My main audio player for many years has been, and will remain, foobar, but there are some times when I just want a simple "load'n'play" type of player. An application that comes very close is Billy.
It's a fantastic little app that fits in with my preferences in software design i.e. standard controls, no skins, etc. However, it only supports MP3, WAV, OGG, & FLAC and it also doesn't display or use tags. Unfortunately, my audio collection comprises many more formats than that and I tag files like a man possessed.
So, with that in mind, I've always wanted to write my own simple player. A good friend and I wrapped the BASS audio engine in AutoHotkey and I've written a player called Trout.
Supported audio formats (standard): AIFF, AIF, AIFC, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, MO3, XM, MOD, S3M, IT, MTM.
Supported audio formats (w/ plugins): FLAC, WMA, WMP, WMV, ASF, MID, MIDI, RMI, KAR, WV, WVC, AAC, MP4, M4A, M4B, M4P, APE, AC3, SPX, TTA, OFR, MPC, ALAC.
Basic freeDB support for audio CD track titles.
Support for internet radio streams.
Supported tag formats: ID3v1, ID3v2.2/3/4, OGG/FLAC Vorbis comments, WMA, APEv2, MP4/ALAC/AAC (not available under 9x/ME)
WinampAPI support for external control and display.
Commandline parameters for external control (/play, /stop, /prev, /next, & /mute).
Extremely customizable hotkey system.
Track announcements (ideal for audiobooks)
Basic album art support (folder.jpg)
Horizontal/vertical "minibar" controls.
Toaster style popup.
Play modes (Play file, play list, repeat file, repeat list, random, shuffle).
Simple tag editing (not available under 9x/ME).
Last.fm and Libre.fm scrobbling support.
... in AutoHotkey and I've written a player called Trout. Features: Supported audio formats (standard): AIFF, AIF, AIFC, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, MO3, XM, MOD, S3M, IT, MTM. Supported audio formats (w/ plugins): FLAC, WMA, WMP, WMV, ASF, MID, MIDI, RMI, KAR, WV, WVC, AAC, MP4, M4A, .... Free download of Trout 1.0.6 Build 67
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