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    Quote Originally Posted by mhc View Post
    wow thats cold dude
    Nah, not really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarydoor View Post
    Nah, not really.
    remind me never to f.ck with you
    Just look at the blue sky

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    I think that Spotify can be a fantastic value. But it has a similar problem to say, finding non-specific recreational reading on Amazon. Specifically, if you compare the experience of searching for a new book to read on Amazon vs browsing a library or even a brick and mortar bookstore, Amazon has shit value. It's just poorly optimized for browsing--which is ironic given we name our window into it a browser. Likewise, comparing Spotify to a good ol' fashioned record store--preferably one of those hole in the wall mom 'n pop type places with listening stations--Spotify comes up short in spite of having an enormous catalog of music at your fingertips.

    For the price, it provides an insane amount of albums--aaand no, you aren't limited by your internet connection because you can download them and play them even where you have no internet connection--though for portable music you are more limited in the quality of your playback devices than you would be with an actual CD.

    However, Spotify's music is not just hardware limited, it's also below CD quality audio. A paid subscription gets you to MP3 quality, which is about as good as you can appreciate on the device you'll be playing it from. If you played Spotify through a good sound system, and then played the same track off of a CD--modern music you might not notice much, but older stuff, it's going to show. If you go to a good vinyl recording, <deity>, it's going to show.

    But for what it is, it's a value--but I never found myself using it after the first three days of exploring it's capabilities off and on.


    On the topic of Winamp, I used it until I discovered VLC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    On the topic of Winamp, I used it until I discovered VLC.
    I find I must use VLC for certain formats of music files, which occasions me to grumble over the demise of winamp, for I vastly prefer the UI of winamp to VLC for music playback. I want to like VLC more, as such, but I don't. Winamp wins at everything it does, as such.

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    When Winamp finally died, I eventually moved on to Foobar2000. It took some tweaking, but now I'm liking it even better.

    You can customize just about everything, and there's a ton of great plugins. You can even get it to do the old Winamp MilkDrop visualisations if you're into that.

    This is my setup so far. If you're wondering, I believe you can make it look much prettier than this; but I like a clean, bare-bones interface.


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