AIMP

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AIMP
Developer(s)Artem Izmaylov and Mike Green
Initial releaseAugust 8, 2006; 17 years ago (2006-08-08)[1]
Stable releaseWindows: 5.30, build 2533 (December 20, 2023; 2 months ago (2023-12-20)[2]) [±]
Android: 4.05, build 1393 (December 27, 2023; 2 months ago (2023-12-27)[3]) [±]
Operating systemWindows XP or later,[4] Android
TypeAudio player
LicenseFreeware
Websiteaimp.ru Edit this on Wikidata

AIMP is a freeware audio player for Windows and Android, originally developed by Russian developer Artem Izmaylov (Russian: Артём Измайлов, tr. Artyom Izmajlov).[1][5] It supports a variety of audio codecs, and includes tools to convert audio files and edit their metadata. It also has the capability of installing user-made skins and plugins.[6]

Development[edit]

The first version of AIMP was released on August 8, 2006[7] and was named after its creator, Artem Izmaylov Media Player. AIMP was initially based on the BASS audio library.[8] Version 3 added a new audio engine and full support for ReplayGain, and revamped the music library interface transparency effects.

Features[edit]

The player supports audio codecs, including MP3, AAC, Dolby AC-3, Ogg Vorbis, Opus, Speex, Windows Media Audio, Apple Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Audio CDs, APE, True Audio; DTS audio, MP1, MP2, Musepack, OptimFROG, WavPack, MIDI, Impulse Tracker, MO3, MOD, MultiTracker Module, S3M, Tom's lossless Audio Kompressor (TAK), and FastTracker 2 Extended Module.

It 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).

AIMP can store the currently played media file in RAM, up to 250 MB, ensuring smooth playback.

AIMP can also cache up to 60 seconds of internet radio streams to RAM, allowing for uninterrupted playback over unreliable internet connections. A drawback of this function is that channel switching is slowed as the buffer is first filled to at least 25% before the playback starts (i.e. with 60 seconds of cache selected, the music will take up to 15 seconds to start playing).

Other features[edit]

Other features of AIMP include a LastFM scrobbler, a Playlist and Advanced Tag Editor, Multi-User support, support for Internet Radio stream capturing and cloud streaming, a 20-band equalizer, plug-in and skin support, a multi-language interface, Rating and listening statistics, CUE sheet support, a CD ripping tool with audio encoding support, and a searchable audio library with customizable track grouping.

Awards[edit]

  • On September 6, 2007, Softpedia editor Ionut Ilascu gave AIMP Classic 2.02 Beta a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.[9]
  • On November 6, 2009, CNET editors gave AIMP2 a 4 out of 5 star rating.[10]
  • In 2023, TechRadar ranked AIMP as the 2nd best one of the best free music players of 2023.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Izmaylov, Artem (13 July 2011). "Одна история" [One story]. www.aimp.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2023-07-15. 8го августа 2011 года проекту AIMP исполнится 5 лет. [On August 8th, 2011 the AIMP project will be 5 years old.]
  2. ^ Latest AIMP for Windows changelog
  3. ^ Latest AIMP for Android changelog
  4. ^ "AIMP for Windows". Artem Izmaylov. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2023.
  5. ^ Kirn, Peter (2020-10-27). "AIMP is the MP3 player, reborn - and it'll look like a gorgeous vintage Soviet tape player, too". CDM Create Digital Music. Retrieved 2023-07-15. AIMP is itself the creation of a Russian developer (Artem Izmaylov) [...]
  6. ^ "AIMP for Windows". www.aimp.ru. 13 July 2011. Main features and Functions. Retrieved 15 July 2023.
  7. ^ ".:AIMP:". AIMP.ru. Archived from the original on 19 August 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  8. ^ "BASS". www.un4seen.com. Retrieved 2023-10-28.
  9. ^ Ilascu, Ionut (6 September 2007). "Winamp's Future Competitor". Softpedia. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2023.
  10. ^ "AIMP". Download.com. Retrieved 2023-10-28.
  11. ^ Baxter, Daryl; updated, Sofia Elizabella Wyciślik-Wilson last (2022-01-04). "The best free music players in 2023: organize and enjoy your digital music collection". TechRadar. Retrieved 2023-10-28.

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