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Organizing some party soon, and I need some player that can fade out after a song has been played for 2 minutes, and then fade in a new one (I'm not sure "fade" is the offician term - down volume the previous song, and slowly up volume the next one).

Anyone knows of any ?

Edit: Just to clarify - I need something that will jump to a next song after this one has been playing for two minutes (regardless of its length), and something that will fade out and then in (which I already have enough suggestions - trying the winamp plugin now).

Platform: WinXP

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why would you do that? say, you happen to have Bohemian Rhapsody in your playlist and the bloody thing fades out after 2 minutes, somewhat of a showstopper, isn't it? that could cause mayhem and get you subjected to some serious abuse! :D – Molly7244 Dec 27 '09 at 2:00
and the way you describe it, you don't even want CROSS-fading, as in mixing the start of the next song with the end of previous song. – Molly7244 Dec 27 '09 at 2:02
It's a dance party /half of the things don't even have lyrics/... we're not gonna listen to the Queen. And yes, I want exactly cross fading - just not from the end of the song, but from what's currently at the two minutes mark, to the start of the next thing in the playlist. – Rook Dec 27 '09 at 2:07
up vote 2 down vote accepted

iTunes and foobar2000 support Crossfade, but this will not automatically occur after 2 min.

Edit: foobar2000 with the Preview component supports 2 minute (or whatever) previews, but crossfading no longer works.

Edit 2: In foobar2000's preferences, if you change Advanced > Playback > Fading > Fade out to 2000 ms (or your desired fade time) then crossfading will work, with the 2 minute preview.

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@sblair - excellent !! exactly what was called for ! – Rook Dec 27 '09 at 3:13

Download Winamp and install this plugin: SqrSoft Advanced Crossfading Output

It works great.

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You didn't say what platform. 3rd-ing Winamp on Windows. Not sure about Mac or Linux.

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MediaMonkey is great!

To do change the cross-fading time segment, go to:
Tools | Options | Player | Output Plugins | MM DirectSound Output | Configure

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If you want IO addons, check out: – Israel_ANY Dec 27 '09 at 5:07

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