Alternatives to Swinsian for all platforms with any license

  • VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Windows RT Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV PortableApps.com Kindle Fire Haiku Solaris Xfce

    • vlc has very little library management and is focused on video, Swinsian has advanced library management features and does not play video at all, Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • 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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    Amarok

    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

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    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

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  • Banshee icon

    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

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    • 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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    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

  • gPodder icon

    gPodder

    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 PortableApps.com Xfce

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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

  • 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 icon

    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 Linux Android

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    jetAudio

    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

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  • aTunes icon

    aTunes

    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

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

    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

  • RealPlayer icon

    RealPlayer

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    Noise

    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

  • Album Art Downloader icon

    Album Art Downloader

    The Album Art Downloader is a program designed to make life easier for anyone who wishes to find and update their album art for their music collection. The sources for the pictures can be defined by creating plugin scripts.

    Open Source Windows

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  • MOC icon

    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

  • GOM Audio icon

    GOM Audio

    GOM Audio is a free audio player designed to make it simple to listen to CDs, MP3s, M4As, and other popular audio formats on your PC. GOM Audio implements many of the features and shortcuts used in GOM Media Player to further...

    Free Windows

  • Eina icon

    Eina

    Your music belongs to you Current music players are focused on managing your music collection, while using mandatory criteria about how they organize it. Eina does not care about it at all. If your are an organized person...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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  • CopyTrans icon

    CopyTrans

    CopyTrans transfers iPhone and iPod music, other audio files and videos to PC and iTunes in just one click including playlists, ratings, artwork and play-counts. The Smart backup feature ensures all the needed tracks and playlists get...

    Commercial Windows

Swinsian Comments

Best Music App for Mac

Positive Comment by ferdiad
about Swinsian May 2014

After months of frustration, finally a simple music player that has everything i need.

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Awesome Developer

Positive Comment by ergohack
about Swinsian Jul 2012

I submitted a bug report, and within four hours he not only responded, but had a beta up that fixed my issue.

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Finally a good player!

Positive Comment by ferdiad
about Swinsian Jun 2012

I also tried dozens, but none of them could just play music from my hard drive without creating a library of its own. They have a 30-day trial, I strongly recommend to try it, it's really good.

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Bliss at last

Positive Comment by ergohack
about Swinsian Jun 2012

First player out of dozens (pretty much everything out there on the internet) for Mac that I've tried which actually supports embedded cue sheets. Also supports surround sound music.

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