Heikki Apollo

Heikki Apollo 37zz

MP3 player for lovers of quality sound

Apollo is a small freeware sound player that excels in its simplicity. The interface consists of the play list with a toolbar where you find the few options of the player. No nonsense & straight to the point, just the way it should be! View full description

PROS

  • Simple
  • High Quality
  • Good file format support

CONS

  • No volume control
  • Dated design

Very good
8

Apollo is a small freeware sound player that excels in its simplicity. The interface consists of the play list with a toolbar where you find the few options of the player. No nonsense & straight to the point, just the way it should be!

In fact, it’ such a concentrated music player, the creator didn’t even bother with a volume control or a categorized library, but despite this I like it. It isn’t complicated to install, starts without hassle and as long as you know where the music is on your computer, will play just about every file type you can throw at it. What’s more, the quality of the sound is very high and you can adjust the settings on an extensive equalizer to get it just right for your taste.

Another handy feature is the hotkey support for just about every control available. Using the number keys, you can skip, stop, pause, play or set the visualizations, while hitting the + or – keys of the numeric pad will maximize the player, set it to mini-player mode or minimize it to the tray.

This dedicated music player handles all the basics brilliantly and is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want the fuss involved in some of the more complicated applications that can be found on the market.

Changes

  • Added three different loop modes: loop all, loop playlist, loop track
  • Added an option to physically delete files
  • Fixed window update issues with full row select
  • Fixed the performance issue with ID3v2 tags introduced in version 37zx
  • MPEG: Fixed playing files with broken or partial Xing VBR header

Apollo is recognized by its outstanding MP3 decoding quality, powerful continuous playback support and advanced playlist capabilities. It supports different file formats through so called input plug-ins. Writing an input plug-ins is rather straight forward and thus Apollo can be easily made to support new audio formats.

The player routines provide continuous playback or even a crossfade between tracks on all supported formats and with all output types. It is possible to direct the output into a WAV file, thus making it possible, for instance, to decode MP3s for writing them onto a CD. The player routines also provide a realtime 16-band equalizer for all file types.

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Heikki Apollo 37zz

User reviews about Heikki Apollo

  • golden.cut.1

    by golden.cut.1

    "Apollo has no cons"

    Contrary to what review suggests, Apollo HAS a volume control, just open options dialog. Very customizable interface,...   More.

  • golden.cut.1

    by golden.cut.1

    "Apollo has no cons"

    Contrary to what review suggests, Apollo HAS a volume control, just open options dialog. Very customizable interface,...   More.

  • ecomx

    by ecomx

    "This is the best simple player with remarkable audio quality."

    This is the best simple player with audio remarkable quality I ever used. Sadly it was discontinue by the author..   More.