Alternatives to AIMP for all platforms with any license

  • foobar2000 icon


    foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.

    Free Windows Android iPhone Windows Phone

  • Clementine icon


    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Winamp icon


    Winamp is a media player for Windows and OS X developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android

  • iTunes icon


    iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want to get. You can even tune in to free, on-demand music stations that have been totally revamped by our...

    Free Mac Windows iPhone iPad

    • simple to create and organize music library
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  • Daum PotPlayer icon

    Daum PotPlayer

    KMPlayer's developer started a new project for Daum, the PotPlayer. It feels like the KMPlayer, but is in active development. It supports almost every video format with internal codecs, has digital/analog TV & webcam device...

    Free Windows

  • Media Player Classic icon

    Media Player Classic

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support and...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The currently active fork is Media Player Classic Home Cinema, but MPC is still downloadable from
  • MusicBee icon


    Manage your music as a library, as playlists or as folders on the file-system. Organize, browse and find music on your computer, on portable devices and on the web. Small or large collections are handled with ease. Have folders...

    Free Personal Windows

  • MediaMonkey icon


    MediaMonkey is a music player and a music library manager with support for 50,000+ files and many features for organizing, tagging, converting and burning your music. It also has advanced podcasting and syncing features. MediaMonkey...

    Freemium Windows Android Windows RT

  • Rhythmbox icon


    Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's iTunes, it is free software that is designed to work well under the...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Audacious icon


    Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. Its advanced audio playback...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Banshee icon


    Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with radio. Sync your G1 phone, iPod, and other devices.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No new releases and features since 2014. Latest versions, 2.6.2 (stable) and 2.9.1 (development), released in February and March 2014, are still working and can be downloaded from the official website.
  • KMPlayer icon


    The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format.

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Bundleware Be careful during installation.
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    Windows Media Player

    The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library! Organize your...

    Free Windows

  • DeaDBeeF icon


    DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has...

    Open Source Linux Android BSD Xfce

  • Vox Music Player icon

    Vox Music Player

    All-in-one music player with SoundCloud, Youtube, LAST.FM and the unlimited cloud storage integration for Mac and iPhone.

    Freemium Mac iPhone Apple Watch

  • Quod Libet icon

    Quod Libet

    A extensible Music player with Podcast support, web radio, playlists and many more. As it is written in Python, writing new plug-ins is really easy.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Debian Xfce

  • UMPlayer icon


    UMPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems. It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • XMPlay icon


    A tiny and portable audio player. With a size of about 280 KiB it plays OGG, MP3, audio CDs, WMA and several less used formats like XM, IT, MOD, UMX and others. Furthermore it supports a wide range of plugins, skins and...

    Free Windows

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  • jetAudio icon


    JetAudio is integrated, multimedia software made of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it also has features such as CD burning, recording, and conversion to other file formats. You can create...

    Freemium Windows Android

  • Harmony Music Player icon

    Harmony Music Player

    Music player with sleek interface & cloud compatibility. Features: • Play tracks from SoundCloud, Google Play Music, Spotify, Deezer, Hype Machine or your local tracks • All your playlists within the same app • Sound menu...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • SPlayer icon


    SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7, Indeo, XVD, OGG / OGM, APE, FLAC, TTA, AAC, MPC, 3GP/AMR, and subtitles. SPlayer well equipped with...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 3.7 Build 2437, released in August 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • aTunes icon


    aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems. A skinnable java alternative to iTunes (similar...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued last update: 22. June 2014
  • Exaile icon


    Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, submission support, and...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • BSPlayer icon


    BSPlayer is the first software movie player ever to enable its users to focus on watching the movie instead of dealing with poor computer capabilities or running around looking for a proper setting and codec. Also, it has very low CPU...

    Freemium Windows Android Kindle Fire

  • RealPlayer icon


    RealPlayer with RealTimes (aka “RealPlayer” for short) still includes the legacy features, such as Video Player, Downloader, Converter, Organizer and Web Videos. It also includes RealTimes features, such as Photos and RealTimes...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • Qmmp icon


    Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to Winamp or xmms. Extra features XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins support 10-band equalizer MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AAC+ streams...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Winyl icon


    Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows. Winyl offers great new ways to organize and enjoy all your music. Listen to music and radio, rate your favorite tracks...

    Free Windows

  • Quintessential Media Player icon

    Quintessential Media Player

    Quintessential Media Player is a feature rich media player for Microsoft Windows. It supports all popular audio formats including MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and CDs. QMP is highly skinnable and has a robust plug-in architecture.

    Free Windows

  • Foobnix icon


    Foobnix audio player for Linux, Windows and Android. Main features player Support for CUE (also wv, iso.wv) is the best under Linux (zavlab); Formats MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android Xfce

  • Resonic icon


    Resonic is a slick audio player / directory player and sample browser, built around a big waveform view. .

    Free Personal Windows

  • Noise icon


    The official elementary OS music player. Noise is a fast and beautiful GTK3 audio player with a focus on music and libraries. It handles external devices, CDs, and album art. Noise utilizes Granite for a consistent and slick UI. ...

    Open Source Linux

  • Light Alloy icon

    Light Alloy

    Light Alloy is a multimedia player for Windows. Features Timeline So you can see graphically how much is played and how much is still to play WinLIRC Allows you to remotely control Light Alloy, for example if you are...

    Free Windows

  • MOC icon


    MOC (music on console) is a console audio player for LINUX/UNIX designed to be powerful and easy to use. You just need to select a file from some directory using the menu similar to Midnight Commander, and MOC will start playing...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • C* Music Player icon

    C* Music Player

    cmus is a small, fast and powerful console music player for Linux and *BSD. Input/Output Plugins Input: Ogg/Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, Musepack, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AAC, MP4, and everything supported by libmodplug Output:...

    Open Source Linux BSD

AIMP Comments

Loves AIMP3 Player

Comment by apatsabasten
about AIMP Aug 2015

The coolest music player ever


AIMP version 3 is already released with a huge improvements ...

Comment by Aerialsky
about AIMP Jun 2011

AIMP version 3 is already released with a huge improvements, but still in Beta stage for now.
Some noticed improvements are...

+ Sound Engine: Our own output system, BASS is used now only as decoder
+ Sound Engine: Added ASIO / WASAPI / Direct Sound support
+ Sound Engine: Added 5.1 / 7.1 Channels emulation
+ Sound Engine: Added DTS / TAK formats support
+ Sound Engine: Added OGG files support with multiple track inside

+ Skins: Added full support of semitransparent textures

+ LastFM Scrobbler: Now works directly with the service
+ LastFM Scrobbler: Scrobbling track from internet radio

+ Tag Editor: ReplayGain - added ability to enter values manually
+ Tag Editor: ReplayGain - added ability to autocalculate values



I generally use foobar2000... but sometimes i want listen t ...

Comment by akhkharu
about AIMP Jun 2011

I generally use foobar2000... but sometimes i want listen to music and watch some cool visualization... my favorites are CoR's Aorta and The Rabbit Hole... just awesome ^_^ (they are from Sonique media player btw... unfortunatelly not longer under development)


Just wanted too add to my previous comment. i now use xmpla ...

Comment by thewilson
about AIMP Jun 2011

Just wanted too add to my previous comment. i now use xmplay full-time as my associated music player. the reason i changed is that aimp was a little too heavy for simple music playing but too light to replace winamp/mediamonkey etc.


Been using it for a couple of years now, couldn't be happy. ...

Comment by DevilishVicious
about AIMP Jun 2011

Been using it for a couple of years now, couldn't be happy. Switched from Winamp, which is a huge resource hog in comparison. It has great sound quality, great features and some really nice skins. And something some people don't give much credit, is the plugin support, some Winamp plugins are compatible, and one I've been using ever since I switched to Aimp is the DSP "Enhancer" plugin. For speakers such as mine, it improves the sound quality even more, so I suggest you give it a try.


Great program. Lots of awesome skins out there, you just h ...

Comment by thewilson
about AIMP Jun 2011

Great program. Lots of awesome skins out there, you just have to do some digging. :)
Takes up a ridiculously small amount of memory considering all of the cool things it does, and, as others have said, audio quality is excellent. I think this one is bigger outside of the US for those wondering why its gone under the radar, but once you start using it you will love it.
My main problem with it is that it is teetering on the edge of being a music library app and a simple music player, i have trouble finding a niche for it in my everyday music-playing. The visualizers are so-so, nothing to remotely compare with milkdrop or even the one in iTunes.
Online radio is a dream, even though its been done a million times before; its well presented and easy to use.
And there is NO LINUX VERSION...
I use it daily though


I love AIMP! Never heard of it until I found this page tod ...

Comment by Jaymoon
about AIMP Jun 2011

I love AIMP! Never heard of it until I found this page today. The options are almost all exactly what I want control over. It looks good full-sized, and in minimal-mode (which is what I use the majority of the time). The audio quality sounds excellent without even having to configure any sound settings. Having used Winamp as my main player for the past 5 years or so, I would say helped me convert to AIMP. The interface is similar and so is the configuration. In setting up AIMP the way I wanted it, I would see something and think "I wish I could change this to do that"... Then I'd check the options, and amazingly enough there was a setting for it! Great program, totally underrated, and I'm disappointed I'm only finding AIMP now.


Too bad it's no longer freeware. Everything about it is goo ...

Comment by halfey
about AIMP Jun 2011

Too bad it's no longer freeware. Everything about it is good/fine, especially the nice design, except for the equalizer. Even a slight increment in the lower frequencies tend to produce cracking sounds from your speakers, as if the diaphragm is torn/damaged. The normalizer also overdoing the volume normalization, as if somebody is turning the volume knob down too much at every chorus part of any song. Not to mention the annoying default configuration that sets the player to autoplay upon program start. Well, at least configuring it is easier than most players and sound quality is superior than Foobar2k (which has been known for its sound quality all this time) but for me to recommend this to average person is a no-no. And it is definitely not for a bass-headed person like myself who tend to tune up the bass.


It's a shame that due to the lack of word-spread AIMP hasn' ...

Comment by mandin82
about AIMP Jun 2011

It's a shame that due to the lack of word-spread AIMP hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.
The user interface doesn't give you anything new, and for non-audiophiles it won't make that much a difference.
When I first got it, a friend recommended it to me. I was a hardcore Winamp user, so I had to put it to the test. So I went and player a couple of songs on winamp and compared them one-on-one with played on AIMP with the EQ disabled (to really know how the main music decoder sounded like). The results, I must say, were without a doubt astonishing...I mean...WOW...I don't know how this guys did it, but EVERYTHING sounds some much clearer on AIMP than on ANY OTHER player out there (well, I compared it to Winamp, WIndows Media Player, Foobar, VLC and Songbird).
It's a real shame they haven't got a Mac version, 'cause I just switched to Mac and I'm really going to miss it.
Also, the fact that the installer is about 5MB, and it contains the player, a ripper, a tag editor and a burner makes it just out of this world.
If you're a Windows Media Player user, a Winamp user, or ANY OTHER MEDIA PLAYER user and consider yourself an audiophile, you've got to check it out. Believe me, there's no going back once you compare the quality.
It doesn't play videos, by the way, but we always have VLC to cover that front =)


if you are used with the winamp interface, but need to save ...

Comment by simistef
about AIMP Jun 2011

if you are used with the winamp interface, but need to save some memory on your computer, then this is the program for you ! ;)


Wow, I like. This reminds me of the good ol' glory days of ...

Comment by 72dpi
about AIMP Jun 2011

Wow, I like. This reminds me of the good ol' glory days of Winamp and music player skinning. Ok, let's test it against my simple criteria, which are:

-Play music easily - check
-Nice interface / doesn't look like crap - check
-Low memory consumption - hold on... more than twice the memory consume of foobar... no check

Sorry, but as much as I want to like AIMP, foobar just works better for me.