Audio Software Players Evil Player

Evil Player 1.31 for Windows

by Hakeem

Avg. Rating 4.0 (143 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.6 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 36,430
Publisher Hakeem
Homepage Evil Player

Publisher's Description

Evil Player is a fast, powerful and flexible media player for Windows. Some of the key features include Shoutcast, Icecast and Icecast2 support, low memory footprint and native support for several popular formats (MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, AIFF and MOD).

Latest Reviews

tovento

tovento reviewed v1.30 on Jun 30, 2009

Reasonable player. Basic in it's interface, but good for me, as I typically listen to music with the player minimized. Two caveats which I have found thus far which is making it a little difficult for me to switch from winamp:

1. While M3U files are supported, they need FULL path/filename structure to import files. Most M3Us are built with relative pathnames (and typically just list the files themselves, as the M3U is in the same directory as the file)

2. No option to clear the playlist when double clicking a file from windows explorer. Any file double clicked appends to the end of the playlist. I would prefer double clicking to clear the playlist, and add the selected files to the blank list.

I am comparing this to Winamp, and I am willing to give this player a shot. With the above issues, I have to give the player a 4 star rating.

Evil Hakeem

Evil Hakeem reviewed v1.27 on Nov 22, 2008

@Galifray
Download the plugin pack from my website.. and enable the flac plugin.

http://www.hakeem.gigaho...ug-ins/Plug-in_Pack.rar

Galifray

Galifray reviewed v1.26 on Sep 9, 2008

Despite the claim of the program's writer that EvilPlayer can play FLAC files, I have never been able to play them with any version of the program. Nor can I complain of this to the author as his forum uses a service that blocks all communication from the ISP range that my computer uses. In addition, the constant need to re-right click the window to access options is very annoying if I want to change multiple settings.

MuchMusic

MuchMusic reviewed v1.25 on Sep 1, 2008

for me, evil player's RAM usage is always less than a 2 digit number

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v1.25 on Aug 25, 2008

I use foobar2000 yet I have compared this with other lightweight players (1by1, Billy etc) and this uses by far the least amount of RAM. Perfect for someone looking for a no frills player.

MuchMusic

MuchMusic reviewed v1.24 on Jul 18, 2008

Takes 2 times less RAM usage than windows media player 11, Recommended for music listeners gamers.

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v1.24 on Jun 16, 2008

Music player is for listnening music, not for having beautifull gui. If You need only a player, small and fast, this is for You.

It's small, easy to setup and fast player.

vincent326

vincent326 reviewed v1.22 on Nov 12, 2007

Well I just donot know how your computer worked because musiccube works fun with my laptop and I never saw 130mb memory eaten by any program.
But Evil Player runs faster is a truth

I changed the theme to match the windowblinds theme Malice 2XG. Someone interested can find it our here
http://vincent326.devian...lice-2XG-Theme-71336221

tannenwheel

tannenwheel reviewed v1.20 on Apr 23, 2007

you folks should consider the fact that the memory usage of a player depends on the database of musicfiles (and filetags).

that's if u add some files.

add some files and the slikest player (eg foobar) will use 40 mb or more (how much files do you have?)

lets assume we have 23000 files.

adding them to the database of foobar or musiccube takes an eternity, depending on disk speed.

adding them to evilplayer is faster.

(starting foobar or musicube with a given database is fairly fast, just as starting evilplayer with a playlist)

evilplayer now uses 15 MB ram.

foobar uses about 40 MB

musiccube now uses 130 mb and still only 50% files have been added and i am not wating 30 minutes till that monster is done eating my ram
ctrl alt del on this one. i know that may have led me to predjudice but that could not change my point much.

i use foobar and when i want to save resources i use 1by1 player.

if u added all your files to evilplayer you would want to navigate with the search feature. but activating search just doubles the memory usage of evilplayer. now it is 30 mb. not good. (memory usage it is changing all the time). and the search is verry unresponsive.

so 1by1 allows for descent navigation (given a structured filesystem) without memory use worth mentioning.

porterboy55

porterboy55 reviewed v1.18 on Jan 14, 2007

this program uses less resources compaired to the bigger media players i.e. itunes wmp and even winamp

however it uses WAY more then the 2.5meg of ram that musikcube http://www.musikcube.com/ uses

second it is flat out ugly musikcube has a beautiful gui and it very easy to use no to mention it is really fast check it out

use it help develop it its the best

Avg. Rating 4.0 (143 votes)
Your Rating
tovento

tovento reviewed v1.30 on Jun 30, 2009

Reasonable player. Basic in it's interface, but good for me, as I typically listen to music with the player minimized. Two caveats which I have found thus far which is making it a little difficult for me to switch from winamp:

1. While M3U files are supported, they need FULL path/filename structure to import files. Most M3Us are built with relative pathnames (and typically just list the files themselves, as the M3U is in the same directory as the file)

2. No option to clear the playlist when double clicking a file from windows explorer. Any file double clicked appends to the end of the playlist. I would prefer double clicking to clear the playlist, and add the selected files to the blank list.

I am comparing this to Winamp, and I am willing to give this player a shot. With the above issues, I have to give the player a 4 star rating.

Evil Hakeem

Evil Hakeem reviewed v1.27 on Nov 22, 2008

@Galifray
Download the plugin pack from my website.. and enable the flac plugin.

http://www.hakeem.gigaho...ug-ins/Plug-in_Pack.rar

Galifray

Galifray reviewed v1.26 on Sep 9, 2008

Despite the claim of the program's writer that EvilPlayer can play FLAC files, I have never been able to play them with any version of the program. Nor can I complain of this to the author as his forum uses a service that blocks all communication from the ISP range that my computer uses. In addition, the constant need to re-right click the window to access options is very annoying if I want to change multiple settings.

MuchMusic

MuchMusic reviewed v1.25 on Sep 1, 2008

for me, evil player's RAM usage is always less than a 2 digit number

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v1.25 on Aug 25, 2008

I use foobar2000 yet I have compared this with other lightweight players (1by1, Billy etc) and this uses by far the least amount of RAM. Perfect for someone looking for a no frills player.

MuchMusic

MuchMusic reviewed v1.24 on Jul 18, 2008

Takes 2 times less RAM usage than windows media player 11, Recommended for music listeners gamers.

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v1.24 on Jun 16, 2008

Music player is for listnening music, not for having beautifull gui. If You need only a player, small and fast, this is for You.

It's small, easy to setup and fast player.

vincent326

vincent326 reviewed v1.22 on Nov 12, 2007

Well I just donot know how your computer worked because musiccube works fun with my laptop and I never saw 130mb memory eaten by any program.
But Evil Player runs faster is a truth

I changed the theme to match the windowblinds theme Malice 2XG. Someone interested can find it our here
http://vincent326.devian...lice-2XG-Theme-71336221

tannenwheel

tannenwheel reviewed v1.20 on Apr 23, 2007

you folks should consider the fact that the memory usage of a player depends on the database of musicfiles (and filetags).

that's if u add some files.

add some files and the slikest player (eg foobar) will use 40 mb or more (how much files do you have?)

lets assume we have 23000 files.

adding them to the database of foobar or musiccube takes an eternity, depending on disk speed.

adding them to evilplayer is faster.

(starting foobar or musicube with a given database is fairly fast, just as starting evilplayer with a playlist)

evilplayer now uses 15 MB ram.

foobar uses about 40 MB

musiccube now uses 130 mb and still only 50% files have been added and i am not wating 30 minutes till that monster is done eating my ram
ctrl alt del on this one. i know that may have led me to predjudice but that could not change my point much.

i use foobar and when i want to save resources i use 1by1 player.

if u added all your files to evilplayer you would want to navigate with the search feature. but activating search just doubles the memory usage of evilplayer. now it is 30 mb. not good. (memory usage it is changing all the time). and the search is verry unresponsive.

so 1by1 allows for descent navigation (given a structured filesystem) without memory use worth mentioning.

porterboy55

porterboy55 reviewed v1.18 on Jan 14, 2007

this program uses less resources compaired to the bigger media players i.e. itunes wmp and even winamp

however it uses WAY more then the 2.5meg of ram that musikcube http://www.musikcube.com/ uses

second it is flat out ugly musikcube has a beautiful gui and it very easy to use no to mention it is really fast check it out

use it help develop it its the best

cees2000

cees2000 reviewed v1.17 on Nov 20, 2006

useless program, ugly too.
I prefer AudioActive Player. Lean player!

JEdwardP

JEdwardP reviewed v1.16 on Nov 5, 2006

It deserves points for size, memory usage, and the number of formats it supports via plug-ins. Lack of tag support for any format absolutely kills it for me though.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed v1.16 on Nov 4, 2006

@gaijin1

The ID3 tag issue is intentional. From the website FAQ:

Q: Does it support ID3 tags?
A: NO! And it will never be supported.

gaijin1

gaijin1 reviewed v1.16 on Nov 3, 2006

I think it is a nice and fast player, but one thing: I can´t see the id3 tag for the songs. It's not like winamp (with one click and you see the info), but it's better anyways.

boaz

boaz reviewed v1.15 on Oct 2, 2006

Cheap & dirty mp3 player. Small, simple, light weight, and works.

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