OMP (Open Music Player) is a free media player that comes with lyrics downloader and Internet radio player. Using lyric downloader feature, it helps to download and save lyrics of any added audio track. After downloading lyrics, you can view those lyrics directly on its interface. Internet radio player is quite handy feature that helps to play internet radio stations and stream playlists of radio stations from the desktop. Apart from these two handy features, this free media player is helpful to view and edit media tags. Thus, any wrong tag can be updated with this player. Like many other similar media players, it comes with useful features.
OMP provide separate buttons for music player, video player, lyrics downloader, and Internet radio player. This makes it more easy to operate. However during testing, sometimes the application crashed, and few of its features didn’t work properly for me. For example, lyrics downloader didn’t provide exact lyrics.
In above screenshot, its interface is visible with music player. Cover art of playing song will also be visible to you, if available. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help to find and download missing album art.
How To Use This Free Media Player?
To use this free media player, download its zip archive (around 9 MB in size) from its homepage. You can find its homepage link at the end of this review. After downloading the zip archive, extract it to get the setup file. Run the setup file and follow the simple installation steps. After completing the installation, open its interface.
Its beautiful interface provides separate buttons on Left side. These buttons are used to access music player, video player, lyrics downloader, and Internet radio player. A CD player button is also available that is used to explore audio files present in your CD (if inserted). Use any button to open the corresponding item. If you want, you can also click on view menu to select any particular item.
If you have accessed music player, then you will be able to add audio files on its interface. Or if you are in video player section, then all supported video files can be added. It supports many popular media formats, such as: mp3, ogg, mp4, flv, mpg, flac, wav, wma, avi, and more. For both players, it provides drag n drop feature to add a complete folder or just some selected media files.
Music player of OMP is more useful than video player, if you have to view/edit tags. For accessing the tag viewer/editor window, you can right-click on any audio file, and can access Properties option. From tag viewer/window, you can edit tags, and can enter missing details as well.
Lyric Downloader and Internet Radio Player:
Lyric downloader feature is helpful when you want to download and save lyrics of any audio file. You can right-click on any audio file to access Download Lyric option. Or else, simply select the required audio track, and press F9. It will open Lyric downloader window. Here, you can enter title, and artist to search for the lyrics. It uses lyrdb.com database to fetch lyrics for you. However, search facility is not so good to find out exact lyrics quickly. So you have to search with different title words to grab the correct lyrics.
When lyrics are found, you can download those lyrics. Lyrics are saved to Lyrics displayer section.
Internet Radio Player is also an interesting feature in this player. This feature lets you play radio stations and their playlists. It provides option to enter URL of radio station for streaming. However, this didn’t work me. But it worked perfectly when I added some radio stations playlist file using Load From File option. It supports m3u, pls, txt, spl, and m3u8 format files to start playing the radio stations’ playlist.
- It lets you create playlist of audio files. Playlist can be saved in pls, spl, m3u8, and in m3u format.
- If lyrics are not found by lyric dowloader, then you can even add lyrics manually, and save lyrics to its lyrics displayer section.
- Provides equalizer to change audio effect.
- Comes with 9 different skins.
OMP is a feature rich media player. Lyrics downloader and radio player features are good features. I did find some bugs while testing this, but other than those, I really like this media player.