Y'know, there are some things that remain.
Things you've gotten used to over the years, that you've become attached to and you don't think you'd even WANT to replace them with something else.
But once in a while, it still happens.
Today, it happened to me.
Or rather, foobar2000
happened to me.
I think I tried the thing once, but back then, I only had a half-hearted, not-so-interested look at it.
But since bro uses it and seems to like it a lot, I thought I'd give it another try.
Well, I guess that was a good idea.
If you like WinAmp and the stuff it does, you'll adore this guy. I do.
It's also not complicated to use, at least if you're used to WInAmp. And it's customizable as hell. Of course, I immediately inverted the colours to have write song titles on black backgound.
The look is simple, but that's a good thing. I never liked all of that skin stuff inWinAmp. No offense towards you skin creators out there, though, I know it's hard work and there are a lot of great-looking WinAmp dresses out there, it's just not my cup of tea!
I like this feature where you can have multiple playlists and skip between them like in any configurations dialogue.
And foobar's shuffle feature seems a lot more intelligent that WinAmp's. I mean, I don't listen to randomized music that often, but when I've tried it, I've usually been severely disappointed cuz with WinAmp, the same tracks appeared again and again, even if the playlist had 1000 titles.
Like WinAmp, you can set up foobar to minimize to the system tray. But the latter is able to display a pop up containing the track title once a new song starts playing. Neato ^_^
The file icons look incredibly cool as well.
Uninstalling WinAmp felt REALLY strange, since it's one of the programs I've been using since I know how to use a computer. Most other things have changed over time, but music player-wise, it's always been the orange bolt of lightning. Okay, I occasionally had a look at other stuff (like MusicMatch Jukebox which I still use to tag multiple files cuz I haven't found a similar powerful feature anywhere else), but none of that lasted.
Anywho, I don't think I'll regret this and I already put a copy of foobar2000 on my USB stick to install it on Kan-chan. Cuz foobar rocks \m/
The only problem is that this thing requires a music library that's at least somewhat organized and tagged. Unfortunately, this only holds true for like, one third of my stuff. Well, I'm bored anyway and our 'net connection seems to know it's Sunday, so I guess there's something to do XD€dit:
I just read a House slash story and the ENglish in there sounded REALLY strange. I looked up the writer and found out she's German. Well, thank you =_=