When comparing Deezer Music vs AIMP, the Slant community recommends AIMP for most people. In the question“What is the best digital music player software?” AIMP is ranked 4th while Deezer Music is ranked 12th. The most important reason people chose AIMP is:
AIMP supports a huge list of audio formats and several playlist types.
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Pro Huge collection of music
The Deezer music streaming service has more than 40 million songs, which makes Deezer one of the largest music catalogs available now.
Pro Available to customers living outside the US
The Deezer music streaming service is available in 182 countries. There are 192 countries on this world, which means Deezer is available in all but 10 countries.
Pro Built-in lyrics
Deezer comes with a lyrics feature where users can see the lyrics when the selected track is playing.
Pro Available on a large number of platforms
Deezer (with a premium subscription) is available on a wide range of devices such as those running Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, smart TV and a web app. You can see the full list here.
Pro Personalised radio
The Deezer music streaming service offers a radio-like service called Flow which plays random music based on your favorites.
Pro Outstanding CD quality (with Elite Service)
For those that subscribe to the Elite Service ($19.99/mo), the bitrate is hi-def CD-quality 1,411kbps at 16/44.1 kHz.
Pro Great choice of Musi Mixes
You can download mixes and save.
Pro Can download and play selected music offine
Pro Inbuilt music ID feature
Pro Multiple audio codec compatible
AIMP supports a huge list of audio formats and several playlist types.
Pro Lightweight skinning
Even with lots of skinning options, AIMP is lightweight and works on the smallest computer.
Pro Useful audio library
AIMP can play, manage, and filter music stored in the whole computer or specified folders. It is able to read metadata from music files' tags and perform real-time searching out of it.
Pro Internal updater
AIMP updates using its built-in updater, so you don't have to visit AIMP's website and download the whole installer every time a new version is available.
Pro Among the best audio quality for Windows audio players
AIMP uses the BASS library, which provides one of the best audio quality of all currently available music players for Windows.
Pro Multiple other features
AIMP has many more features including: dither, anticlipping, customizable hotkeys/shortcuts, customizable player's user agent string, access to Favorites audio files and playlists, rating for tracks, tracklist export, optional temporary information bar with track info every time a track begins, volume normalization, ReplayGain support, volume fading between tracks, and more.
Pro Mini Player support
AIMP can be maximized, restored, sent to the tray, or switched to Mini Player for your convenience.
Pro Supports audiophile-level playback quality
Other music players usually require separate plugins for this, but AIMP comes by default with the modern WASAPI (Windows Audio Session API) audio output support thus providing purest sound output unadultered by the Windows mixer (in WASAPI Exclusive mode) out of the box.
Pro Multiple playlist management
AIMP can manage multiple playlists by a tab system, similar to web browsers.
Pro Icon sets available for download
The user can download icon sets for different audio formats.
Pro Tag Editor + Audio Converter can carry out a multitude of tasks
AIMP has two tools for further music management.
Tag Editor lets you add album art to audio files, fix metadata to individual files or to all files included in a folder, rename filenames, complete tags from filenames and viceversa, and more.
Audio Converter lets you convert an audio file into another format (for instance, from FLAC to M4A). You can choose quality parameters, renaming of files, and output paths for converted files. Audio conversion supports multiple core encoding, so if your CPU has four cores, you can convert audio using 1, 2, 3, or 4 cores.
Pro Allows for radio capture
AIMP can grab internet radios' audios and save them to drive, in real-time. You can save the streaming in its original format, or choose the codec manually [AAC, OGG Vorbis, OPUS, etc] and its bit rate. You can even save its CUE log and split files, if desired.
Pro Multiple languages available
AIMP is available in 36 languages, including: Russian, English, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Spain), French, German, Italian, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), and more.
Pro DSP manager allows for sound effects
AIMP has a digital sound processor manager which lets you apply sound effects to the output audio in real-time. These effects include: echo, reverberation, Flanger, Chorus, bass, enhancer, speed, tempo, and pitch. It also has a voice remover feature for stereo audio files.
Pro 18 band equalizer + 22 presets + preamp
AIMP has an 18 band equalizer (which is manually customizable), plus 22 presets by default [user can add his/her custom presets]. It also includes a +15/-15 dB preamplification.
Pro Support for several WinAmp's plugins
AIMP supports several plugins originally designed for WinAmp. However, it also supports new plugins designed for AIMP itself. From visual plugins to extra codec support, YouTube playlists playback, Soundcloud playback, or spectrum analysing, these are a selection of supported plugins.
Pro Delete files from player
Simple and good working ability to delete files right away from the player.
Pro Waveform seekbar
AIMP's seekbar features a waveform display of the entire audio file for easier navigation within the sound file. For example you can easily see where are the silences which is especially useful for podcasts and talked content.
Pro Built-in scheduler
AIMP has a scheduler which lets you stop playback, close the program, or turn off your computer at a specified time/period.
Con No Linux client
Compared to Spotify it has no native Linux client available.
Con No settings to configure “Flow” to work as advertised
Flow is a great idea, but it fails to work as suggested. The idea is it listens to what you like and adds suggestion tracks. But mostly it just plays your track over and over, and pops in a random track, usually nothing you like. They need settings and better algorithms for it to work.
Con Doesn't pay artists enough
Deezer pays artists significantly less than other similar services. As of March 2018 it was paying $0.0064 / play, less than Apple Music and Google Play, half as much as Tidal ($0.0125). Not as bad as Spotify or Pandora, but could certainly do better.
Con Sometimes skipped songs occurred
Some songs skipped even if you are a premium user.
Con A lot of songs are cut at the end
Many songs are not played until final chords, and many others are of very low quality records, showing audio distortions. This is frustrating.
Con Not open source
AIMP is not libre / open source software, so development is closed and lead by the AIMP staff only.
Con Cluttered and confusing interface
The interface is very busy and not intuitive so it can take awhile to become familiar with it. The skins don't conform to specific design standards so they often have different behaviors. You can read more about it here.
Con AIMP "Help" only in Russian and English
AIMP's "Help" included in the software itself is only available in Russian and English.
Con Buggy, Bloated and obfuscated options
Seems to hang when adding a large number of files