The Best Desktop Music Player? Five Recommendations to Choose From
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When it comes to quality music, there are some variables to consider. First, there’s the actual format of the track and, as far as I know, .flac files are the best. Then there’s the music player – probably the most important factor when it comes to high-quality sound. As such, we’ve compiled a list of five of the best music players available online.
Available for Windows, Foobar2000 is an excellent music player, in terms of both customization and flexibility. Besides the fact that it’s free, this music platform enables full unicode support, Replay Gain support, and native support for a whole lot of audio formats, including .flac. It also includes keyboard shortcuts for easy access. Furthermore, you can easily organize your music library and install various plugins & add-ons, without worrying that it will overflow your resources.
Winamp is one of the older music players, and the choice of many. It works for both Windows and Mac-based computers, not to mention that now there’s also an Android version available. When it comes to awesome skins, customization, and fast processing, Winamp is one of the best. Although it’s free, there’s also the Pro Version ($19.95), which comes with certain benefits, including faster ripping and burning. And speaking of that, Winamp enables you to rip CDs, play video and music files, and sync your music library with your mobile device(s).
Simple, powerful and fast, is what MusicBee is all about. This player’s platform is especially designed to handle massive music collections. Available for Windows-based computers, MusicBee is not only good looking, but also useful. In that sense, the player lets you download information about your favourite albums via Last.fm. You can add tags and organize vast collections, while also pin-pointing duplicates. Does it support various file types and formats? Yes, it does! You can also rip CDs and sync your playlists with your mobile device(s).
Next in our list is MediaMonkey- your personal jukebox and organizer. With it you can manage your podcasts, rip CDs, tag & rename, play audiobooks, and sync your music collection. It also automatically seeks information (online) about your music, including album art and tags. MediaMonkey is available for Windows.
Aimp2 is one of my favourites music players. The reasons are plenty, but I’m going to name the most relevant. It’s customizable, it supports more than twenty audio formats, the processing is done in 32-bits, and there’s also the 18-band graphics equalizer with extra built-in sound effects. Furthermore, Aimp2 supports hotkeys, and unicode. You can also convert audio tracks to .mp3, .ogg, .wav or .wma. The player’s interface is also good looking and easy to use. Need more reasons? Check out their official website.
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