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Review: Make libraries/playlists and listen to MP3s/WMA audio files with M-Player

Use the free, light, and intuitive audio player to listen to your music or audio books.

M-Player is a solid, if not exciting, MP3 and WMA player. It's intuitive in its format and has most of the features one would expect of an audio player. One that's missing is the ability to more accurately control tone or frequency within the music. A built-in equalizer would do much for this program.

Once M-Player's installation completes, you can immediately load your albums or song files in MP3 or WMA formats. While you can find most audio files in one of the two formats, it would be nice to have the choice of other less used formats integrated directly into the program. M-Player's interface doesn't have much visual appeal, but it includes all the basic options. As in other audio players, you can create libraries and playlists, continuously play or randomly play tracks, pause, etc. Adding albums or single files to the playlist goes smoothly. However, the "Play" button wasn't functional in our tests, and we had to double-click the initial track to start the music. The player will display album cover art embedded in the audio tracks, which is a nice feature. In addition, the player comes with two additional plug-ins for Skype and Windows Live Messenger. When enabled, these plug-ins let you display the title and artist of the currently played track to your Skype and WLM contacts.

M-Player may not wow you, but aside from one testing glitch, we found it to be a solid audio player. If you haven't already committed elsewhere or your current app is too complicated, this one is worth a shot.

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