Quintessential Media Player 5.0 Build 121
A wizard quickly gets you up and running
After a brief installation process, you are acquainted with an attractive, user-friendly interface. There are three viewing modes: small, medium and full.
Everything can look a little overwhelming at the beginning. So, if you do not know where to start, then follow the steps displayed in the wizard.
Have media files automatically imported
You can add media files and folders by using the file browser (drag and drop is not supported), but you can also set Watch folders (this will monitor the specified folders for new media and automatically import them into the media library).
Multiple view types available
Plus, you can enable Background MusicID (identifies your groups of tracks in order to find other tracks that could belong to the same album), as well as switch from metadata view to folder view or MusicID view. You have quick access to recent audio, playlists and devices via a small window displayed on the bottom, but you can also change the viewing preferences.
An abundance of customizable features
Furthermore, you can select file associations, enable global support for multimedia keys, enable ReplayGain, view videos, rip a CD, select encoding format, enable stream saving, assign hotkeys, and others.
To end with
The bottom line is that Quintessential Media Player is a great tool for listening to music, but its ripping abilities could use a little more work (it is kind of slow). The user interface is also a little cluttered, but the program uses a moderate amount of system resources.
Reviewed by Elena Opris on July 23rd, 2014
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- fixed bugs - #1833
- added plugin - centralized stream saving plugin
- updated core - Winamp IPC emulation fixes and updates
- added ML - 'Recent' module for tracking lastest plays, adds, and more
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