Spider Player Basic Edition

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Spider Player is a sleek, full-featured audio player that allows users to perform a variety of tasks with their audio files. I was quite impressed with both the variety of the program’s features and its attractive design.

The program’s interface is nice to look at, with a colour scheme that is predominantly gray with blue and orange accents. The application operates much as any other media player does. Users can open individual audio files or directories and create playlists with their songs. A built-in equalizer makes it easy to customize playback, and the program also supports streaming online radio. Spider Player does much more than just play audio files, however. The program also allows users rip tracks from CDs and to convert audio files between a handful of formats. I’ve seen many programs that contain one or two of these features. Download.com is, in fact, overflowing with audio converters, but I’m not sure I’ve seen a program that contains such a useful, well-organized collection of audio utilities. I appreciated that Spider Player wasn’t bloated with useless options that serve no purpose except to confuse the user. The program’s online Help file was adequate. Overall, I found Spider Player to be both aesthetically pleasing and practical,  a combination I don’t often run across.

Spider Player is free. The program installs and uninstalls without issues. I would recommend this player to everyone.



  • 32-bit sound processing for crystal clear sound:

    Spider Player can process sound with double precision internally. So even if your sound card is not capable of output in such resolution, the sound quality is still improved. The difference is especially noticeable, if DSP effects (such as peaking equalizer) are enabled.

  • Streaming audio support:

    Stream files from the Internet or LAN and listen to Internet radio.

  • Internet radio recording:

    Spider Player Basic can continuously record any Internet streams for up to 5 minutes to MP3 format, while in Spider Player PRO recording time is not limited. PRO version also allows to achieve the best possible quality by using lossless recording for any MP3 and AAC+ streams, i.e. an exact audio copy of an Internet stream is created, with both format and bitrate preserved.

  • Radio Directory:

    Discover thousands of radio stations around the globe with fast and easy search in Shoutcast and Icecast radio directories right within Spider Player.

  • Custom Hotkeys:

    Assign up to four local or global hotkeys of your choice to any program’s action and have all of the tools and functions at your fingertips. Multimedia keyboards are supported as well as regular ones.

  • Multiformat Playback:

    Audio formats supported are: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, M4A, AAC, AAC+, AC3, MPC, MP+, MPP, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Ogg FLAC, TTA, APE, WavPack, Speex, WAV, CDDA, WMA, MID, RMI, KAR, S3M, XM, MOD, IT, MO3, MTM, UMX.

  • Converter and CD Ripper:

    Any supported audio file (see the list of supported audio formats above) or Audio CD track can be easily encoded to MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC or WavPack format. Basic version allows to encode only one track at a time, while PRO version can be used for batch encoding. With Spider Player PRO you can also use any command-line encoder with STDIN support. There is even a help on encoders’ command line options and a preset manager.

  • Support for custom MIDI soundfonts:

    Spider Player allows you to choose SF2 soundfont used for MIDI playback to vary how your MIDI files sound. It is also possible to convert MIDI files to MP3 and other formats using soundfonts that suit them best.

  • DSP Effects Manager:

    DSP effects manager allows you to apply several high-quality 32-bit DSP effects simultaneously in any order. Winamp DSP plugins are supported too.

  • Unified Tag editor:

    Edit ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis, FLAC tags and WMA metadata (support for additional tag types and file formats can be added via plugins).

  • Portable version:

    You can place Spider Player on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without the need of installation or administrator rights.

  • Special version for U3 Smart drives (PRO version feature)
  • Multichannel Audio support
  • Crossfading support
  • Full Unicode support
  • Advanced Title Formatting support
  • Multilingual interface
  • Skin support – vary the player’s look and feel by changing skins and their colour tones
  • CD-Text and FreeDB support
  • Ten-band Equalizer with Preset Manager
  • Icon Sets feature lets you have a separate icon for each audio file type
  • Built-in Visualizations: customizable spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope
  • M3U, PLS and ASX playlists support
  • Incremental Playlist Search
  • And more!


Note: Spider player is also available as a portable edition


OS Requirements:

Win XP/Vista/Win 7


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