Donar Player

Donar Player 4.0

Free
Donar Player allows you to manage and play music files
2.5  (6 votes)
4.0.0 (See all)

Donar Player is a free music player that helps you organize your music. With support for a total of 13 formats, Donar offers most of the features music lovers expect to find in a player.

The program's interface is arranged in a way that makes it easy to navigate through your music collection. There is a panel that gives you quick access to the library and playlists. In the library you'll find all the songs and albums added; with a single click you can change the viewing mode and have the program display songs by albums, artists, genre, format, and even bitrate. From this section, it is also possible to perform a variety of actions; aside from playback, you can edit the ID3 tags of your tracks, rate songs, see file properties, etc. Apart from the basic controls, the player bar has buttons to cross-fade, repeat, and randomize playlists. One handy feature is that all these actions can be carried out by means of hotkeys.

Custom playlist creation with Donar seemed an easy task, but turned out to be just the opposite. After creating a playlist and dragging & dropping tracks to it, it disappeared for no apparent reason. I couldn't solve the problem after a few tries, and the fact that there is no help file and no support on the website is quite disappointing. On the other hand, the feature called 'Dynamic playlists' seems to work better, it automatically creates lists of songs based on your playback habits, it collects the most played or last played tracks.

The user interface doesn't look as attractive as one may expect, the design looks quite dull and outdated, and definitely needs some improvement. Just to give you an example, instead of fancy stars or other symbols to rate songs, the rating system consists of simple commas and dashes. There is an option that supposedly allows you to customize the interface, but all you can actually do is change its colors.

Altogether, Donar is an audio player with a number of interesting features it still lacks a more solid, modern visual style. As far as playlist creation goes, it presents a few issues as well. If you don't mind those 'details', you can enjoy all the other handy features it has to offer.

One last note, take a look at all the options before installing because the setup pack includes additional software.

Mariel Rearte
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Review summary

Pros

  • Free
  • Good format support
  • Helps you organize your music collection and navigate through it easily
  • It's possible to listen to online radio stations
  • Useful search function
  • Extra features

Cons

  • Issues when creating custom playlists
  • Looks outdated and dull
  • No help file
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