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Music Libraries

Most popular apps that play audio can also curate a library of your music, podcasts, and other miscellaneous audio files. This includes apps such as foobar2000, VLC Media Player, and Spotify.

  1. Spotify is a freemium music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.
  2. Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS.


  3. AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.
  4. JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows automatic download of groups of files from one-click hosting sites. JDownloader supports the use of premium accounts. Some parts, but not all, of JDownloader are open-source.

    Bundleware

    The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: Forum

  5. 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.
  6. SoundCloud lets you share music fast & easily. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals.
  7. MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.
  8. Deezer is an Internet-based music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels including EMI, Sony, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group on various devices online or offline.
  9. Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014.
  10. 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.

    Discontinued

    In macOS Catalina or newer, they don't support it anymore. It can still be downloaded for Windows.

  11. 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. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.
  12. Android, BSD, Linux, and Windows open source multimedia download manager.

    Discontinued

    Last updated: 2021.5.5 (Windows version), 2020.1.9 (Linux version).