While reading through the extensive MediaMonkey forums, however, I came across a program title that I remembered most fondly. Five years ago, before MP3s were even a glint in my eyes, I used Quintessential CD as my CD player. It was small software, skinnable, and free. Just what I needed for playing my CDs on the PC. Someone on the MediaMonkey forums mentioned QCD and I thought "I wonder if that's my old program?" Well, since QCD was a CD playing software, I didn't really need it anymore, so I didn't think anything of it. Until last night when I read another post mentioning it. And I got to thinking "what if they updated it to play MP3s?" They have! The initials are still QCD, but now the program is Quintessential Media Player!
Well, I downloaded the program, virus checked it, and installed it. I'm currently playing with it now, checking out the features. And I think this is gonna be The One! It's doing, so far, everything that I want in an MP3 player.
- small skin footprint possible (song title/artist showing)
- stays in system tray while playing
- works with .m3u files
- works with subfolders in playlist folder
- rips & encodes (so far, only see .ogg encoding - will look for MP3 plugin)
In other news, today is gregmce's birthday! And in an odd case of serendipity, it's also marathongreg's birthday! Who'da thunk it?! Heh heh!
Happy Birthday, Greg! Hope you have a blast!
In other, other news, today is the premier of the new Doctor Who. WOOHOO! (Or should that be Woo Who?) For those of you in the UK, ENJOY! For the rest of us - hopefully we'll get to enjoy soon enough!