4 out of 5 with 16 ratings

MusicBee Reviews

One man army results in the best music player / manager out there!

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MusicBee is mostly maintained and created by one man Stephen Mayall. This is the biggest strength because the passion of the developer makes sure that most or ALL of the drawbacks of the player are smoothed out as soon as the user complains about it in the forums. if they can't be due to a reason then SM mentions it in the replies.

The interface of the player is the BEST I have seen so far in managing so many complicated views and information for any playing track. This player is what I use for arranging the 7000+ mp3s in my folders in any way I want. As mentioned before, the seamless Last.fm integration and ability to resync playcount allows one to format their pc and start fresh without having to worry about their playcount as per the player stats.

The online tagging system of the software is great though I personally still prefer Picard. But I must admit the album art collection in UNSURPASSED even in dedicated softwares for album art collection.

This along with a lot other features make this the best music player that money (it's free but still) can buy!

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Underdog Music Player

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I was trying music management software from top to bottom. Foobar, itunes, winamp, etc. MusicBee was 6 or 7th position. The first ones disappointed me for one reason or another. And my last chance was this one MusicBee. I was not expecting very much. And what a surprise! This player is amazing! It has a lot of features and it a lot of settings... It is an amazing piece of software. It is light and works perfectly. I am in love with it. Give it a chance!

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My favourite player

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I've tried multiple music players and this one is my favourite. I adore the interface as well as the last.fm integration. Not having to download the actual last.fm program is a huge plus.

The auto-dj function has to be my favourite though. It's very accurate and allows me to listen to music that I don't have in my library. Great way to find new artists.

It's full of features and a definite recommendation.

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Woo MusicBee!

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I've been using MusicBee for about a year now. It use to be a bit buggy, but I have zero issues with the current version.
I ditched iTunes a long time ago (along with my iPod, so I can't comment on MB's support). MB is easily superior to SongBird,Winamp and media monkey when it comes to performance.
MB might not be as light-weight as foobar2000 and some others, but it is much more convenient to customize and actually use. Very iTunes-esque interface without all the resource hogging. Highly recommend.

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A fantastically versatile and customisable music player. The only issue I have are a few minor glitches which I hope will be solved eventually.

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last version is way better than alternative, so many options, great config...

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The most underrated music player ever!

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Rich customization
Offer everything a music player needs even SoundCloud and postcard

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Free elegant music organizer with many features to help with search and edit meta-data in large-scale music collection. Best free solutions in my opinion)

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best i have ever seen!!

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THANK YOU BEE.

Your Media Player Rocks.

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MB is the absolute best player and library manager

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This app is amazing. the dev thought of EVERYTHING.

Completely free and comes in a portable version if desired.

Take many things away from me, but this you can pry from my cold, dead hands

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one of the thing i love to see on my linux

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truly love this am using it for almost three years

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Brilliant music player!

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Simply the best music player out there. I love it!
<3

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Awesome

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MusicBee is the only free music player that has built-in lyrics display (timestamped and non-timestamped), individual volume setting for individual songs and other customizable features.

It is simply the best in the free music player world.

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I'm sold...

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I am an audio podcast fan and tested Mediamonkey and Helium as free versions to see how they manage podcasts.

Helium has a very simple if not rachitic podcast functionality. Mediamonkey is very good but i sincerely hate Delphi coded apps and their clunky GUIs.

The biggest problem was : i'm french and these apps have problems with accented characters (replaced by symbols).

I tried MusicBee thanks to the enthusiastic comments here and wow, not only MusicBee is able to deal with these accented characters but the podcast functionality is also very complete. The program is able to retrieve episodes with their entire tags. It is the only one which detected the "genre" of my podcasts (news, social and so on).

MusicBee can also detect episodes you already have on your hard drive and put them in a tree called "unknown subscription". You can move them to one of your feeds by a simple "right click -> move podcast to". It is very convenient if you have archived episodes of a same feed which were downloaded by another app like iTunes or whatever.

Concerning the whole program iself, i don't think you can find a better option in the freeware league it even surpasses paid apps in certain aspects.

The tagging capabilities are legion, it is skinnable, it supports radio stations and podcasts. I recommend it.

It is what Songbird should have been in a sense.

PS : the user Pr1me said earlier that he didn't like the logo and the splash screen. Splash screen can be disabled in the options and the logo icon can be changed.

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