December 17, 2015

Windows 10, 8 and 7 Music Players Softwares

There are many great music player application out there, with some just centered around playing music, while others also toting advanced media library and management functions. But which one are the best? Let’s jump in, as we discuss the 7 best music player software for Windows

Best Music Play Software for Windows
  1. Windows Media Player
  2. – If you don’t want to bother installing yet another music application, you can go for the Windows’ native Windows Media Player. It’s built solidly, has robust library management features, and works generally well.

  3. VLC Media Player
  4. – We all know how incredibly awesome VLC Media Player is. It is the all in one media player application that can play just about any format you throw at it. And you can be damn well sure it’s going to serve your music playback needs fine. Get it download here.

  5. MusicBee

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    As far as format support is concerned, MusicBee supports almost all popular formats, ranging from MP3 and AAC , to OGG and WMA. And if that’s not enough, you can also download a bunch of plug-ins which expand MusicBee’s functionality in a number of ways. Other features include DSP effects, scrobbling, Smart playlists, and then some more. Oh, and MusicBee is also available as a portable application.

    Platform Availability: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (Desktop)

  7. AIMP

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    Probably the best thing about AIMP is that how incredibly simple it is to use. There are no library scans, menu options, sub-sections, or anything like that. You just launch the application, add a few songs, and let it do its thing. AIMP’s default UI (or skin) looks a lot like Winamp (which we will come to, shortly), and consists of just the now playing module, and the playlist editor. The playlist has a quick search bar for easily finding any track. All standard functions like shuffle, crossfade, equalizer, as well as playback buttons are easily accessible.

    Platform Availability: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and XP; Android (Mobile)

  9. Foobar2000

Foobar2000 is probably one of the most customizable, extensible and feature loaded music player software ever. And the fact that it manages to do so while being super lightweight just makes things better. You can granularly tweak Foobar2000’s UI by choosing what modules, such as playlist view, equalizer etc. are displayed. For example, the companion screenshot above displays Foobar2000 (latest tested version 1.3.9) with the frequency meter, spectrum meter, and album & artist view modules, along with the core UI.

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When it comes to features, Foobar2000 has just about everything covered, with OGG, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, and SND being just some of the many audio formats it supports. You can add all the media library folders you have to manage your collection, and Foobar2000 can automatically monitor them for any library changes at constant intervals. Adding metadata to tracks is super simple, and you can either add it manually, or have Foobar2000 grab it from Internet based music databases like Freedb. This thing can also rip Audio CDs, and even read ZIP and RAR archives. Foobar2000 can be installed as a portable app as well.

Platform Availability: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 (Desktop); Development for all major mobile platforms planned, via crowdfunding support.

  • MediaMonkey

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    Using MediaMonkey for the first time can be intimidating, given the plethora of impressive features it comes with, but once you get a hang of it, things get a lot easier. MediaMonkey can handle nearly all popular digital audio formats, like MP3, AAC, FLAC; and can even handle some video formats such as MP4 and AVI . Other than that, it also has the capability to rip Audio CDs, and can download podcasts and track metadata as well.

    Other than that, MediaMonkey continuously scans the library folders for any changes, and updates the media collection automatically if the same are detected. One of the more important features of MediaMonkey is that it can sync to a variety of iOS and Android devices. Then of course, you have the regular goodies like advanced playlist support, and automatic metadata tagging. And if you choose to upgrade to the premium (Gold) version of MediaMonkey, you get a whole lot of extra functionality, such as custom music collections, auto playlists, and much more. It can also be (optionally) used as a portable application.

    Platform Availability: Windows 10, 8 and 7 (Desktop); Android (Mobile)

    Pricing: Paid version costs $24.95, Free version also available