AudioPlayer is a DirectShow based media player capable of playing MP3, MPGA, WAV, MIDI, AU, WMA and ASF sound files as well as WPL, ASX, WMX, WAX and M3U playlists. OGG and FLAC support can be added by downloading and installing the codecs from http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/ (850 KB). Other formats may be supported by downloading codecs from http://www.free-codecs.com/Audio_Codecs.htm but these have not been tested for use.
Volume and file seeking controls allow you to find and listen to the best parts of the music at a sound level to suit you. A handy mute option also provides silence on demand without stopping the music.
AudioPlayer also has your computers' health and multi-tasking at heart. Taking up only 152 KB of hard disk space (even less on compressed NTFS drives) and typically using 50-90% less CPU power with 2 to 5 times less memory usage than Windows Media Player 10. You can minimize AudioPlayer into the system tray which removes the taskbar button freeing up precious taskbar real estate.
So what's the catch? Simple, there isn't one. Completely free and full functionality today, tomorrow, in 30 days, next year, forever.
The English NT/2000/XP version is available from the links on this page; the 98/ME version, French, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Romanian, and Norweigan translations and the programs source code, are obtainable from both
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=156633 and the homepage.