Dopamine is a music player for Windows that comes with very exciting features that you won’t find even in the popular media players like VLC Media Player. It uses the open-source media project FFmpeg to play and edit the audio files. Because it uses the FFmpeg components, it supports almost all the audio file formats available out there. The GUI part of the Dopamine is designed using the Microsoft .NET 4.6 and as such, it works only on Windows 7, 8.x and 10. Apart from playing the local audio files from your hard drive, it can also play music from Last.fm.
It does take you through initial setup screen (just like Windows installation setup does) helping you select the music folders where the audio files are placed, the GUI color and some other settings to help you start using Dopamine. From the main screen, you can see all of your music collection categorized by artists, albums and songs. You can double-click on any of these to start playing it.
You can switch the Dopamine window into three other modes – cover player, micro player and nano player. The cover player mode shows the album cover image in a small window along with player controls, the micro player is same as cover player but with a smaller album cover image and the nano player is even a smaller player window without any album image.
The Dopamine player is feature rich and can be customized in a number of ways. You can change its settings and modify its behavior, change the appearance, decide how it plays back songs and add or remove the music collection locations. It is from here, you can add add your Last.fm account if you want to listen to the online music. There are some really cool features that you can enable from the settings like muting everything else in Windows when Dopamine is playing music. For Windows 10 users, there are a few extra settings available.
You can control the music using hotkeys, for example, you can increase the music volume by pressing the + key or decrease the volume using the – key, you can jump back using the left arrow key and jump forward in a track using the right arrow key.
Conclusion: Dopamine music player is full featured, nice looking, easy-to-use music player for Windows. It is designed with a native Windows 10 appearance making it very convenient and at the same time pleasing to the eyes. And since it is based on FFmpeg, it can play all kinds of media files.
You can download Dopamine music player from https://www.digimezzo.com/content/software/dopamine/.
I downloaded this player on a new Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga with 8Gb of memory using latest version of WIN10. Worked fine and I love the look of the player and the its features BUT… the player is skipping as if I had a scatched recording. All of my files are at least 320Kbps. I noticed it will playing a game. Then I tested it in Foobar 2000 and several other players. No problems! I would have made this my default player but as a musician, I can stand the skipping.
…can’t stand the skipping.
Getting this to work is a struggle. In Edge under windows 10 the download of the msi is blocked as being unsafe. The zip does download and extracts but on one machine it will not install. On another machine it will install but it will not run. On a third machine it does, after a struggle, install and run and it is brilliant. Can you point to likely solutions?
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