Alternatives to Songbird for all platforms with any license

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  • foobar2000 icon

    foobar2000

    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

    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

    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

  • AIMP icon

    AIMP

    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 PortableApps.com

  • iTunes icon

    iTunes

    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

    MusicBee

    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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    MediaMonkey

    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

    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

    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

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    Banshee

    Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with Last.fm 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.
  • Miro icon

    Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed, podcast, or video blog and explore hundreds of free channels...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/
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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

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    DeaDBeeF

    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 Android Linux BSD Xfce

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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

  • Nightingale icon

    Nightingale

    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

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    XMPlay

    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 PortableApps.com

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    doubleTwist

    doubleTwist is a media management app that organizes and syncs the iTunes playlists, videos and photos on your Android phone. The doubleTwist Player for Android can find and sync all of the music, podcasts, and video on your...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

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    Poweramp

    Poweramp is the new powerful music player for Android. - plays mp3/mp4/m4a(including lossless alac)/flac/ogg/wav/tta/ wma/ape/wv - optimized 10 band graphic equalizer for all supported formats, separate Bass and Treble controls -...

    Commercial Android

  • gmusicbrowser icon

    gmusicbrowser

    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

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    1by1

    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 Android Linux

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    Exaile

    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, Last.fm submission support, and...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Splash icon

    Splash

    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid colors. Designed and optimized for HD! Play and convert all your High Definition movies and camcorder...

    Freemium Windows

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    Qmmp

    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

    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 Android Linux Xfce

  • Winyl icon

    Winyl

    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

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    Audio Hijack

    Record any audio, with Audio Hijack! Save audio from applications like iTunes, Skype or Safari, or from hardware devices like microphones and mixers.

    Freemium Mac

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    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.”
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    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

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    Guayadeque

    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

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    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 scrobbler, stream recorder and so on...

    Open Source Linux

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    MOC

    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

  • Helium Music Manager icon

    Helium Music Manager

    You can take control of your music collection. Stop spending time looking for files on your computer or hunting through CDs, vinyl records and tapes - instead, simply enjoy and explore your music! Helium Music Manager can replace...

    Freemium Windows iPhone

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    Napster

    Napster is the ultimate digital music service, offering MP3 downloads and unlimited on-demand streaming. Enjoy any track in Napster.s multi-million-song library and discover new music through personalized recommendation tools....

    Commercial Android Web / Cloud iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad

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    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

Songbird Comments

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Negative Comment by manwithcake
about Songbird and gmusicbrowser, MusicBee Jan 2012

Do yourself a favor and try MusicBee (Windows) or Guayadeque/Gmusicbrowser (Linux). Songbird is...well...if it's a bird, it doesn't fly and as for songs...it doesn't sing.

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Songbird's gotten progressively worse

Negative Comment by Kinst
about Songbird Jun 2011

Songbird's gotten progressively worse ever since they dropped iPod support. Then Linux support, the web-features that were supposed to sell Songbird, and it isn't getting any slimmer or faster (SLOOOWWW). Had higher hopes for Songbird...but it just fizzled out.

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I added a 'like' for Songbird, but only for the Android ver ...

Comment by landroni
about Songbird Jun 2011

I added a 'like' for Songbird, but only for the Android version. I tried it on the desktop (on Linux) and it looks strange (read: crap).

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If you don't like Apple's software, why are you buying thei ...

Comment by endolith
about Songbird Jun 2011

If you don't like Apple's software, why are you buying their products? Isn't integration with their software the only real benefit they have over competitors?

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I don't understand why people are buying Apple iPods and th ...

Comment by endolith
about Songbird Jun 2011

I don't understand why people are buying Apple iPods and then complaining that software other than Apple iTunes doesn't support their proprietary interfaces.

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Songbird will be a great, if not the best music player. But ...

Comment by JairJy
about Songbird and Winamp, iTunes Jun 2011

Songbird will be a great, if not the best music player. But not now; is slow, lack of features and buggy. Winamp is a better option.

... at least is better than iTunes, if you don't have an iPod.

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Cool app with great ambition, but with no iPod support, hea ...

Comment by Boardies
about Songbird and MediaMonkey Jun 2011

Cool app with great ambition, but with no iPod support, heavy resource footprint and general crashing, it is just too much effort. I love it, and download every new release, but for now, MediaMonkey just takes the cake

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Linux builds are available here: http://wiki.songbirdnest.c ...

Comment by syntax
about Songbird Jun 2011
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MusicBee is better

Negative Comment by thegreyspot
about Songbird and MusicBee Jun 2011

So many years later, yet still so buggy. MusicBee is so much better.

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Songbird does not support linux anymore. There is no way do ...

Comment by Fasdalf
about Songbird Jun 2011

Songbird does not support linux anymore. There is no way do download it's linux build now.

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It is nice, but awfully slow

Comment by ManagerChaos
about Songbird Jun 2011

It is nice, with a lot of useful plugins, quite usable... but it is awfully slow. I have a music library of 90 GB. It takes me for ages search within it, songbird finally crashes too often.

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Mozilla / Songbird recently dropped linux: http://www.linux ...

Comment by MediaDoneRight
about Songbird Jun 2011

Mozilla / Songbird recently dropped linux: http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7761/1.html

this might be a fork of songbird for linux, but at the moment its unclear: http://getnightingale.org/

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Used to use this in Linux, but wouldn't consider using it o ...

Comment by gavomatic57
about Songbird Jun 2011

Used to use this in Linux, but wouldn't consider using it on Windows or on the Mac - simply because there are too many better alternatives. At least in linux it had slightly less competition.

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I've added a note to the Linux availability. As the blog po ...

Comment by syntax
about Songbird Jun 2011

I've added a note to the Linux availability. As the blog post mentioned by Ray states, there will be Linux builds available, although of questionable quality.
Meanwhile, there are some Linux forks of Songbird - AFAIK http://getnightingale.org/ and maybe something else.

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