Aktiv Player

Aktiv Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    19,119
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 18, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    13.08MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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There's something for everyone when it comes to free media players, from complex open-source do-it-alls to supersimple consoles for watching videos and playing MP3s. Goforsharing's Aktiv Player's advantage is a built-in SQL database for organizing and managing even large music collections. Its Dynamic Playlists not only randomize playback but also learn from your preferences to play what you like based on what you've played the most. Aktiv Player also edits tags and exports data. Extras include Net radio, equalizer and crossfader settings, command-line support, and plug-ins.

Aktiv Player's user interface focuses on the program's playlists and music database capabilities instead of its media player controls. With a left sidebar accessing Browse, Playlist, and Dynamic Playlist features and Artist, Album, and File list views, the program's look is hardly unconventional, except for two things: a somewhat garish background color, which can be changed via a color picker, and a sculpted title bar (with the same color) that apparently can't be changed. Neither affected Aktiv Player's performance in any way, but we'd like to see full reskinning, which is practically expected these days, at least among media players. One feature we liked is the ability to rate the tune currently playing by clicking on Aktiv Player's system tray icon and selecting Rate Current. The program includes a miniPlayer plug-in that stays open when the main interface is open, too, instead of toggling between the two. We appreciated the ability to keep the mini player on top while the main window is minimized yet quickly available for editing tags, playlists, and more.

We started by adding tunes to the Music Library. The quickest way is to open the Settings, choose Synchronized Paths, and browse to your music folders; then press Synchronize on the File menu. Aktiv Player does the rest, automatically importing and sorting data into its SQL database. Aktiv Player doesn't move your files! It just lists them. Before Aktiv Player can create Dynamic Playlists, we needed to play some tunes, so we did. All the player functions worked well. Despite the swoopy title bar, Aktiv Player proved a worthy yet lightweight alternative to some way-too-big competitors.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"It just works like it says."

March 07, 2013  |  By skyhalk2

 |  Version: Aktiv Player 2.9

Pros

It is a simple way to access your music and play them. With the built in equalizer it is tweak able. Easy to use.

Cons

It take some time to move all your music from computer saves to the program.

Summary

All in all it is a well built program.

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3 stars

"Good organizer"

March 06, 2013  |  By BigB61

 |  Version: Aktiv Player 2.9

Pros

It does take all your music and list it.

Cons

It doesn't do much else.

Summary

It makes a library of all your music and tells you how many songs and running time. In my case 88 days. So yeah it handles large librarys. The sound isn't great. The equalizer has no presets but it does have 18 band capability which is cool. So if you do have a lot of tunes and want an organizer this works. And no there aren't any trojans. I don't know what that guy was smoking.

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1 stars

"WARNING! VIRUS ALERT!!"

March 20, 2010  |  By Opa-Loka

 |  Version: Aktiv Player 2.0

Pros

This software will infect your computer with a Trojan.
My Norton removed the software from my system.

Cons

see the above

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2
Version 3.2: coded database updates. Crash fixes.
General
Publisher Goforsharing
Publisher web site http://www.goforsharing.com
Release Date May 10, 2013
Date Added August 18, 2013
Version 3.2
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.08MB
File Name aktiv-player-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,119
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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