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Quintessential Media Player v5.0

Win2k / Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / WinXP
Here's another eye candy -filled MP3/digital audio player. Quintessential Player is not just about looks though; besides all the normal functions of a common digital audio player, it has many new features not seen in other players before, such as the quick track option - a fast way to find a song in a big playlist. The skin support is great too. An internal skin browser makes it very easy to search, download and install skins. No need to mess with files and archives. CDDB-queries are also supported very well indeed. A popup window appears filled with info about the song/album currently being played. This option can be disabled if you find it annoying :)

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License type Freeware1
Author's homepage Visit the author's site
Date added 04 Jul 2009
Downloads 4,549
File size 3.28 MB (<1min @ 1Mbps)
Operating systems Win2k / Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / WinXP1

1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.

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Quintessential Media Player v5.0

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Quintessential Media Player Development Build 115

This player seemed to be OK until you put it to the test. It repeats songs in shuffle play, big MP3 drives it has a hard time with. 300GB drive took over 8 hours just to build the libraries for so as to it being fast I don't get that. The gui is OK and you can change skins but I don't really see anything special about this player in fact I'd rather use MP10, sad to say.

If you truly want an excellent player / burner look at MediaMonkey it's free unless you want to burn CD's which is only free for 30 days. This program has great nominalization, builds large libraries fast, doesn't repeat tunes over and over again in shuffle play and will play iPod / iTunes plus is very easy to add and control plug-ins with. I have yet to find a better player and have tried tons.

Here is a link to MediaMonkey:
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Quintessential Media Player Development Build 115


14 Feb 2007 All reviews by user pisz
Quintessential Media Player Build 114

Very good media player indeed. Fast and stable, small memory footprint. Media library as good as any, much better than WMP. True freeware - no nag screens or feature limitations. Extraordinarily good streaming radio support, including both IceCast and ShoutCast full listings. First rate sound, attractive interface. First really credible challenger for Winamp!

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