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Music collections

Being able to manage multiple music libraries works often as well as simply managing a single library of music. This means that apps such as foobar2000 can perform just as well with managing multiple collections of music just like they manage a single library.

  1. foobar2000 icon
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    foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.

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    1.  Lightweightfoobar2000 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsfoobar2000 can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Dark Modefoobar2000 supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Portablefoobar2000 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of foobar2000.
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  2. Kodi icon
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    Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi is designed to be the perfect companion to a home theater PC - it supports an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its...

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    1.  PortableKodi can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  AirPlay SupportKodi can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKodi can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.

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    1.  LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    3.  Works OfflineStrawberry can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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  4. 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.

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    1.  ModdableMediaMonkey can be modified through the installation of external mods.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMediaMonkey can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  5. Discogs icon
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    Discogs is a crowdsourced music database and marketplace. Discover music, buy and sell music with collectors in the Marketplace in all physical formats.

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    1.  CrowdsourcedDiscogs uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.
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  6. Ratings, reviews, discussions, recommendations, lists for all media genres: music, movies, tv shows, books, video games, and podcasts. Like IMDb or Goodreads, but with more media types. Join ratehouse to consolidate your entertainment and art interests.

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    rate.house is a media database to rate, track, and discover music, movies, TV, books, games, and podcasts.
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  7. AllMusic provides comprehensive music info including reviews and biographies. Get recommendations for new music to listen to, stream or own.

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  8. TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of mostly state-of-the-art audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames, and perform any transformations of the text...

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  9. Rate Your Music is a community-built music and film database where you can rate, review, catalog and discover new music and films as well as participate in contributing to the database itself.

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    1.  User RatingRate Your Music supports user ratings and reviews to help you make up your mind.
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  10. XMPlay icon
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    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 visualizations, works with tags, creates media library from...

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    1.  LightweightXMPlay consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableXMPlay can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsXMPlay can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Support for MIDIXMPlay includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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  11. Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows.

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    1.  PortableWinyl can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightWinyl consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Discontinued

    No updates since late 2018

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  12. beets icon
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    Beets is the media library management system for obsessive-compulsive music geeks. The purpose of beets is to get your music collection right once and for all. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database.

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  13. Cantata icon
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    A graphical (Qt5) client for MPD.

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    Discontinued

    As stated in README, The software's development has ceased and the repository has been archived on March 2, 2022. https://github.com/CDrummond/cantata

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  14. JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer.

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    1.  PortableJRiver Media Center can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  15. 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...

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