November 12, 2006

musikCube : Screw thinking outside the box. Enter the Cube

Filed under: blog, internet, reviews, software, tech — bardicknowledge @ 1:18 am

Today, while looking for a replace for Winamp/WMP 11, I stumbled across a beautiful little piece of software that uses less than HALF the memory of Winamp, WMP and about quarter of the memory that iTunes uses! You may now be curious about what this program may be called. Well its called musikCube, and it is one of the best little music players I have stumbled across ever.

Now, lets cover some basics. musikCube is not a program meant to be near as flashy as WA/WMP with AVS or tons of skins. No, instead this is a program that plays music while not taking a crap all through your RAM.

PLUS! It’s open source for all you open source junkies.

It is a library based player, so if you’re like me and love to have your music organized by song or artist, which is something almost none of the other small mem players do, this is for you! Running on about 10,000k mem on my machine its quick responsive and very, very simple to use. You start it up, it asks where to scan, you tell it and it does in within minutes! I have over 4k songs (not a lot but a good size) and it scanned it in less than 3 minutes.

Not only is it quick, it supports a good range of formats mp3, WV, FLAC, WMA, OGG, M4A/AAC and several others.

The only problem is that this great piece of support is horribly under supported and is in a development slump. From what I gather in the forums, many people are wanting to take this project and keep running with it, so if you can code C++, look into it!

So please, give this program a hook. If you like it tell some friends, and digg this story. The more people that hear about this the more likely that this project will be picked up again and ran with in hopes of giving us an ever better player (though I don’t see how that can be done 😉 )



  1. interesting.. i love light aps..
    checking it out now. i’ve never got past the barebones version of winamp

    Comment by sca1lywag — November 12, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

  2. Been using this app for almost 2 years now. Its the best EVER!

    Comment by Frodo — November 15, 2006 @ 6:58 pm

  3. Dude, awesome looking little app.

    Comment by flyguy — November 15, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

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    Comment by Cindy — November 17, 2006 @ 7:34 am

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    Comment by Rebecca — November 18, 2006 @ 4:30 am

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