3 Lightweight Media Players
3 great alternatives to Windows Media Player that don’t hog your system’s resources.–PC Pitstop.
It seems Microsoft is bent on moving Windows away from a media provider. While the latest versions of the operating system – 8 and 8.1 – still contain Windows Media Player, the company has opted to make its Media Center package a paid option for Pro customers. And event though Windows Media Player is still available, it has never been an ideal solution, and iTunes has never seemed to get along too well with the Windows operating system.
For a fair number of people, consuming media on the computer is a primary function. So where should customers of the Microsoft operating system look for answers, for a solid app that couples capability with a tiny footprint? Here are three lightweight media players that you may wish to take a look at.
Simply because the app doesn’t bog down your computer doesn’t mean it won’t do anything. Foobar2000 has support for MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND and a few others.
It also features gapless playback, advanced tagging, support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component, customizable keyboard shortcuts and an open component architecture that allows third-party developers to extend the functionality of the player.
The user interface is customizable as well. Layout Editing Mode can be activated either by choosing its option in “Main Menu -> View -> Layout”, or by clicking the appropriate button on the toolbar (if enabled).
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