What is Spider Player software from Advanced Audio Software, what is it used for and how to use it?This is a free and useful alternative music player which can be placed in one row with Winamp, iTunes, etc.
Spider Player is a free feature-rich Audio
player for windows
based on Bass audio library from Un4seen with Unicode support, powerful tag editors for different file types, music ripping support, CD-text support, CD extractor, simple song lyrics editor, Internet
streaming, skins support, support for different interface languages.
32-bit sound processing for crystal clear sound
Spider Player can process sound with double precision internally. So even if your sound card is not capable of output in such resolution, the sound quality is still improved. The difference is especially noticeable, if DSP effects (such as peaking equalizer) are enabled.
Streaming audio support
Stream files from the Internet or LAN and listen to Internet radio.
Internet radio recording
Spider Player Basic can continuously record any Internet streams for up to 5 minutes to MP3
format, while in Spider Player PRO recording time is not limited. PRO version also allows to achieve the best possible quality by using lossless recording for any MP3 and AAC+ streams, i.e. an exact audio copy of an Internet stream is created, with both format and bitrate preserved.
Discover thousands of radio stations around the globe with fast and easy search in Shoutcast and Icecast radio directories right within Spider Player.
Assign up to four local or global hotkeys of your choice to any program
's action and have all of the tools and functions at your fingertips. multimedia
keyboards are supported as well as regular ones.
Audio formats supported are: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, M4A, AAC, AAC+, AC3, MPC, MP+, MPP, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Ogg FLAC, TTA, APE, WavPack, Speex, WAV
, CDDA, WMA, MID, RMI, KAR, S3M, XM, MOD, IT, MO3, MTM, UMX.
Converter and CD Ripper
Any supported audio file (see the list of supported audio formats above) or Audio CD track can be easily encoded to MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC or WavPack format. Basic version allows to encode only one track at a time, while PRO version can be used for batch encoding. With Spider Player PRO you can also use any command-line encoder with STDIN support. There is even a help on encoders' command line options and a preset manager.
Support for custom MIDI soundfonts
Spider Player allows you to choose SF2 soundfont used for MIDI playback to vary how your MIDI files sound. It is also possible to convert MIDI files to MP3 and other formats using soundfonts that suit them best.
DSP Effects Manager
DSP effects manager allows you to apply several high-quality 32-bit DSP effects simultaneously in any order. Winamp DSP plugins are supported too.
Unified Tag editor
Edit ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis, FLAC tags and WMA metadata (support for additional tag types and file formats can be added via plugins).
You can place Spider Player on your USB flash
drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without the need of installation or administrator rights.
Special version for U3 Smart drives (PRO version feature)
Multichannel Audio support
Full Unicode support
Skin support - vary the player's look and feel by changing skins and their color tones
CD-Text and FreeDB support
Ten-band Equalizer with Preset Manager
Sets feature lets you have a separate icon for each audio file type
Built-in Visualizations: customizable spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope
M3U, PLS and ASX playlists support
Incremental Playlist Search