|Initial release||8 August 2006|
|Stable release||3.55 / October 15, 2013|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows XP or newer|
AIMP (Artem Izmaylov Media Player) is a freeware audio player for Windows. It was written by Russian developer Artem Izmaylov, and is now being developed by the AIMP development team. It is aimed at being a lightweight, responsive audio player. It had been based on the BASS audio library but since beta version 3.00, it has its own audio engine.
Artem Izmaylov released the first version of AIMP with the name "AIMP Classic" on August 8, 2006.
In version 3, AIMP got its own audio engine, and full support for ReplayGain was added. Also, the music library interface was revamped, with new transparency effects.
AIMP can play many file types, including MP3, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), Dolby AC-3, Ogg Vorbis, Opus, Speex, Windows Media Audio, Apple Lossless, FLAC, WAV and Audio CDs. AIMP can also play many other audio formats like Monkey's Audio (APE), Tom's lossless Audio Kompressor (TAK) and True Audio; DTS audio, MP1, MP2, Musepack, OptimFROG, WavPack, MIDI, Impulse Tracker, MO3, MOD, MultiTracker Module, S3M, and Fasttracker 2 Extended Module.
AIMP supports the DirectSound, ASIO and WASAPI audio interfaces, and it uses 32-bit audio processing for its 18-band equalizer and built-in sound effects (Reverb, Flanger, Chorus, Pitch, Tempo, Echo, Speed, Bass, Enhancer, Voice Remover). It has an Internet radio browser, and can play from Icecast or custom radio stations. It also has the ability to record Internet radio to WAV, Vorbis, AAC or MP3.
AIMP has some other features, including:
- LastFM Scrobbler
- Bookmark and playback queue creation
- Multiple playlists, one per tab
- CUE Sheet support
- Playing media files of up to 250MB directly from RAM
- Multiuser mode support
- Multi-language interface
- Hotkeys (configurable local and global hotkeys)
- Playlist and Tag editor
- Audio library file organizer and search
- Alarm clock / Auto shutdown
- Support for plug-ins and skins
- On September 6, 2007, Softpedia editor Ionut Ilascu rated AIMP Classic 2.02 Beta with 4 out of 5 stars.
- On November 6, 2009, CNET editors rated AIMP2 with 4 out of 5 stars.
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