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 and easy-to-use interface for searching and...
No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.
Clementine vs iTunes opinions
Amazing playback and sync capabilites. Especially great for streaming or handling big music libraries.
Easy to use. Doesn't nag constantly.
Really good. Started to use it in my Linux years (mostly on Arch), and using it still on macOS. Interface is a bit chaotic, but it's much better then iTunes so far.
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.
Strawberry vs iTunes opinions
Fork from Clementine which was excellent.
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.
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 .
Rhythmbox vs iTunes opinions
Similar concept and functionality.
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 an 18-band equalizer.
Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).
Quod Libet vs iTunes opinions
The hi hat and cymbals on Mr Mister's "we belong to no one" are clearer than foobar the bass is deep but not annoying the entire playback of this song is extremely clear.
To bring you more music than ever with access to millions of songs. To give you personal recommendations from people who know and love music. To deepen the connection between artists and fans. To reimagine radio with a 24/7, global station.
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!
No stable release since 2018. Alpha release in February 2021.
Amarok vs iTunes opinions
Difficult to use. It's confusing.
Not really up to the job. It made a total mess of my collection of around 40k tracks. I couldn't find anything. For example, it stuck lots of my single artist albums into "various" and missed out a whole host of second discs from double albums. To make matters worse it crashed or failed to respond more often than not. I think iTunes is pretty poor but this is considerably worse.
No music store. Also not available for Mac. GPL, which is copyleft, and I really don't care for copyleft. I care more for open source, but I most care that it's free. I don't hate open-source though. Any other software licensed under MIT or BSD?
nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.
gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices.
gPodder vs iTunes opinions
It's just a podcast player
Best for getting podcasts via RSS.