Spider Player

Spider Player Free 2.5.3

A simple alternative to the big music players

According to some happy users, Spider Player is so good that it could even rival Winamp in the popularity stakes for basic players one day. View full description

PROS

  • Great default customisable skin
  • Responds quickly to commands
  • Includes ID3 tag editor and CD ripper
  • Pro version now effectively free

CONS

  • Lacks plugins

Very good
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According to some happy users, Spider Player is so good that it could even rival Winamp in the popularity stakes for basic players one day.

Spider Player is certainly a very good looking player and not only that, it makes life easy where listening to music is concerned. The good news is that now, Spider Player Pro is now effectively free. The Basic version has been discontinued and replaced by Pro. Formerly, Spider Player had some limitations such as it didn't have Last.fm support, radio recording were limited to 5 minutes, you could only rip a CD track and convert one file at a time and you couldn't use custom encoders. However, all these limitations have been removed in this latest version.

The look is obviously a key part for the developers and they've even included a "tuning" bar in Spider Player's skin which allows you to change the tone of it according to the mood you are in. As with Winamp, I like the fact that you can also divide-up the player as you like. For example, when you open it, the main playback window, equalizer and playlist are all joined together. But you can split these up as you like and place them in various parts of your desktop for easy access.

To control playback in Spider Player, you can simply drag and drop the status bar and it responds very quickly. There's also a pitchshifter, echo and reverb bar to play with. One nice added little extra that Spider Player also has a built-in ID3 tag editor and CD ripper that can burn in MP3, WAV, OGG and WMA formats. Once minimized, the player also sits neatly in your system tray so it's well integrated into your OS. Spider Player is one of the best Mp3 players I've tried outside of Winamp although it lacks the plugins of the former.

Altogether, Spider Player is an excellent package which now offers all the features of the Pro version for free.

Changes

  • Fixed:
  • Converting feature preview didn't work in the FREE version of
  • Spider Player, now it's possible to convert one track at a time again
  • Other:
  • "Spider Player Basic" renamed to "Spider Player FREE"

Spider is an alternative music player that can be placed alongside Winamp, iTunes, Windows Media Player and Music Match Jukebox due to its multifunctionality. It offers the following features:

  • Cool bass and amazing sound quality (thank you Un4seen© !)
  • Unicode support
  • Powerful tag editors for: ID3 v1 & ID3 v2 tags, Vorbis tags and WMA metadata
  • Grab music from CDs
  • Rip music into MP3, WMA, OGG or WAV
  • Song lyrics editor
  • CD-Text support
  • Internet streaming (stream files from internet and listen to internet radio)
  • Sound effects
  • Multilanguage support
  • Skins support
  • Customizable icons for file associations (via icon libraries)
  • Customizable spectrum analizer and oscilloscope visualizatons
  • Convenient searching through playlist
  • *.m3u playlists support
  • Ten-band equalizer with presets editor

Spider Player

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Spider Player Free 2.5.3

User reviews about Spider Player

  • rjanryneberg

    by rjanryneberg

    "great for streaming"

    its just great for twitch streaming, you have loads of settings to play with. More.

    reviewed on August 14, 2015

  • brr.petrovich

    by brr.petrovich

    "i ve been using spider player for more then 8 years now, great product!"

    i ve been using spider player for more then 8 years now, great product!. More.

    reviewed on October 20, 2014

  • Lord Bane

    by Lord Bane

    "spider player 2.5.3. contains trojans, please check uploads"

    Pro: nice light program to work with, cons: contains trojans see www.virustotal.com same as xmplay37 and mediawees f.e. ... More.

    reviewed on June 11, 2013

  • Lord Bane

    by Lord Bane

    "nice program but not safe"

    Nice program but it contains a trojan, same as Mediawees and XMplay37, try https://www.virustotal.com/nl. More.

    reviewed on June 11, 2013

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "Best Sounding Audio Player"

    Spider Player is the best sounding audio player around. It also has the ability to rip cds, converter audio files as wel... More.

    reviewed on July 7, 2010

  • b1sh0p

    by b1sh0p

    "Vista Stories: Spider Player"

    Another multi-media player with the primary function of playing MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV and other formats offers a CD ripper ... More.

    reviewed on July 4, 2010