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1by1 - Smallest MP3 Player

1by1 Website - Freeware

reviewed by ClifNotes, 5 Jan 2006

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Notes from Clif

Someone at alt.comp.freeware asked "What is the lightest freeware MP3 player that you know of?". There were several answers, and the winners so far are WAV.EXE, a DOS utility weighing in at 22kb and 1by1 at about 90kb. I tried out the DOS utility and I had trouble trying to get it to work in the Windows Sendto menu. I gave up after a few minutes because I'd already found my favorite. 1by1 is a great MP3 player and it's so small you can take it with you anywhere using a floppy disk or thumb drive. At this size, you can bet there's no spyware or other nonsense. I decided to use it as my default player so that when I click on MP3's, I don't have to wait for some huge program to load. It starts playing immediately, and it rocks! Take a look at the features below, try it out, and I think you'll agree with me.


Tip from Querulantus @ alt.comp.freeware

1by1 has been my default music player for ages. It also plays flac, ape, ogg, wav, cda, midi, shn, mpc, aif and other sound files, provided you have the WinAmp plugins. Adding plugins is very simple. You put them in the 1by1 folder and 1by1 will recognize them. You'll see the list of decoders if you Click in 1by1 on "Settings" and then on "Decoder". Currently I have In_Aif.dll, in_ape.dll, in_CDReader.dll, in_flac.dll, in_midi.dll, in_mp3.dll, in_mpc.dll, in_shn.dll, in_vorbis.dll, in_wave.dll, and in_wv.dll.



Screenshot (in compact mode)


Quote from mpesch3 audio tools

Tired of creating and updating playlists? 1by1 is a small, fast and handy player which is not only small: It provides powerful tools to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks.


• Directory Player (needs no playlists)

• Extensive file navigation

• Full resume play (remembers last track and position)

• ACM (mp3) and mpglib (mp3/mp2) support

• Winamp input plugin support

• Audio dynamics and stereo enhancer

• Gapless/track mixing

• Directory finder (plays whole drives)

• Cue sheet support

• Playlist support

• Favorites


1by1 Website - Freeware