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  • 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

  • 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...

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  • AIMP icon


    Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with multiple playlists immediately (tabbed window), allows creation of bookmarks and also has a playback...

    Free 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

  • 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

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  • Amarok icon


    Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before - and it looks good doing it! Features - Scripts ...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • 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.
  • Tomahawk icon


    Tomahawk gives you to access to all of your favorite music in one powerful media player. Seamlessly jump from playing a song off your local machine, to one streaming from your other machines, to a recommendation from Spotify, to a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • Windows Media Player icon

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • MPlayerX icon


    MPlayerX is an open source project which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X. It is able to decode almost any file format on your computer. Additionally, MPlayer is inspired by...

    Open Source Mac

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    gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices. Available for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X and mobile devices like the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android S60 BSD Blackberry 10 PlayBook Xfce

  • 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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  • Nightingale icon


    Nightingale is a free and powerfull music player for Linux, Windows and Mac based on the Songbird media player source code. A beautiful interface with a wide range of supported audio formats, all with multi-platform support! ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • gmusicbrowser icon


    An open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ Vorbis / FLAC / mpc/ape files, written in perl. Its made with big (> 10,000 songs) libraries in mind. Features include: plugin system, customizable weighted random mode...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • 1by1 icon


    1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need for playlists or databases. Features ...

    Free Windows Linux Android

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Zune Software icon

    Zune Software

    Zune Software is a full media player application with a library, an interface to the Zune Marketplace, and as a media streaming server. It's a software for the Zune media player from Microsoft. Works as a stand alone media player...

    Free Windows Windows RT Windows Phone

    • Discontinued “Zune Marketplace no longer supports rental and purchase. Xbox Music and Xbox Video are now Microsoft’s music and video stores.”
  • 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

  • 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

  • Lollypop icon


    mp3, mp4, ogg, and flac. Genre/Cover browsing Genre/Artist/Cover browsing Search Main playlist (called queue in other apps) Party mode Replay gain Cover art downloader Context artist view MTP sync Fullscreen view Radios...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Guayadeque icon


    Guayadeque is a music management program designed for all music enthusiasts. It is Full Featured Linux media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the Gstreamer media framework. Using it, Guayadeque has all the...

    Open Source Linux

  • Movist icon


    A Mac media player based on QuickTime and FFMpeg, Open source under the GPLv3 and hosted on Google Code. A Simple and clean interface and high codec compatibility make this a real challenger to VLC.

    Open Source Mac

Clementine Comments

Excelent 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by etaglibash
about Clementine Sep 2016

Much faster than iTunes and Amarok. Excelent translation to spanish. Very fast, very easy.
I'm never coming back.


The best! 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by ericbakker
about Clementine Aug 2016

I use Clementine now a couple of years and it´s clever with advanced simplicity. I love Clementine's.

[Edited by ericbakker, August 30]


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Negative Comment by nuarealta
about Clementine Jun 2016

Pretty much everything is said in the title.

I want an alternative to iTunes that doesn't suck balls, I hoped this could be it.


About Clementine 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by KassioAlexandre
about Clementine Sep 2013

The best player for Linux!


Good Music Player/Library Player 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by impossible
about Clementine Aug 2013

I prefer this to iTunes which is slow as ever. I think its great. It just needs a better interface and or more customizable options. I can Sync my devices


Smart player 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by DoctorRu
about Clementine Aug 2013

I tried some audio players like:

Audacious (too basic),
Gmusicbrowser (most non-sense layouts ever!)
Amarok (I Can't remember why, but I don't like) I found Clementine, a very Smart player, :

Layout: Very smart!
Library: smart way to add and remove itens, rescan...
Effects: nice sound rain effect
Info: Artist biography (wiki) + similiar artists + artist tags (music genres) + song lyric
Ready to go with: Last FM, Google drive and more.

So far the best audio player.


I like this application for the Grooveshark,, GDrive, and iPod integration 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by JmactheAttack
about Clementine Dec 2012

This moderately lightweight app has everything you would need from a desktop music player without all the hassle of extreme tweaking (i.e. Foobar2000). It integrates my library very well, along with my music collection on my iPod.


Nice for Linux i bet 1 Helpful

Comment by TDL
about Clementine Oct 2012

I would definitely use this if i was using a Linux distribution like LinuxMint as my main OS but on Windows, we have Musicbee which takes way less ram and has the best Podcast support i've ever seen, especially because it collects every tag available for each episode. I tried with Clementine and ended with a podcast file without any info in the tags. Clementine also strips any accented character when i download an episode.

On the ram consumption, Clementine takes 122 MB after launch here, without even a file in the library. Musicbee takes 57 MB with my full collection loaded (14000 files).

Other than that it's a very good player and a multiplatform one, contrary to Musicbee.


Bug with Nvidia cards

Comment by manwithcake
about Clementine Dec 2011

This is my preferred Audio organizer/player on Linux. Unfortunately, there is some kind of bug in the code that causes it to amp up to 100% cpu usage when it is closed when using an Nvidia graphics card. I know, weird, but it's been present through several Nvidia driver updates and has caused me to use Guayadeque as a replacement on my main box. Shame, I really like Clementine, but issuing a killall command everytime I shut the thing down is a pita.

Edit: Thankfully the developers fixed this bug and I'm back to using Clementine, at least on a part-time basis. Unfortunately for them, in the interim I had an opportunity to test several other clients and have gotten accustomed to Guayadeque and Gmusicbrowser, especially the incredibly high level of customization available to the latter, so Clementine has more or less taken a back seat.


This is the best sounding MP3 player for Windows I have fou ...

Comment by Markb
about Clementine Jun 2011

This is the best sounding MP3 player for Windows I have found. A little background - I was happy playing my mp3's on Windows until a gave Ubuntu a go on a spare partition on my PC. I used the default mp3 player on it (Banshee) on was surprised at how better the music sounded - more clarity,depth, spatiality. On going back to Windows I tried just about every other MP3 player but they all sounded similar and a little dull compared to Linux even when using WASAPI sound. I thought that maybe it was because it used different soundcard drivers on each OS but then I found this player which uses the same GStreamer library from Linux on Windows and it now sounds as good. So it must be the GStreamer library produces better quality.


Great, lightweight and fast music player on OSX with many f ...

Comment by Flashget
about Clementine Jun 2011

Great, lightweight and fast music player on OSX with many features. Forget bloated iTunes!
Player is actively developed.


My new Amarok 1.4 :DWorks great on all my platforms!Give it ...

Comment by dxdev
about Clementine Jun 2011

My new Amarok 1.4 :D

Works great on all my platforms!

Give it a try


Good interface, nice features, but the performance is kinda ...

Comment by melvinkooi
about Clementine Jun 2011

Good interface, nice features, but the performance is kinda bad.