Spider Player Pro (Now Free) 2.5.3 Pick
Software Product Description
Spider is a free feature-rich audio player for Windows based on "Bass audio library" from Un4seen with Unicode support, powerful tag editors for different file types, music ripping support, CD-text support, CD extractor, simple song lyrics editor, internet streaming, skins support, support for different interface languages and more...
- Cool Bass and Amazing Sound Quality - (powered by Bass Audio Library from Un4seen developments)
- Discover thousands of radio stations around the globe with fast and easy search in Shoutcast and Icecast radio directories right within Spider Player.
- Crossfading support
- Audio formats supported: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, M4A, MPC (MP+, MPP), AAC, aacPlus, AC3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Ogg FLAC, TTA, APE, WavPack, Speex, WAV, CDDA, WMA, MID, RMI, KAR, S3M, XM, MOD, IT, MO3, MTM, UMX.
- Converter - support for transcoding of ALL audio formats listed above to MP3, WMA, OGG or WAV (this is more than 100 transcoding directions)
- CD Ripper - rip CDs at full speed to MP3, WMA, OGG or WAV
- Internet Streaming - stream files from Internet or LAN and listen to Internet radio
- Powerful tag editor - edit ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis, FLAC tags and WMA metadata
- Skins support - vary the player's look by changing skins and their color tones
- Customizable local and global hotkeys - any hotkey can be assigned to any program's action
- Multimedia keyboards support
- CD-Text support
- CDDB support
- Ten-band Equalizer with Preset Editor
- Full Unicode support
- Multilingual interface
- Icons Sets - have a separate icon for each audio file type
- Built-in Visualizations - customizable spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope
- M3U and PLS playlists support
- Convenient Searching through playlist
- Fast and Small
- And more!
What's New in version 2.5.3:
- Spider Player Pro is now completely free.
Review Date: 2016-06-26
Pros: I happily used this simple, wonderful player on my XP machine for several years. Never have I been able to find better sound - at least not for an idiot like me who doesn't like to fool around with sound settings. Really, they are beyond me when taken past the bass to treble ratio. Spider Player didn't need that. And, it was small, didn't want to hog the screen. And, it offered a nice dark skin. And the one time I had trouble I got a quick response from the developer. Loved it. And now to get to the heartbreaking part, read the Cons.
Cons: No longer developed. The link for the website, provided above, took me past a wot warning and on to a page advertising Splenda.
Other Thoughts: I wish somebody - like Source Forge - would pick it up and carry on.