XMPlay is an interesting audio player that stands out more than anything else for the small number of system resources it consumes and the many formats it is compatible with, avoiding any support inconveniences. Even though its design is probably not one of its strong points, we can modify its appearance through a series of skins or skins available on its web page.
This player has all the tools you would expect from a program of its kind at this point. We are talking about a five-band equalizer, plus the possibility of normalizing the volume of the songs or setting all types of reverb effects. You will also be able to generate your playlists, complete tabs with information about each song, etc.
And what kind of formats can we play thanks to XMPlay? As we said, almost all the usual ones these days, although to mention a few, we can talk about WAX, ASX, M3U, PLS, UMX, MOD, MTM, S3M, XM, IT, MO3, CDA, WAV, WMA, MP1, MP2, MP3, and OGG. But we also wanted to point out that it supports URL addresses so that you can listen to your favorite music directly from the web.
We said before that XMPlay stands out because it is a lightweight audio player, and we will exemplify that with some numbers, such as it has a size of just 10 MB so that it can be installed even on older computers or laptops. Many users have to consider well both the weight and the resource consumption every time they install a program, and in that sense, this one delivers without problems.
XMPlay will also allow you to establish a series of keyboard shortcuts, which is very useful for people who do not want to be wasting time activating each of the functions we can run in this player.
Another good option or function of this application that we found interesting is the possibility of tuning radio stations through HTTP or FTP, so if you usually use other similar programs. In other words, if you are one of those users who enjoy listening to their favorite radio stations, you won't need any other open software.
A detail you must consider when downloading and installing XMPlay is that the program is downloaded with all its contents in a compressed file, so it is necessary to have a decompressor ZIP on your PC. This is not a problem, but remember to have a decompression application.
The advantage of this little complication is that we can run it the same way as a portable program, directly by carrying the application on a USB storage device. If you have to work with several computers during the day and don't want to be installing programs on all of them, this may be an excellent option to consider.
The player's interface is undoubtedly among the program's least outstanding issues. This has to do mainly with the fact that, at times, the application is small and a bit old. In any case, you can always modify its appearance by using all kinds of skins that you must download before from the official website of the developers of the software.
You will see that at times and like other players of times past, its design is divided into two parts, something that some users will like more and others less, but that seems to us how to drag and drop files and thus generate playlists to enjoy them later.
Then comes the classic summary of what we liked most and least about XMPlay. Within the first section, we can point out that the program is invisible regarding the system resources it consumes, plus we can customize its appearance the way we like. It has both equalization and audio mixing. In many ways, it is an audio playback program with more options than usual.
However, that does not exempt it from issues that make many of us opt for other players for our songs and audio. The most objectionable aspect of XMPlay is its design, which is quite obsolete for these times and very small if we have a large resolution on our computer. Of course, that can be changed by changing the resolution, but most of us are unwilling to make that sacrifice.
In summary, we can recommend the installation of XMPlay to all those people who are looking for a music or audio player that does not take up too much space on their computers or consume many system resources, that allows playing most formats in this field without giving problems, and that offers more options than the original application of Microsoft in this regard, Windows Media Player.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is XMPlay downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of XMPlay.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install XMPlay on your PC, you have to download the xmplay385.zip?v=47090 file to your Windows and install it.
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the 3.8.5.
- Is XMPlay free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to XMPlay?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
- XMPlay home
- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Me
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows NT
- Windows 2000
- Windows 98