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Player Alternatives

Player is described as 'Gracenote enabled freeware CD player for Windows' and is a Audio Player in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Player for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Android. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Player are foobar2000, MPC-HC, AIMP and Strawberry.

Player alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or CD Rippers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Player.
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  • Windows

Player is a Gracenote enabled freeware CD player for Windows.

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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    Interface
  2. foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.

    Foobar custom.


  3. MPC-HC icon

    MPC-HC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. Media Player Classic Home Cinema supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.

    Screenshot
  4. 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.

    Screenshot
  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.

    Screenshot


  6. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

    Clementine with lyrics pane
  7. 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.

    Media Library
  8. 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.

    Screenshot
  9. 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.

    Main window
  10. 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).

    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
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