Projects / Zinf


Zinf is an MP3/Vorbis/CD audio player with jukebox capabilities, formerly known as FreeAmp. It features both graphical (with themes) and text-based user interfaces, a download manager for automating MP3 downloads, and a powerful music browser/playlist manager. Other features include HTTP/RTP streaming playback with HTTP stream saving and title streaming, and a fast, clean-sounding Open Source decoding engine. It supports Win32/OSS sound systems, ALSA, and EsounD.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  15 Feb 2004 17:59

    Release Notes: Support for GTK-2.0 was added. Font handling was improved. More languages were added. Some UTF-8 support was added. Album art is supported. Bugfixes were made.

    •  25 Jul 2003 23:06

      Release Notes: There are several new additions, including playlist time in the status bar, drag and drop between playlists, and Vorbis writable tags support. There are several other bugfixes and minor improvements as well.

      •  24 Jun 2002 09:06

        Release Notes: This version gets rid of some cruft and makes the player lighter, and applies a couple of minor patches.

        Recent comments

        28 Jul 2004 23:53 mrunkown

        Re: Doesn't meet my expectations.
        The last post is quite confusing to me. Since all of my m3u play lists are created in Zinf. M3u is its default method of saving playlists in Zinf it also has support for pls, gqmpeg playlist formats.

        Zinf (free amp it was called at the time) actually allowed me to organise my mp3 collection.

        It maybe a "media desktop" but whats an alternative? Winamp ...... Which is now exaclty the same if not worse ?

        Pros; Great for listening to webstreams one of the best actually,
        low memory and cpu usage,
        no bloatware,
        great mp3 player,

        Cons;Stops playing when using some heavy ms-dos programs actually most mp3 players do this it doesnít crash the program just jitters this occurs only on winnt based systems. Can be fixed easy, When searching for large amounts of mp3s using the media search wizard zinf sometimes crashes its probably best to add a new play list and add files or the directory manually and finally playing CDís is quite an annoying process, no winamp plugin support so what.

        03 Jan 2004 03:14 laupi

        Doesn't meet my expectations.
        Yet another mp3 player that focuses on being a "media center for the desktop" which I don't need instead of a hassle-free mp3 player which can be intuitively used to play large mp3 collections. Doesn't even support m3u playlists.
        Kind of reminds me of Windows media player.


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