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Not exactly a gaming question but sort of...

techgamer

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Sep 19, 2007
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Does anyone use anything other than iTunes as a background music player when gaming. iTunes seems to be too memory intensive for my likings and slows gameplay down sometimes. What else is there? Thanks.
 

Anubis

No Lifer
Aug 31, 2001
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im pretty sure lots of people dont use itunes as its pure fing shit

i use winamp, works fine
 

skace

Lifer
Jan 23, 2001
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Foobar2k is a small footprint player, good for playing in the background.
 

CKent

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Aug 17, 2005
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Foobar here too. Winamp isn't bad, but foobar is awesome imo. As bad as it is, itunes shouldn't be hogging your system resources to the point it has a noticable effect on games.
 

Ika

Lifer
Mar 22, 2006
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Foobar if I ever have music playing. It plays well with my keyboard too, and I like that. Also I can set Foobar to play from my X-Fi and Vent to play and record from my AV710...
 

BladeVenom

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Jun 2, 2005
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I just checked VLC with a couple of MP3s; it seems to take less than 12mb of memory and uses less than 1% of CPU cycles.

After a game starts up, usually the disc can be removed so you can insert a music CD.

 

shortylickens

No Lifer
Jul 15, 2003
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The only game in which I seem to have an interest in playing my own music is Test Drive Unlimited and it includes its own music player.

If I were to use an outside program it would be VLC.
 

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