AIMP

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AIMP
AIMP3-Logo
AIMP 4 screenshot.png
AIMP4 interface, using the Bliss Dark skin
Developer(s)Artem Izmaylov, Mike Green
Initial releaseAugust 8, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-08-08)[1]
Stable releaseWindows: 5.03, build 2392 (June 22, 2022; 1 day ago (2022-06-22)[2]) [±]
Android: 3.22, build 1198 (June 22, 2022; 1 day ago (2022-06-22)[3]) [±]
Operating systemWindows XP or later,[4] Android
TypeAudio player
LicenseFreeware
Websiteaimp.ru Edit this on Wikidata

AIMP (Artem Izmaylov Media Player) is a freeware audio player for Windows and Android, originally developed by Russian developer Artem Izmaylov (Russian: Артём Измайлов, tr. Artyom Izmajlov).[1]

Development[edit]

The first version of AIMP was released on August 8, 2006.[5] AIMP was initially based on the BASS audio library.[6] Version 3 added a new audio engine and full support for ReplayGain, and revamped the music library interface transparency effects.

Features[edit]

AIMP 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.

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).

AIMP can cache, in RAM, the currently played media file, up to 250 MB, during playback.

AIMP is also able to cache up to 60 seconds of internet radio streams into RAM. One drawback of this function is that channel switching is slowed as the buffer is first filled up 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
  • LastFM scrobbler
  • Bookmark and playback queue creation
  • Multiple playlists, one per tab
  • CUE sheet support
  • Playing media files of up to 250 MB directly from RAM
  • Internet radio stream capturing
  • Multi-user 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

Awards[edit]

  • On September 6, 2007, Softpedia editor Ionut Ilascu gave AIMP Classic 2.02 Beta a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.[7]
  • On November 6, 2009, CNET editors also gave AIMP2 a 4 out of 5 star rating.[8]
  • On September 23, 2016, Techradar editor Cat Ellis ranked AIMP4 at the 2nd place of the best free music players of 2016.[9]

Third-party scam warning[edit]

The developers of AIMP warn on their official website that there is an ongoing scam by the unknown fraudsters behind the website aimp2.us, which has no connection whatsoever to the AIMP development team, and call upon its users not to donate any money to this fake site.[10] AIMP is a freeware program and as such brought to the users free of charge.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AIMP FAQs(in Russian). Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  2. ^ Latest AIMP for Windows changelog
  3. ^ Latest AIMP for Android changelog
  4. ^ "AIMP for Windows". Artem Izmaylov. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ ".:AIMP:". AIMP.ru. Archived from the original on 19 August 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  6. ^ BASS audio library
  7. ^ Winamp's Future Competitor, Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  8. ^ CNET editors' review, Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  9. ^ Techradar editor Cat Ellis' review, Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  10. ^ Artem (2013-12-04). "aimp2.us is a fake!". Aimp.ru. Retrieved 29 December 2013.

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