Thursday, February 14, 2008

check it out

Trying out new softwares is a nice thing cos you never know that some software of which you had no idea can turn about to be a really useful and user friendly tool .Likewise I found couple of nice ones recently .Both are media players.
KMplayer is a pretty kewl mediaplayer that plays any media file on earth and manages it with all its inbuilt codecs.It has a wide array of configuring options to tweak audio and video.The sound quality i thought was very good and the player doesnt eat lotta memory.I landed on this as i was searching for software to play matroska(.mkv) files which my gomplayer didnt play properly.It also has a "winamp" mode for playing audio files and supports all winamp plugins.I would say its a better video player than an audio player but overall its a nice package.Its from Korea . well I am fine as long it works for me.

Winamp gets bloated as it upgrades to newer versions and along comes ads and in fact my antivirus told me that winamp is trying to send information to the internet.Fine let me look for another peppy player for my audio player needs and my quest ended with Aimp2.Its small,fast,doesnt hog my memory and gives me very good sound output and more its looks nice with a playlist cum medialibrary combo.And i started using it as my primary audioplayer.I thought not having a shoutcast directory browser was a problem .But as a one time effort stored the shoutcast urls as bookmarks in here and i can listen to my favorite shoutcast stations in aimp2.I dont think it supports portable devices as such for which i may need to resort to itunes or winamp.But as a audio player aimp2 rocks and fits my bill.And this is Russian player . :-)


Usha said...

cool post, I was searching for a player that can replace Winamp. Ippadi naalu per irundhadhan naangalam nalla irupom ;)

Aravind said...

yeah. thanks Usha.