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The possibilities are pretty much infinite when it comes to anything related to music on your personal computer. There are lots of music players out there which do much more than the simple task of playing audio formats only. Burning, converting and CD ripping have all become staple features of today’s audio players. AIMP Classic is such a music player. It supports lots of audio formats and the built-in sound recording support is great. Let’s find out if AIMP Classic is one of the best audio players in the market or does it falls short of the mark.
The setup kit of AIMP is rather small and as a result, the installation is fast and smooth. Keep in mind though that the “Next” button shouldn’t be blindly hit because you can choose to install certain components such as skins, plug-ins, audio libraries, visualizations, utilities and language packs. AIMP doesn’t come bundled with other programs and it runs on the following versions of Windows: Win2000/XP/Vista and 7.
With such a beautifully designed interface, it is hard not to include this later in the main strengths of this product. It is easy to use, sleek navigation and looks very stylish. You also get to customize it through tons of available skins on the web. The interface comprises of two panels: the playlist and the main panel where the playing control buttons, EQ, volume control, progress bar and more can be found. There are many features available yet the interface doesn’t feel cluttered at all.
Let’s delve into the features of AIMP. MP3 files can be organized in a library and tags can be edited if you need them to. But remember, AIMP is an audio player so how is the audio quality? Fortunately, AIMP scores big in this department as the audio quality is very good. Coupled with the support for many popular audio formats such as wma, mp3, wav, ogg and wm, it becomes obvious that AIMP is a strong contender for the title of the best music player out there. Other features include the standard options you get on most audio players such as an equalizer bar and the possibility to make custom presets or load existing ones, or adjusting the speed, balance, chorus level of your songs. A bit of echo, flanger or reverb can be added as well.
An interesting feature present in AIMP is the “Auto shutdown” options. Basically, after your playlist has all its songs played, you can set AIMP to shut down your computer. The time is user defined and this feature is not found on other players, making it really exclusively to AIMP. Other features of AIMP include adding fading effect between songs, a normalizing filter in order to avoid sudden volume changes and support for global hotkeys. You can also stream online radio stations and of course, rip audio CDs and save the tracks as mp3 or wma or etc.
Honestly, there isn’t any con I can think of about AIMP Classic. All its basic components are running well and technical issues encountered with AIMP are almost unheard of. AIMP Classic is really a solid audio player with very handy tools and features.
As stated in the beginning of this article, there are a lot of options when you are looking for an audio player. Some of them, beside AIMP, include Songbird, Winamp, Rhythmbox, MediaMonkey, Amarok and many, many more.
All in all, AIMP is an excellent audio player that will satisfy even the most die-hard audio fanatics out there. It supports many popular formats, has a bunch of cool features and it performs ingeniously without a fault. Give it a go and you will not be disappointed!
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