For years now, music had played an important part in my life. Every time I get to work , I got my music player on the background. When I get home , I still have the music still on my background process.
As I move on working on more memory hungry applications, the once unnoticeable effect of using windows media player or winamp on the background has been noticed. These famous players do support a lot a of functionality and even added features that makes them memory hungry apps. What I just wanted to have is a simple music player that plays music on the background. No themes , no pluggins , no visual effects to add to that.
I started googling for the player of my dream and entered "Music Player with Small Memory footprint" as a search key . This led me to Sheepfriends website and gave a link to a player named BILLY. Realizing that it is not a spyare, I downloaded the 800+ kb folder that does not contain any complicated installer , just a plain EXE and some necessary file. Running it was a breeze and it has some features that you would look in a standard Music Player. No nonsense features and small memory footprint as I have asked. Below is a memory consumption comparison on my machine together with a simple screen shot of BILLY. I would be happy to be receiving other suggestions from you guys.