Groove Just Not Useable (Winamp has a place)

I hate to be that guy but am I the only one who can’t use Microsoft Groove. I listen to audio files all day for work mostly. I download the audio files there around 10 – 20 minutes long groove just takes for ever to open and play. I ended up just downloading of all things Winamp to listen to these audio files I download the file and Winamps starts playing file in less then second. I don’t know why groove is such a bear and we all know groove is not on Microsoft priority list to update it or anything.

Its not my machine cause I tried it on 3 machines. Sorry for the rant.

Conversation 6 comments

  • martinusv2

    Premium Member
    11 September, 2019 - 6:01 pm

    <p>One feature I really liked from Groove was playing music from OneDrive. I don't know why they decided to remove this feature. Been a long time since I saw an update from the Store. Winamp still alive? That's a name I didn't heard from a long time. Will have to check it out. </p>

    • helix2301

      Premium Member
      12 September, 2019 - 11:23 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#464467">In reply to MartinusV2:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I agree I liked playing my own MP3 from onedrive as well</p>

  • Patrick3D

    12 September, 2019 - 10:42 am

    <p>I've been using Groove ever since they added FLAC support. I keep a small selection of my music library in OneDrive to sync to all my devices and pop open Groove to play an album or playlist. It opens reasonably fast, starts playing instantly, and the mini-player window makes it convenient to keep open above Outlook while at work. The only 2 problems I have with it are the lack of any volume control in the mini-player window and it can take a while to detect when music has been added/removed from a folder.</p><p><br></p><p>I don't try and use it for cataloging my entire music library though, when I want to delve into that I just use Windows Explorer and play music with VLC via the right-click context menu.</p>

  • adkelkar

    12 September, 2019 - 12:49 pm

    <p>I have always used Winamp since the time it was developed. I have not found any other app that matches its simplicity and performance. It is still available for download. Anyone having a lot of downloaded music should not look else where. </p>

    • bill_russell

      12 September, 2019 - 1:56 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#464976">In reply to adkelkar:</a></em></blockquote><p>Up until about a decade ago it was my favorite too, but the world changed I have moved on. However, I do use Reaper which is by Justin Frankel, the Winamp developer, as well as the Nullsoft installer. </p><p>If I do use a local player its Clementine, VLC or Audacious for if you want the Winamp clone mode.</p>

  • evox81

    Premium Member
    12 September, 2019 - 1:06 pm

    <p>Try this: open groove <em>first </em>then double click on your file. For some reason, when I double click a file with groove closed, it takes a long time to open. But if I open groove first and then the file, it's quick.</p>

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