Boom - an introduction to PC music

gjm

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Boom is a very simple and easy to use music file playback solution. There are things it does not do: there's no Internet radio playback, no easy way to integrate with Windows Explorer (it doesn't associate with file types so double-clicking doesn't work), and no audio CD playback.

It does show folder contents in a structured genre/artist/album/song view, it will index music from any folder, it can be installed on removable media and index contents of the installation folder (put your favourite music on a USB stick with the executable, plug it in and play - no install required), and it supports most popular formats (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, WAV, AIFF, MP4/M4A, WMA).

Essentially, it is Foobar stripped back to the bare bones (a 2.1Mb download) and made more accessible. No frills, just music playback. It is fully supported on Windows 7, and most features work in XP. No, it does not work on the machines with one-button mice (mouses?)

 

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Sounds shit, why would you not get something that actually does stuff? :)

 

gjm

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Go Graham, bite the bullet and tell us how it sounds :whistle:
I would but... I use Foobar and the kernel streaming output via USB.

Sounds shit, why would you not get something that actually does stuff? :)
It's free, basic and easy to use. And it is portable, requiring no installation.

JRiver or similar it ain't but it doesn't try to be!

 

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