars.
However my personal preference is for foobar, I like the way it can be conigured to look exactly the way you want.

sajukst

sajukst reviewed v3.60.1492 on Apr 24, 2015

Great! It is one of the best product. Really it is a very good product. I love this products very much. Here you get more products, http://www.njdelta.com/

breebree

breebree reviewed v3.60.1483 on Mar 2, 2015

My goto player, use the small mode and tuck it away in the corner. Have numerous play lists that take care of a full day.

sSHarK

sSHarK reviewed v3.60.1479 on Feb 6, 2015

Finally runs on Windows 10 - THX!!! :D

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.60.1453 RC3 on 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

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v3.60.1453 RC3 on 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....

scf

scf reviewed v3.60.1441 RC1 on Nov 14, 2014

nice, 4 stars!

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v3.55.1355 on 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).

BooM13

BooM13 reviewed v3.55.1345 on Apr 24, 2014

good program!

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v3.55.1338 on Feb 17, 2014

not too shabby i must say

roj

roj reviewed v3.55.1320 on Nov 6, 2013

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

FOUR stars.

olivergiving

olivergiving reviewed v3.51.1288 on Sep 25, 2013

great program

tylergierke

tylergierke reviewed v3.51.1288 on Aug 23, 2013

aimp is solid

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v3.50.1277 on 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

rand88

rand88 reviewed v3.50.1259 RC1 on 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".

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v3.50.1259 RC1 on 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.

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.50.1259 RC1 on 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 :)

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.50.1253 Beta 4 on 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

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v3.50.1237 Beta 2 on 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....

InSuboRdiNaTioN

InSuboRdiNaTioN reviewed v3.50.1224 Beta 1 on 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.

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v3.20.1165 on 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.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.20.1155 on Nov 19, 2012

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

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v3.10.1074 on 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

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.10.1072 on Aug 7, 2012

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

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v3.10.1065 on Jul 14, 2012

Updater for the portable version, written by me.

plasticpig72

plasticpig72 reviewed v3.10.1065 on 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.

vrknkr00

vrknkr00 reviewed v3.10.1061 on 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!

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v3.10.1061 on Jun 30, 2012

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

itazev

itazev reviewed v3.10.1061 on Jun 30, 2012

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

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.10.1061 on 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 ~

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.10.1051 RC2 on Jun 4, 2012

Great player ~

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.10.1045 RC1 on 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 !

roj

roj reviewed v3.10 Build 1040 Beta 3 on 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)

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.10 Build 1034 Beta 2 on Apr 30, 2012

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

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.10 Build 1027 Beta 1 on Apr 17, 2012

light weight non bloat VU is coool my default player !

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v3.00 Build 985 on Apr 10, 2012

The best.

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

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.00 Build 985 on 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.

TuxmanXP

TuxmanXP reviewed v3.00 Build 985 on 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.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.00 Build 970 RC3 on 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.

assersegsten

assersegsten reviewed v3.00 Build 970 RC3 on 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)

Alexander-GG

Alexander-GG reviewed v3.00 Build 901 Beta 3 on Aug 3, 2011

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

djb247365

djb247365 reviewed v3.00 Build 900 Beta 3 on 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.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.00 Build 900 Beta 3 on 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.

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v3.00 Build 900 Beta 3 on 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 !

jotte_ct

jotte_ct reviewed v3.00 Build 861 Beta 1 on 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!

JackRegan

JackRegan reviewed v3.00 Build 851 Beta 1 on Mar 14, 2011

No thank you.

amberkv

amberkv reviewed v3.00 Build 851 Beta 1 on Mar 10, 2011

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

djb247365

djb247365 reviewed v3.00 Build 851 Beta 1 on 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.

gate1975mlm

gate1975mlm reviewed v3.00 Build 851 Beta 1 on 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.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.00 Build 843 Beta 1 on Mar 9, 2011

My favourite player.

Some nice skins around but beware some are malicious.

thartist

thartist reviewed v3.00 Build 843 Beta 1 on Mar 8, 2011

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

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v3.00 Build 843 Beta 1 on Mar 8, 2011

Update the screenshot, lazy men.

jotte_ct

jotte_ct reviewed v3.00 Build 832 Beta 1 on 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.

witlily

witlily reviewed v3.00 Build 832 Beta 1 on Feb 22, 2011

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

djb247365

djb247365 reviewed v3.00 Build 832 Beta 1 on 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.

KatieKate

KatieKate reviewed v3.00 Build 832 Beta 1 on Feb 8, 2011

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

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 on 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!)

djb247365

djb247365 reviewed v3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 on 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.

Tockman

Tockman reviewed v3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 on Dec 22, 2010

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

roj

roj reviewed v3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 on Dec 21, 2010

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

Well done.

NOW it's worth considering.

FOUR stars.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v3.00 Build 810 Beta 1 on Dec 21, 2010

@Alexander-GG

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

Sound Engine: Added ASIO / WASAPI / Direct Sound support

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v2.61.583 on Aug 9, 2010

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

Alexander-GG

Alexander-GG reviewed v2.61.570 on 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.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.61.570 on Jun 13, 2010

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

allthebestnamesgone

allthebestnamesgone reviewed v2.61.570 on 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

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v2.61.560 on Mar 25, 2010

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

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v2.61.560 on Mar 25, 2010

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

nugro

nugro reviewed v2.61.560 on 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.

us3r

us3r reviewed v2.61.560 on 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.

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v2.60.551 on 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...

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v2.60.551 on 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.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 530 on Feb 16, 2010

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

nusushika

nusushika reviewed v2.60 Build 530 on Jan 7, 2010

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

catchpole

catchpole reviewed v2.60 Build 530 on Jan 7, 2010

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

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.60 Build 530 on 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

us3r

us3r reviewed v2.60 Build 530 on 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

WebWarp

WebWarp reviewed v2.60 Build 530 on 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)"

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.60 Build 528 on 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

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 528 on 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...

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v2.60 Build 528 on 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 :-)

roj

roj reviewed v2.60 Build 528 on 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. :)

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v2.60 Build 520 Final on 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.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v2.60 Build 520 Final on Dec 2, 2009

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

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 520 Final on Dec 2, 2009

Finally final version, awesome!

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v2.60 Build 520 Final on 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.

allthebestnamesgone

allthebestnamesgone reviewed v2.60 Build 520 Final on 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 :)

lotsamosi

lotsamosi reviewed v2.60 Build 512 RC3 on Nov 22, 2009

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

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 512 RC3 on 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

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 510 RC3 on 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

Balderstrom

Balderstrom reviewed v2.60 Build 510 RC3 on 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.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.60 Build 510 RC3 on Nov 3, 2009

the best audio player plain and simple

4122

4122 reviewed v2.60 Build 510 RC3 on 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.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 507 RC2 on 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

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v2.60 Build 507 RC2 on 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.

Yogurth

Yogurth reviewed v2.60 Build 505 RC1 on Oct 1, 2009

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

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v2.60 Build 505 RC1 on 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. *)

4122

4122 reviewed v2.60 Build 505 RC1 on 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.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v2.60 Build 505 RC1 on 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.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 499 RC1 on 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...

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.60 Build 499 RC1 on Sep 8, 2009

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

thartist

thartist reviewed v2.60 Build 499 RC1 on 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.

coover

coover reviewed v2.60 Build 499 RC1 on 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.

NunjaBusiness

NunjaBusiness reviewed v2.60 Build 497 Beta 4 on 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.

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v2.60 Build 497 Beta 4 on 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.

nugro

nugro reviewed v2.60 Build 491 Beta 3 on 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

coover

coover reviewed v2.60 Build 491 Beta 3 on 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?

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v2.60 Build 486 Beta 2 on 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)

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 486 Beta 2 on 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

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.60 Build 486 Beta 2 on Jul 13, 2009

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

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 on Jul 13, 2009

Awesome audio player !!!

NappyHead

NappyHead reviewed v2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 on Jul 8, 2009

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

Second Shadow

Second Shadow reviewed v2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 on 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

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 on Jul 8, 2009

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

allthebestnamesgone

allthebestnamesgone reviewed v2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 on 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

plasticpig72

plasticpig72 reviewed v2.60 Build 485 Beta 2 on 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,

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v2.60 Build 484 Beta 2 on 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

NappyHead

NappyHead reviewed v2.60 Build 484 Beta 2 on Jul 2, 2009

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

thartist

thartist reviewed v2.60 Build 484 Beta 2 on 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.

allthebestnamesgone

allthebestnamesgone reviewed v2.60 Build 480 Beta 2 on 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.

NappyHead

NappyHead reviewed v2.60 Build 480 Beta 2 on 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.

SueAmma

SueAmma reviewed v2.60 Build 480 Beta 2 on Jun 17, 2009

AIMP is a very capable player.
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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.

NunjaBusiness

NunjaBusiness reviewed v2.60 Build 472 Beta 1 on May 13, 2009

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

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 472 Beta 1 on 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... ;)

roj

roj reviewed v2.60 Build 472 Beta 1 on 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.

debonair

debonair reviewed v2.60 Build 472 Beta 1 on 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.

lang999

lang999 reviewed v2.60 Build 470 Beta 1 on May 8, 2009

The best lightwieghtplayer since winamp 2.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 470 Beta 1 on 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...

nugro

nugro reviewed v2.60 Build 466 Beta on 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

roj

roj reviewed v2.60 Build 466 Beta on 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.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.60 Build 466 Beta on 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 !!!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.60 Build 466 Beta on Apr 23, 2009

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

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v2.60 Build 466 Beta on 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.

coldcorpse

coldcorpse reviewed v2.60 Build 466 Beta on Apr 23, 2009

No, thanks.

I'm quite happy with my Apollo ;)

Darkman00

Darkman00 reviewed v2.60.462 Beta on 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!!!!!!!!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v2.60.462 Beta on 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.

TuxmanXP

TuxmanXP reviewed v2.60.462 Beta on 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.

radiomaffia

radiomaffia reviewed v2.51.330 on 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...

lang999

lang999 reviewed v2.51.330 on 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.

Zanyth0x42

Zanyth0x42 reviewed v2.51.330 on Jan 2, 2009

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

psycros

psycros reviewed v2.51.330 on 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.

shydoc

shydoc reviewed v2.51.330 on Jan 1, 2009

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

myboy

myboy reviewed v2.51.330 on 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 !! ;)

hariskar

hariskar reviewed v2.51.330 on Jan 1, 2009

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

simko

simko reviewed v2.51.330 on Jan 1, 2009

Excellent pure music player

Marucins

Marucins reviewed v2.51.330 on 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

argybee

argybee reviewed v2.51.328 on 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)

Darkman00

Darkman00 reviewed v2.51.328 on 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

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.51.323 on Dec 8, 2008

Simply overwhelming WinAMP in all compilations xD

lotsamosi

lotsamosi reviewed v2.51.323 on 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

Todd 13

Todd 13 reviewed v2.51.323 on Dec 2, 2008

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

netean

netean reviewed v2.51.320 on 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

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v2.50.312 on 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.

bouncyboingy

bouncyboingy reviewed v2.50.312 on 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

ceeslans

ceeslans reviewed v2.50.312 on Oct 26, 2008

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

simko

simko reviewed v2.50.312 on 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

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.50.312 on 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

Alexander-GG

Alexander-GG reviewed v2.50.312 on Oct 25, 2008

Just the best.

roj

roj reviewed v2.50.312 on 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.

Ain Soph Aur

Ain Soph Aur reviewed v2.50.309 Beta on Oct 18, 2008

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

itazev

itazev reviewed v2.50.309 Beta on 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.

oRoFLash

oRoFLash reviewed v2.50.306 on Oct 14, 2008

Wow! Simply superb and awesome! Best player!

El mejor reproductor de audio y más completo!

Uucyc

Uucyc reviewed v2.50.306 on Oct 14, 2008

test :)

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v2.50.306 on 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 :)

thartist

thartist reviewed v2.50.306 on Oct 13, 2008

INNNNNNNNNNNCREDIBLE!

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

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v2.50.306 on 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

us3r

us3r reviewed v2.50.306 on Oct 13, 2008

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

urlwolf

urlwolf reviewed v2.5 Build 304 RC4 on 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.

zorty

zorty reviewed v2.5 Build 304 RC4 on 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).

SledgeDG

SledgeDG reviewed v2.5 Build 304 RC4 on 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

netean

netean reviewed v2.5 Build 303 RC4 on 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.

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.5 Build 301 RC4 on 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..

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v2.5 Build 300 RC4 on 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!

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.5 Build 297 RC4 on 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.

argybee

argybee reviewed v2.5 Build 297 RC4 on 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)

Ain Soph Aur

Ain Soph Aur reviewed v2.5 Build 297 RC4 on Sep 23, 2008

just the best player!

the artist

the artist reviewed v2.5 Build 297 RC4 on 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?

And|

And| reviewed v2.5 Build 297 RC4 on 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.

catchpole

catchpole reviewed v2.5 Build 297 RC4 on Sep 23, 2008

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

simko

simko reviewed v2.5 Build 293 RC3 on 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

aszure

aszure reviewed v2.5 Build 293 RC3 on 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.

huero420

huero420 reviewed v2.5 Build 293 RC3 on Sep 4, 2008

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

ruichaves21

ruichaves21 reviewed v2.5 Build 289 RC3 on Sep 2, 2008

Very good!!!!

Eric20

Eric20 reviewed v2.5 Build 289 RC3 on Aug 27, 2008

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

Ain Soph Aur

Ain Soph Aur reviewed v2.5 Build 289 RC3 on Aug 27, 2008

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

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v2.5 Build 289 RC3 on Aug 27, 2008

Excellent!

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v2.5 Build 288 RC3 on 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....

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.5 Build 288 RC3 on 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!

nemrtvy

nemrtvy reviewed v2.5 Build 276 RC3 on Aug 11, 2008

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

oRoFLash

oRoFLash reviewed v2.5 Build 276 RC3 on 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!

FherNando

FherNando reviewed v2.5 Build 276 RC3 on 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)

El_Farfar

El_Farfar reviewed v2.5 Build 276 RC3 on 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.

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v2.5 Build 271 RC3 on 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.

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed v2.5 Build 271 RC3 on 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

legion

legion reviewed v2.5 Build 271 RC3 on Aug 4, 2008

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

Flebbo

Flebbo reviewed v2.5 Build 271 RC3 on Aug 4, 2008

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

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.5 Build 270 RC3 on Aug 3, 2008

download site
404 the site has bit the dust.

swayzakmaster

swayzakmaster reviewed v2.5 Build 270 RC3 on 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

djcycosis

djcycosis reviewed v2.5 Build 264 RC2 on 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.

preinterpost

preinterpost reviewed v2.5 Build 264 RC2 on 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?

Daemon

Daemon reviewed v2.5 Build 254 RC2 on Jul 18, 2008

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

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.5 Build 254 RC2 on 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.

nms04

nms04 reviewed v2.5 Build 254 RC2 on Jul 11, 2008

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

shrap1315

shrap1315 reviewed v2.5 Build 248 RC2 on 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!!

skalynuik

skalynuik reviewed v2.5 Build 244 RC1 on 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.

egg83

egg83 reviewed v2.5 Build 244 RC1 on 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.

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v2.5 Build 243 RC1 on Jun 26, 2008

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

arjesus

arjesus reviewed v2.5 Build 243 RC1 on Jun 24, 2008

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

Las1K

Las1K reviewed v2.5 Build 238 RC1 on Jun 21, 2008

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

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.5 Build 238 RC1 on 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!

srnty

srnty reviewed v2.5 Build 238 RC1 on Jun 20, 2008

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

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.5 Build 235 RC1 on 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

Genital.Joe

Genital.Joe reviewed v2.5 Build 235 RC1 on Jun 17, 2008

Nothing beats this player.

legion

legion reviewed v2.5 Build 224 Beta 7 on Jun 5, 2008

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

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v2.5 Build 224 Beta 7 on Jun 5, 2008

Ugly as sin.

idodialog

idodialog reviewed v2.5 Build 224 Beta 7 on 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.

argybee

argybee reviewed v2.5 Build 215 Beta 6 on 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 !!)

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SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v2.5 Build 215 Beta 6 on May 29, 2008

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

wagner reatto

wagner reatto reviewed v2.5 Build 211 Beta 5 on May 27, 2008

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

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v2.5 Build 211 Beta 5 on 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

tolaat01

tolaat01 reviewed v2.50 Beta 4 on 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.

netean

netean reviewed v2.50 Beta 4 on 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.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.50 Beta 3 on 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.

legion

legion reviewed v2.50 Beta 3 on May 13, 2008

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

jotte_ct

jotte_ct reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on 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!

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on 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..

SledgeDG

SledgeDG reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on 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

netean

netean reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on 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.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on May 1, 2008

xmplay AND foobar blow this away. take your pick

Eric20

Eric20 reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on 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.

boaz

boaz reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on May 1, 2008

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

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on 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.

NappyHead

NappyHead reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on May 1, 2008

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

And|

And| reviewed v2.50 Build 172 Beta on May 1, 2008

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

Psychocrusha

Psychocrusha reviewed v2.11 on 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.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v2.11 on Mar 17, 2008

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

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth... reviewed v2.10 on 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 ;)

madk0w

madk0w reviewed v2.10 on Feb 21, 2008

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

SledgeDG

SledgeDG reviewed v2.10 on 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

kiwibank

kiwibank reviewed v2.09 on Jan 25, 2008

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

Flebbo

Flebbo reviewed v2.09 on Jan 21, 2008

Awesome! My default player for audio now :)

sooti

sooti reviewed v2.09 on 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.

And|

And| reviewed v2.09 on Jan 2, 2008

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

Top right corner of the site...

roj

roj reviewed v2.09 on 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.

Someone reviewed v2.08.3 Beta on 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!

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v2.08.1 Beta on 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

dpcdpc11

dpcdpc11 reviewed v2.08.1 Beta on 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.

NappyHead

NappyHead reviewed v2.08.1 Beta on 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

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v2.08 Beta on 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

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v2.08 Beta on 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

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v2.07.1 Beta on 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.

WebWarp

WebWarp reviewed v2.07.1 Beta on 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!

ederh

ederh reviewed v2.07 Beta on 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

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.07 Beta on 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.

xapaox

xapaox reviewed v2.07 Beta on 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

And|

And| reviewed v2.07 Beta on Oct 29, 2007

Why no changelog? :(

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

Rafel

Rafel reviewed v2.05.2 Beta on Oct 10, 2007

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

lotsamosi

lotsamosi reviewed v2.05.2 Beta on 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!

wind11

wind11 reviewed v2.05.2 Beta on Oct 6, 2007

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

netean

netean reviewed v2.05.2 Beta on 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.

WebWarp

WebWarp reviewed v2.05.2 Beta on 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!!

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v2.05 Beta on 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

abwolf

abwolf reviewed v2.0 Beta 3 on 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)

drekec

drekec reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on 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.

ritubpant

ritubpant reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Sep 10, 2007

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

WebWarp

WebWarp reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on 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!

Herb.alone

Herb.alone reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on 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.

patmc7

patmc7 reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Sep 9, 2007

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

Richardky

Richardky reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on 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 .

daver18qc

daver18qc reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Sep 8, 2007

Until it plays videos, Winamp stays first.

hvacr

hvacr reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Sep 8, 2007

Best mp3 player around, never mind that its free.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Sep 8, 2007

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

And|

And| reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on 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...

sniggle

sniggle reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on Sep 8, 2007

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

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on 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.

l3rutalSilence

l3rutalSilence reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on 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!!!!!!

fhwolf

fhwolf reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on 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!!!!

stranded

stranded reviewed v2.0 Beta 2 on 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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