Alternatives to Rhythmbox 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...

    Free Windows

  • Clementine icon


    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Winamp icon

    Winamp Discontinued

    Winamp is a media player for Windows and OS X developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android

  • AIMP icon


    Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with...

    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....

    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...

    Free Personal Windows

  • 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...

    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...

    Freemium Windows Android Windows RT

  • 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...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Banshee icon

    Banshee Discontinued

    Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • DeaDBeeF icon


    DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major...

    Open Source Linux Android BSD Xfce

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  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Debian 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

  • 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...

    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...

    Free Windows

  • Exaile icon


    Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, handling of large...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • gPodder icon


    gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your...

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

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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...

    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 (>...

    Open Source Linux

  • jetAudio icon


    JetAudio is integrated, multimedia software made of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it...

    Freemium Windows Android

  • aTunes icon

    aTunes Discontinued

    aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different...

    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...

    Free Windows Linux Android

  • Foobnix icon


    Foobnix audio player for Linux, Windows and Android. Main features player Support for CUE (also wv, iso.wv) is the best under...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android 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 ...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Guayadeque icon


    Guayadeque is a music management program designed for all music enthusiasts. It is Full Featured Linux media player that can easily...

    Open Source Linux

  • Wondershare Player icon

    Wondershare Player Discontinued

    Wondershare Player is an all-in-one Video Player & Video Discovery to "Discover latest videos to watch online &...

    Free Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

  • 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...

    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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Swinsian icon


    Swinsian is a simple music player dedicated to managing music, without the complexity of ebooks, apps, online stores, T.V. shows and...

    Commercial Mac

  • Sayonara Player icon

    Sayonara Player

    Sayonara is a simple but nice audio player and holds a lot of features like a library, id3 tag editor, equalizer, lastfm radio, lastfm...

    Open Source Linux

  • Rhapsody icon


    Listen to full-length songs and read the lyrics - millions of songs, online radio, downloads, music videos, playlists, photos, latest...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows Phone

  • Eina icon


    Your music belongs to you Current music players are focused on managing your music collection, while using mandatory criteria about...

    Open Source Mac Linux

Rhythmbox Comments

Garbage Player

Negative Comment by LauraCardinalis
about Rhythmbox May 2012

What a load of crap software! It adds every song you ever play automatically to your library. So, if you only want to play some audio books, but not mingling them with your music collection, you're lost. Apart from that, by default you can't even choose the folder for your library. It just says "multiple folders" and can't be altered unless you deactivate the Ubuntu One music store plugin. Canonical (who develops Ubuntu) should be ashamed to have chosen this piece of turd software as their default player. Try Clementine and you'll have more luck. Hell, even Exaile is better, though it's much simpler.


Rhythmbox: Not for huge audio libraries

Comment by scrat
about Rhythmbox May 2012

Rhythmbox crashes when it tries to index huge libraries of audio files (think: 100 GB+). If you must have your library indexed by your player software, try Amarok instead. I prefer audio software that does NOT index the files, that way there is no added logic, no overhead, etc. etc.


The simplicity of this player makes it awesome. Or at least ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about Rhythmbox Jun 2011

The simplicity of this player makes it awesome. Or at least more awesome than iTunes.


The only really good thing bout this player, and i believe ...

Comment by legion1978
about Rhythmbox Jun 2011

The only really good thing bout this player, and i believe this is why it remains as the official Ubuntu player, its the stability. It rarely crashes. The other thing is that it requires very little settings adjustments. It just works. However, as far as GUI and [most other player] features.. is VERY outdated.. or at least it just looks that way, which is a major drawback for new users.. and [relatively] old ones like me. :(


This is by far the WORST media player I've seen on ANY plat ...

Comment by ttmrichter
about Rhythmbox Jun 2011

This is by far the WORST media player I've seen on ANY platform. The GNOME project should be embarrassed to have chosen this as their "official" jukebox.