If you're tired of complex user interfaces, tested every multimedia solution, got your ID3 tags messed up, struggled with capricious databases, the current software is made for you! This music player is made for people loving simplicity and tend to organise their musical library with the good ole Windows Explorer. Light, standalone, it makes the best from the taskbar features introduced with Windows 7: the embedded progressbar, Aero Peek, Taskbar Thumbnail Buttons...
Even more immersion with:
If you enable this feature using the "MusicPeek Settings" tools, the current track cover will replace your user avatar under Windows 7 (or ClassicShell if you use Windows 10), along with your Desktop/Google Chrome wallpaper. This one will be blurred to balance the low resolution and make things more aesthetic. Don't worry, your original wallpaper will be restored once the playback done, even if you have a slideshow like the Winarkeo Ultimate Bing RSS Theme.
A black and white display option is also available.
Using the TaskBarButtonHooker class, MusicPeek attach the playing track audio spectrum above its taskbar button. The spectrum's colors are customizable and allow you to go from pristine white to the most ＡＥＳＴＨＥＴＩＣＳ form.
The "MusicPeek Tiles" screensaver displays as a mosaic the covers of your tracks, switching them at random intervals. Classy!
For nostalgics out there, a preliminary support displaying informations about the playing track.
LANGUAGE: FR, EN
OS: Win7+ with .NET Framework 4.5
Once installed and defined as your default multimedia player (the last part depends on you), you have just to open your music files (mp3, wav, aif, ogg, m4a - no FLAC atm) or folder thanks to a right click -> Play with MusicPeek. Here are its graphical, functional, windowless features:
MusicSeek is a little command line utility bundled with the MusicPeek player. You have just to enter a track name to play it instantly! Accessing to your favorite songs was never so easy. You can even specify a stream URL to play it directly with MusicPeek.
If you are lucky enough to have an old, dusty i-Buddy from the MSN era, you can give it a second life! (wait... did I make a joke?) Once plugged in, MusicPeek will set the angel's head color accordingly to the player's progressbar! But there can be more... 🥚
And if you're also the owner of an "Prizee ecobutton" (used at the dawn of the current century as a physical "Hibernate" button), lost somewhere in your old stuff collection, you can use it as a MusicSeek launcher! As for the i-Buddy, only to plug, nothing to set!
As described in the dedicaded article, once the LiveView connected to the computer while MusicPeek is running, it's gonna display the current cover art and allow the user to switch tracks by swiping the LiveView's screen.
Using the class created through this article, MusicPeek exploits the MediaPad functionalities by displaying the Title, Artist, Album and even warns you if you got mail.
Simple, immersive, intuitive. Aside from your ears and sensibility, music doesn't require complex stuff. Does it?