Well, I need something to start play, stop and pause :)
I was thinking something like the minimized view of windows media player, but without all the bells and whistles added to it.
It's just that I use WinAmp to play my internet radio and sometimes a voicemail comes in or I have to check a single sound file and I don't want to mess up my WinAmp settings.
So at the moment I use VLC to play those files, but it has the nasty habbit of cutting off the last bit of the soundfile.
And I use VLC to play videos on my large screen (I don't use full screen, but keep my icons, sidebar and taskbar visible - other than that it covers the lot LOL).
So when I am working on things and need to listen to a voicemail I have this huge black screen in front of me.
LH suggested SPlayer and it looks pretty good as an alternative, but it is still quite bulky and I only need to play the occasional sound file.
Edit: GS, we posted at the same time ;)
And I already use VLC ^