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Product Overview

AIMP is a lightweight but powerful music player with all the features you need to play almost every audio format available. The application is filled with useful features and functionality in a surprisingly small package with a minimal installation size, all completely free.

The user interface of the AIMP is reminiscent to other music players but is noticeably more straightforward and intuitive, which allows you to have multiple panes and resizable windows for better control of the content on your screen. The Music Player can be easily docked to the edge of the screen, which is convenient for users who want to multitask and keep the software in the background.

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User Interface

It also has a full window interface that conveniently displays everything you need from the music controls, playlist, music library, and more. The music controls are intelligently located, the navigation tabs are simple, and the layout is intuitive. Playing, pausing, skipping your tunes have never been so easy with the music navigation bar. The player interface also displays useful information like the title of the music being played, the artist, the album, and the playlist for the next song in the queue.

Organizing your music has never been as straightforward as using AIMP. Building a music library is surprisingly easy with its light and simple file explorer. Browsing music is also easy with its intuitive list view; users can easily lookup folders, playlist, and online URLs. The software also supports configurable hotkeys for easy playing and navigation.

The user interface of this music player is light, convenient, and easy to use. The media player also has several selections of visualization that users can use while playing music. It also allows users to customize the look and feel through skins that are readily available on the internet.

Audio Quality

AIMP has an integrated 18- BAND EQ that is extremely helpful in tweaking audio. Users can customize the EQ to match their preferences depending on what they are listening to like Classical, Acoustics, Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, and other sound genres. It allows users to control speed, tempo, flanger, pitch, echo, and reverb. It also supports surround sound virtualization that is perfect for 5.1 surround sound systems.

The music player is capable of processing and playing 32-bit digital audio and it supports more than 20 audio formats: .CDA, .AAC, .AC3, .APE, .DTS., FLAC, IT, .MIDI , .MO3, .MOD, .M4A, .MPB, .MP1, .MP2, .MPC, .MTM, .OFR, .OGG, .RMI , .S3M , .SPX, .TAK, TTA, UMX, .WAV, .WMA, .WV, and .XM.

This program is very versatile in playing many different audio formats with none to minimal audio quality loss, making it a great media player to listen to several tunes and music genres.

Functionality

The music player is filled with useful features and functionality to help improve your listening experience. You can record audio directly from your PC or microphones connected to your PC.

The music player is also a useful audio conversion tool where you can convert support audio formats to MP3, OGG, WMA, and WAF format. Converting audio is extremely helpful if you plan on playing music in devices that only support limited audio formats like entry-level Mp3 players or older devices.

AIMP player also allows you to quickly rip music from CDs allowing users to move swiftly their physical CD collection into digital format efficiently, quickly and without degrading music quality. Music ripped from physical CDs can be converted to MP3, OGG, WMA, and WAF audio format.

Aside from playing several audio formats and its ability to convert, it also has several useful features for users who constantly listen and stream music online. AIMP has a bookmark feature that allows users to save audiobooks and podcasts directly from the player, making it convenient to play and resume.

AIMP also has an inline search that allows users to quickly lookup and jump to songs that they want to play, making it convenient is users want to listen to specific music. The media player also supports multi-user mode perfect for users who share their computers with family while keeping their music preferences intact.

PROs

  1. Lightweight Media Player with a robust set of features

  2. Capable of playing over 20 audio formats

  3. Intuitive Design and Convenient Navigation

  4. Organized Music Library

Final Verdict

This media player is a definite must-have music player on your laptop. It allows you to play multiple music formats conveniently and easily allows you to convert an entire CD collection to digital files that you can use with your mobile phones or mp3 players. Its intuitive user interface makes it easy to use, and smart EQ allows users to customize their music according to their taste.

by Augusto Baldi

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