I’m here today to talk a bit about fish.

No not really, I’m here to talk a bit about a media player called “Trout”.

Trout is a lightweight media player written in AutoHotkey.

It’s described by the author as:

a simple “load’n’play” type of player.”
– Skwire

Which is exactly what it is, it’s simple and you can quickly add a smaller (or larger) list of songs to play in it.

String formating Dialog

As you can see it’s a quite nice GUI that both looks good and is easy to use.

Trout currently supports the following file formats: AIFF, AIF, AIFC, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, MO3, XM, MOD, S3M, IT, MTM, FLAC, WMA, WMP, WMV, ASF, MID, MIDI, RMI, KAR, WV, WVC, AAC, MP4, M4A, M4B, M4P, APE, AC3, SPX, TTA, OFR, MPC, ALAC. Which makes it a pretty useful player

Trout features some quite neat stuff including but not limited to:

  • Ballontip on track change
  • Toaster popup on track change
  • Easily customized hotkeys
  • Output formatting for: The title bar, the seek bar, the copy to clipboard function and last but not the least the toaster pop-up and the balloon-tip
  • Last.FM support

It’s a small yet feature-filled media player 🙂

Go try it out now!