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Pretty Good Music Player Alternatives

Pretty Good Music Player is described as 'Tired of music players that take forever to start up because they're loading ads or trying to download stuff? Of music players that ignore Bluetooth controls, or stop responding after a few minutes? I was too, so I wrote this app!' and is a Audio Player in the audio & music category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Pretty Good Music Player for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pretty Good Music Player are Kodi, MPV, MPC-HC and AIMP.

Pretty Good Music Player alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pretty Good Music Player.
This page was last updated Jun 23, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Android
  • F-Droid

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  1. 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

    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.

  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. MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

    Bundleware

    Several antivirus detect a potentially unwanted application (adware) PUA.FusionCore in the file F.dll dropped by the installer of PotPlayer in the Temp folder. Once that file is blocked by the antivirus, the program is installed with no problems and ads.

  7. SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you play.

  8. MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows.

    MPC-BE is based on the original Guliverkli project and "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project, contains additional features and bug fixes.

  9. Media Player Classic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. The currently active fork is MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from FreeCodec.com

  10. IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language and keeps up the pace of new technologies like Force Touch, Touch Bar and Picture-in-Picture.

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