Portable Lightweight Music Players

Because not everyone wants a full featured music player, we just want to play some music.
Hassle free unpack and play; portable, no unwanted registry files from typical setup installation!
Low memory usage, no hogging of system resources just for playing a music!

XMPlay by Un4seen

XMplay

XMPlay is an audio player, supporting the OGG / MP3 / MP2 / MP1 / WMA / WAV / AIFF / CDA / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX audio formats, PLS / M3U / ASX / WAX / CUE playlists, and ZIP archives. A load more audio and archive file formats are also supported via plugins.

Beautiful skinnable lightweight music player; my winamp alternative.

Tinyplay

TinyPlay

Audio, video and CD/DVD player that uses DirectShow technology. It can read (but not modify) ID3/Ogg/APE/WMA tags and show sub/srt/aqt/dks subtitles. CD information can be obtained from freedb, CD-TEXT or cdplayer.ini and submitted to freedb.

This 260KB super lightweight and portable music player gets the job done.

  • Unpacked Size: 260 KB
  • Memory Usage: 5 MB
  • Windows
  • http://sourceforge.net/projects/tinyplayer/
foobar2000

foobar2000

Foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization, and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customizable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

A longtime widely popular lightweight music player.

  • Unpacked Size: 8 MB
  • Memory Usage: 9 MB – 13 MB
  • Portable installation also available
  • Windows, Mobile (Also available)
  • http://www.foobar2000.org/