Windows 10: Audio software

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    7 and 10 on various machines
       29 Jul 2016 #1

    Audio software


    Any ideas on a decent software to replace the WMP from 7?? I would prefer it to be simple as I found WMP real easy to use.
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  2.    29 Jul 2016 #2

    I've been thinking about this too. Seems like the top choices are VLC, foobar, mediamonkey and musicbee.
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  3. Posts : 602
    7 and 10 on various machines
    Thread Starter
       29 Jul 2016 #3

    Yep well just been playing with VLC and it seems better than what it was in the past so might use that now until something else proves better.
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  4. Posts : 602
    7 and 10 on various machines
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2016 #4

    Update that only very few functions useful to me so have ditched it.

    Personally I reckon Microsoft have been cheapskates of this issue as the WMP was so easy to use and what I feel is that they have replaced it with a heap of unwanted, cheap and nasty and frivolous apps that I am never going to use as long as I draw breath
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  5. Posts : 602
    7 and 10 on various machines
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2016 #5

    Well I don't know where it came from but WMP 12 is back on 10??
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  6.    30 Jul 2016 #6

    Maybe you had Windows 7 N edition which I think is the one that doesn't come with WMP and 10 put it back.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       30 Jul 2016 #7

    Windows Media Player, WMP, has always been in windows 10 As far as I know, it's Windows Media Centre, WMC, that's been removed. It was changed to a paid option in Windows 8, (there was a long term free upgrade though)
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  8.    30 Jul 2016 #8

    WMP is rubbish anyways. There are so many (free) alternatives out there, I really cannot understand why anybody uses WMP at all. Kodi, VLC, Winyl (simple free audio player), Media Player Classic... Who cares about WMP?
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  9.    30 Jul 2016 #9

    Hi there

    If you also want to play on remote devices why not use something like PLEX (just take the Free bit). Use Mobile phone for controlling the player on remote devices (TV, BoseSoundTouch, Sonos etc). PLEX also handles Video. Mobile phone app is available on Android and iPhone.

    PLEX will play / transmit loads of formats including FLAC. It can also transcode on the fly if the receiving / remote device doesn't play the source codec.

    VLC is excellent for local use. I like PLEX as it's great for streaming Video too. I use VLC if I'm actually at a computer with local media files otherwise I'm happy with PLEX and Logitech media server (for some old Squeezeboxes I have).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. Posts : 602
    7 and 10 on various machines
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2016 #10

    Well I used the straight 10 ISO (no N) for the install and a genuine Microsoft OEM I bought for the second machine but neither showed WMP until I typed it in Search box??

    As for the VLC it could only play stuff and some other thing I tried was rubbish too.

    I just like the WMP interface simple and easy to use.
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