Audio Software Players CoolPlayer

CoolPlayer Build 219 for Windows

by DaanSystems

Avg. Rating 4.3 (57 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.3 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 9,075
Publisher DaanSystems
Homepage CoolPlayer

Publisher's Description

CoolPlayer is an MPEG Layer 1, 2, and 3 digital audio player for Windows. It features skins, a simple user interface, and a fully working playlist editor. The built in ID3 editor makes it simple to rename and modify files. CoolPlayer uses the Xaudio MPEG engine and is completely free.

Latest Reviews

Perezoso

Perezoso reviewed vBuild 219 on Jun 2, 2008

Couldn't play MP3 or AAC audio streams. Then crashed within seconds of loading an MP3 file.

bobad

bobad reviewed vBuild 216 on Dec 2, 2006

Coolplayer used to be the best lightweight player out there. But that was then, this is now. Evilplayer and XM Player expose it as the bug-ridden piece of software that it is.

roj

roj reviewed vBuild 216 on Dec 2, 2006

This used to be my player of choice too and then an overzealous but underachieving dev with no coherent strategy assumed control of the project and brought it to wrack and ruin. His hallmarks were a playlist best descriubed as a retroactive abortion and a quality control attitude typified b the mindset that "I code - I don't bother with testing; YOU the user community test whatever I grind out because that's YOUR contribution to the project".

In short, he was a putz.

Then, after all that rubbish, he *bailed* and the project went into the weeds.

I'm very glad to see this player resurrected. In it's absence XMPlay has become my player of choice at least in part because it embodies the qualityies that once made CoolPlayer great:

- superlative audio quality
- minimal fluff / maximum *useful* function
- a remarkable penchant for minimal bugs and good solid code

I hope that this new beginning for CoolPlayer after such a long hiatus will signal a worthwhile rebirth for this former gem.

THREE stas for hope and wishes of good luck in sorting out the mess.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed vBuild 216 on Dec 2, 2006

it's good to be back again,, but need a lot of work, to start with , retain of play list skin,
- Play list does not stay on top.
- It hangs and keep CPU busy ,

Cool Player used to be my fav. hope that it get back to me again,,

Keep the faith,,

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.09 on Feb 21, 2003

Fixed the crashing by restoring my system back before the Cool Player SNAFU. 2.06. 2.07, 2.08, and 2.09 all work normally now. "Normaly" is very well indeed!

roj

roj reviewed v2.09 on Feb 21, 2003

CoolPlayer doesn't use the Registry other than for file associations. However, there are memory bugs that were fixed in the 2.09 release that produced crash symptoms. I've got it on six machines, all of different configurations (processors (AMD and intel), motherboards, video cards, sound cards) and have no crashes.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed vBuild 208 on Feb 21, 2003

very Nice.. I had no problem running it. I like it.. but still waiting for Playlist Skin.. ;)

bobad

bobad reviewed vBuild 208 on Feb 20, 2003

This build crashes in WinXP. Version 2.06 and earlier never once crash or showed any signs of instability. I went back to 2.06, and it crashes too now. It must have screwed up something in my registry. Cool Player has been my favorite for yearts. I hope the authors can get this problem resolved.

roj

roj reviewed vBuild 208 on Feb 19, 2003

A couple of points:

CoolPlayer does NOT use Xaudio - it used MAD.

Also there are a few lingering bugs in the playlist code (minor stuff - the maximize and minimize gadgets don't work) but I am pleased to say that the dev team is very responsive and these will very likely be fixed in short order.

OGG support is excellent.

At this point I consider this player top dog for audio quality over both Winamp 2.8x + MAD and Foobar - with a lot more user friendliness than the latter.

mrbee

mrbee reviewed vBuild 206 Sneak Peak on Aug 11, 2002

So close to being my player...but it fails me. The Equalizer is extremely flawed, not even mildly usable. I have also experienced random 'jumps' to other places in the sound file, just by doing something in another program! Weird. It looks promising though, hope it gets better without getting bloated.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (57 votes)
Your Rating
Perezoso

Perezoso reviewed vBuild 219 on Jun 2, 2008

Couldn't play MP3 or AAC audio streams. Then crashed within seconds of loading an MP3 file.

bobad

bobad reviewed vBuild 216 on Dec 2, 2006

Coolplayer used to be the best lightweight player out there. But that was then, this is now. Evilplayer and XM Player expose it as the bug-ridden piece of software that it is.

roj

roj reviewed vBuild 216 on Dec 2, 2006

This used to be my player of choice too and then an overzealous but underachieving dev with no coherent strategy assumed control of the project and brought it to wrack and ruin. His hallmarks were a playlist best descriubed as a retroactive abortion and a quality control attitude typified b the mindset that "I code - I don't bother with testing; YOU the user community test whatever I grind out because that's YOUR contribution to the project".

In short, he was a putz.

Then, after all that rubbish, he *bailed* and the project went into the weeds.

I'm very glad to see this player resurrected. In it's absence XMPlay has become my player of choice at least in part because it embodies the qualityies that once made CoolPlayer great:

- superlative audio quality
- minimal fluff / maximum *useful* function
- a remarkable penchant for minimal bugs and good solid code

I hope that this new beginning for CoolPlayer after such a long hiatus will signal a worthwhile rebirth for this former gem.

THREE stas for hope and wishes of good luck in sorting out the mess.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed vBuild 216 on Dec 2, 2006

it's good to be back again,, but need a lot of work, to start with , retain of play list skin,
- Play list does not stay on top.
- It hangs and keep CPU busy ,

Cool Player used to be my fav. hope that it get back to me again,,

Keep the faith,,

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.09 on Feb 21, 2003

Fixed the crashing by restoring my system back before the Cool Player SNAFU. 2.06. 2.07, 2.08, and 2.09 all work normally now. "Normaly" is very well indeed!

roj

roj reviewed v2.09 on Feb 21, 2003

CoolPlayer doesn't use the Registry other than for file associations. However, there are memory bugs that were fixed in the 2.09 release that produced crash symptoms. I've got it on six machines, all of different configurations (processors (AMD and intel), motherboards, video cards, sound cards) and have no crashes.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed vBuild 208 on Feb 21, 2003

very Nice.. I had no problem running it. I like it.. but still waiting for Playlist Skin.. ;)

bobad

bobad reviewed vBuild 208 on Feb 20, 2003

This build crashes in WinXP. Version 2.06 and earlier never once crash or showed any signs of instability. I went back to 2.06, and it crashes too now. It must have screwed up something in my registry. Cool Player has been my favorite for yearts. I hope the authors can get this problem resolved.

roj

roj reviewed vBuild 208 on Feb 19, 2003

A couple of points:

CoolPlayer does NOT use Xaudio - it used MAD.

Also there are a few lingering bugs in the playlist code (minor stuff - the maximize and minimize gadgets don't work) but I am pleased to say that the dev team is very responsive and these will very likely be fixed in short order.

OGG support is excellent.

At this point I consider this player top dog for audio quality over both Winamp 2.8x + MAD and Foobar - with a lot more user friendliness than the latter.

mrbee

mrbee reviewed vBuild 206 Sneak Peak on Aug 11, 2002

So close to being my player...but it fails me. The Equalizer is extremely flawed, not even mildly usable. I have also experienced random 'jumps' to other places in the sound file, just by doing something in another program! Weird. It looks promising though, hope it gets better without getting bloated.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed vBuild 206 Sneak Peak on Aug 6, 2002

I like CoolPlayer very much than the others it uses the least resources and memory ,, not only that it uses less CPU cycle I can run on my old PC and new with no problem ,, the only problem that I had in this release was PlayLIst. It always shows the default one other than that..it's light and does the job.. I'll give it 5

guti

guti reviewed vBuild 206 Sneak Peak on Aug 4, 2002

It is nice.
Small, fast, and with very small disk space requeriments.
The playlist is worse than WinAmp, and the equializer could not be removed.
It plays ogg files too, and they are incredible!

edwardsj42

edwardsj42 reviewed vBuild 206 Sneak Peak on Aug 3, 2002

Coolplayer installs instantly on your desktop. In the option menu, you have the option of using DirectSound plugout or Cool Wave mapper. I recommend the Cool Wave mapper to get a different sound than all your other players and it makes the different instruments playing distinctive. The equalizer is not preset. You just have to play with it to get it right, just like on older stereos. I like it.

busta

busta reviewed vBuild 206 Sneak Peak on Aug 2, 2002

The file description seems to be outdated by quite a while. As far as I know Coolplayer has for a long time used MAD for its MP3 decoder (Xaudio was gone quickly after Coolplayer went opensource) and it also now has OGG playback built-in.

Von Himpfendinckz

Von Himpfendinckz reviewed v1.0 Build 8472 on Oct 17, 2001

This one is a blockbuster. Just unzip and your up running you can't get it more easy. I'm really looking forward to coolplayer in the future, I've been using winamp for a long long time now, but the first time I tried coolplayer I was sold and I will never turn back to winamp again 'cause it seems that they are heading in the wrong direction with winamp 3. We don't need all their fancy stuff we only need a good working player and it seems that coolplayer must be the right choice. I gave it 5.
Uncleburt Von Himpfendinxx

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