XMPlay 3.8.3.4 for Windows

by Ian Luck

Avg. Rating 4.6 (261 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 19,299
Publisher Ian Luck
Homepage XMPlay

Publisher's Description

XMPlay is a Windows music player, supporting the OGG, MP3, MP2, MP1, MO3, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD, and UMX audio formats, and PLS and M3U playlists. Many other formats are also supported via Winamp plugins.

Latest Reviews

Someone

Someone reviewed v3.8.3.4 on Jun 14, 2019

Thanks for this amazing software. https://timedcatfeeders.puzl.com/

roj

roj reviewed v3.8.0.5 on Jan 14, 2014

Always loved this and unlike Foobar2000, the WASAPI implementation on this player actually continues to work properly with USB speakers.

FIVE stars.

dhry

dhry reviewed v3.8 on Dec 27, 2013

Excellent little multiformat player with low resource usage and a long development history. However, I've been wishing for years that they would provide an option to just use standard Windows UI as an interface in addition to the custom skin system. The auto-updater could do with a tweak as well - instead of sending you back to the website when it detects an update (where you then have to try and figure out which zip file to download and where to extract it to), it could do with taking a leaf out of Foobar2000's or Miranda NG's automated plugin and main exe updaters. Still, this guy gets 5 stars.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v3.8 on Dec 27, 2013

XMPlay now renders the Cue Sheets the way I like- as separate tracks! With plug-ins XMPlay can play almost all audio formats, is extremely small, light and portable! A great player!

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v3.6 on Jun 3, 2013

The current version of XMPlay is 3.7.0.0.

Apart from the default skin which I dislike my problem with XMPlay is that it did not list the tracks within a cue sheets as separate tracks but treats them as sub-tracks so one can see neither the name nor the duration.

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v3.6 on Mar 21, 2011

Lite on resources. Plays everything. Outstanding sound quality. BTW, I don't get the UI complaints voiced by others, below. I use the MMD3 skin, which works virtually the same as the MMD3 skin for Winamp and several other media players.

betabettabest

betabettabest reviewed v3.6 on Dec 28, 2010

-Great sound quality. The better your equipment, the more you'll appreciate that.
-Best ASIO support of any player, significantly better than Foodbar's. Best WASAPI support, too.
-Plays anything you throw at it -- files, playlists, urls.
-Their Winamp plugin converter wasn't working with the latest DFX, so I emailed them--and they wrote an update in 1 day. Show me that kind of service anywhere else.
-Excellent file info.
-Interface takes getting used to; try different skins until you find one you like.

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v3.6 on Dec 23, 2010

Ditto to what tranglos said. UI suck is endemic in this category.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.5.1 on Sep 25, 2010

Brilliant little program, AIMP was my music player but I saw XMPlay mentioned on another review I decided to investigate. I'm glad I did. Great program, lots of skins if you are into skinning. An easy 5 stars.

tranglos

tranglos reviewed v3.5.1 on Sep 17, 2010

Another entrant in the competition to make a media player totally unusable to most people over 20!

This one wins hands down in the category of "Make all the important buttons tiny and devoid of contrast so that they can't be told apart or clicked confidently". Also in the category of "Put important functions where the user least expects to find them" - like the [x] close buttons in the upper right corner of one window, and the upper left corner of another.

And hey, developers! With Aero glass, Microsoft finally managed to design a pleasing UI, and the standard window interface has been pretty functional since Win95, so why not just use that instead of creating non-standard windows / titlebars that are all of (a) uglier (b) less functional (c) harder to use?

I should add that the screenshot above is in no way similar to what you see when you download and run XMPlay. Although that particular skin does indicate that the designer's ambition is to imitate early versions of QuickTime/iTunes - one of the suckiest UIs ever seen on Windows. And oh, the reason I run Windows is to have my apps imitate the Mac UI. Yeah... right.

Next!

Avg. Rating 4.6 (261 votes)
Your Rating

Someone reviewed v3.8.3.4 on Jun 14, 2019

Pros: Good

Cons: Bad

Bottom Line: Thanks for this amazing software. https://timedcatfeeders.puzl.com/

roj

roj reviewed v3.8.0.5 on Jan 14, 2014

Always loved this and unlike Foobar2000, the WASAPI implementation on this player actually continues to work properly with USB speakers.

FIVE stars.

dhry

dhry reviewed v3.8 on Dec 27, 2013

Excellent little multiformat player with low resource usage and a long development history. However, I've been wishing for years that they would provide an option to just use standard Windows UI as an interface in addition to the custom skin system. The auto-updater could do with a tweak as well - instead of sending you back to the website when it detects an update (where you then have to try and figure out which zip file to download and where to extract it to), it could do with taking a leaf out of Foobar2000's or Miranda NG's automated plugin and main exe updaters. Still, this guy gets 5 stars.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v3.8 on Dec 27, 2013

XMPlay now renders the Cue Sheets the way I like- as separate tracks! With plug-ins XMPlay can play almost all audio formats, is extremely small, light and portable! A great player!

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v3.6 on Jun 3, 2013

The current version of XMPlay is 3.7.0.0.

Apart from the default skin which I dislike my problem with XMPlay is that it did not list the tracks within a cue sheets as separate tracks but treats them as sub-tracks so one can see neither the name nor the duration.

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v3.6 on Mar 21, 2011

Lite on resources. Plays everything. Outstanding sound quality. BTW, I don't get the UI complaints voiced by others, below. I use the MMD3 skin, which works virtually the same as the MMD3 skin for Winamp and several other media players.

betabettabest

betabettabest reviewed v3.6 on Dec 28, 2010

-Great sound quality. The better your equipment, the more you'll appreciate that.
-Best ASIO support of any player, significantly better than Foodbar's. Best WASAPI support, too.
-Plays anything you throw at it -- files, playlists, urls.
-Their Winamp plugin converter wasn't working with the latest DFX, so I emailed them--and they wrote an update in 1 day. Show me that kind of service anywhere else.
-Excellent file info.
-Interface takes getting used to; try different skins until you find one you like.

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v3.6 on Dec 23, 2010

Ditto to what tranglos said. UI suck is endemic in this category.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.5.1 on Sep 25, 2010

Brilliant little program, AIMP was my music player but I saw XMPlay mentioned on another review I decided to investigate. I'm glad I did. Great program, lots of skins if you are into skinning. An easy 5 stars.

tranglos

tranglos reviewed v3.5.1 on Sep 17, 2010

Another entrant in the competition to make a media player totally unusable to most people over 20!

This one wins hands down in the category of "Make all the important buttons tiny and devoid of contrast so that they can't be told apart or clicked confidently". Also in the category of "Put important functions where the user least expects to find them" - like the [x] close buttons in the upper right corner of one window, and the upper left corner of another.

And hey, developers! With Aero glass, Microsoft finally managed to design a pleasing UI, and the standard window interface has been pretty functional since Win95, so why not just use that instead of creating non-standard windows / titlebars that are all of (a) uglier (b) less functional (c) harder to use?

I should add that the screenshot above is in no way similar to what you see when you download and run XMPlay. Although that particular skin does indicate that the designer's ambition is to imitate early versions of QuickTime/iTunes - one of the suckiest UIs ever seen on Windows. And oh, the reason I run Windows is to have my apps imitate the Mac UI. Yeah... right.

Next!

garretthylltun

garretthylltun reviewed v3.5.1 on May 21, 2010

It's small. It's easy to use. It lacks all the bloat and bull of other mainstream players. It's free.

roj

roj reviewed v3.5.1 on Feb 10, 2010

I like Foobar.

However, I am in no way, shape or form going to say that it is far superior to XMPlay. As far as I'm concerned (and I've been experimenting with players for about ten years now so I'm quite qualified to have an opinion on the subject), there are only two players worth downloading if one is interested in audio quality primarily as well as a balanced feature set:

XMPlay

Foobar2000

They both sport a very high degree of audio quality (both feature WASAPI and ASIO support without which an audio player cannot boast any competency at quality audio), attention to detail, cleanliness of code (READ: BUG FREE) and necessary audio features sans useless frills. Furthermore, neither is bloated nor slow, an extremely rare commodity.

In short, both typify the very best of what an audio player should be, something no other audio player (or wannabe media player) can claim.

One final advantage that this player DOES have over Foobar is that it has a polite, helpful, intelligent and mature community behind it and special kudos go to the author who is very customer oriented (read: he listens to his users and does not make arbitrary decisions steeped in arrogance). The Foobar camp desperately needs to grow up and take lessons in all those departments.

This is excellence.

Enjoy it as such.

FIVE stars.

dhry

dhry reviewed v3.5.1 on Feb 10, 2010

Finally, a nice player to complement the far-superior, more feature-packed foobar2000. Perfect with Pieknyman's SID plugin and the HVSC.

bobad

bobad reviewed v3.5.1 on Feb 10, 2010

My favorite music player by far. I like the fact you just unzip it and run it. Send it to your flash drive and use it anywhere. I like the way it uses an INI file, making it hold on to music file associations reliably. Unlike the Windows Media Player abomination, It launches instantly and sounds great too. XMPlay makes all other music player look bloated and clumsy.

Bart Welson

Bart Welson reviewed v3.5.1 on Feb 10, 2010

Finally a nice player to replace that clumsy, ugly, buggy, much overhyped foobar2000.

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