I have recently purchased a new laptop, which came with Windows 8. I can now safely say that I am not pleased with Windows 8 in general, and am looking for ways to go about dealing with various suboptimalities.
One thing in particular bugs me: I used to use Windows Media Player -- not because it was good, but because I detested iTunes even more, and it was an "easy" way to find my stuff, and I dislike crowding my machine with thousands of things that run other things. But now... egads. So, I have most of my music in that place that is still called "My Musik", but I have no way of actually playing it that doesn't evoke projectile vomiting.
So I guess I will need to download a program (I still can't call those things "apps") which will not only play my music, but will also let me utilize playlists, burn to disc or synchronize to a mobile MP3 device, and be able to access the music the way that /My Music archives stuff. (Similarly, I will need a program which will do the same for video. Ideally, there would be only one program.)
Question to you, wise people: Which? Will WinAmp do that? (I remember that from 10 years ago or so, is it still freeware?) Or are there things I need be aware of?
Your tips for the computer illiterate are greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.