If the name “Plexamp” reminds you of the popular music player “WinAmp”, you aren’t alone. Plex is getting its feet wet with an in-house project at Plex Labs called as Plexamp. It’s Plex for music and offers a mini-player just like Winamp.
Plexamp is trying to re-imagine how Winamp would have looked like in 2017, with all the features music players of this time offer, and mix it with the classics, the was followed twenty years ago. Here is the list of features:
- It is based on client/server model, with metadata rich library, and gives you access to your songs from anywhere in the world, just like Plex media service does.
- The second thing it offers is minimal look, instead of a full-blown music player.
- Visualizers, Loudness Leveling & Smart Transitions, SoundPrints & Waveform Seeking, Library & Artist Radio.
- It is compatible with macOS and Windows.
- It also works as a native app with the support of shortcut keys to play, pause, toggle, and so on.
- Direct plays just about any music format. It’s possible because it uses Music Player Daemon (MPD) which is a flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries, it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol.
- Companion support: You can use it to remote control other Plex players and can be remote controlled itself.
- Works in offline scenarios