Qmmp is a modern audio player that allows you to listen to music inside a good looking environment, providing support for the most common audio formats on the software market.
If you’re familiar with Winamp, but want a simpler approach to audio playback, then Qmmp makes the perfect choice. With an interface similar to Winamp, but a less crowded feature set, the program provides all that is necessary for a very comfortable media experience.
Aside from impressing through an intuitive and user-friendly appearance, Qmmp also manages to attract through a rich set of abilities that are comprehensive and easy to work with.
Playback controls include the basics, namely play, stop, next, previous, shuffle and repeat, with volume and balance adjustments. Just underneath the playback area, there’s an equalizer that allows you to save or load various presets (including from Winamp).
The playlist can be populated by using the dedicated dialog that allows you to load individual files or an entire folder. The list of supported input formats includes MP3, WAV, OGG, APE, OGA, FLAC, WMA, TTA, MPC, OPUS, SND, AIFF and SPH, to name the most important ones.
As far as preferences are concerned, you can navigate to the Settings window when you want to tweak the appearance of the software (via the embedded collection of skins) or to configure keyboard shortcuts for the playback process.
In addition, you can enable or disable various audio plugins, opt for a proxy server and customize parameters such as replay gain and buffer size.
All in all, Qmmp comes across as a user-oriented audio player that sports a sufficient feature set for the average user. It brings a little bit of Winamp’s look and feel, but it’s simpler in functionality than Nullsoft’s audio player.