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Rhythmbox Alternatives for Windows

Rhythmbox is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is foobar2000, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Rhythmbox and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Rhythmbox are AIMP, Strawberry, Clementine and MusicBee.

Rhythmbox alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Podcast Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Rhythmbox.
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Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's...

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  1. foobar2000 icon

    foobar2000

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    166 alternatives to foobar2000 

    foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.

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    1.  Lightweightfoobar2000 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsfoobar2000 can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Dark Modefoobar2000 supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Portablefoobar2000 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of foobar2000.
    Foobar custom.
    Customized with the Columns UI plugin.
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    foobar2000 vs Rhythmbox opinions
    Some users think foobar2000 is a great alternative to Rhythmbox, some don't.
    Guest

    Foobar is fiendishly difficult to customize in any semblance of a logical order and has a lot of strange behaviors. Rhythmbox is basically dead simple

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  2. AIMP icon

    AIMP

    • Windows
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    279 alternatives to AIMP 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightAIMP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of AIMP.
    3.  PortableAIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Dark ModeAIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
    7.  Batch EditingAIMP allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    8.  Support for VST PluginsAIMP support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  3. Strawberry icon

    Strawberry

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    219 alternatives to Strawberry 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    3.  Works OfflineStrawberry can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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  4. Clementine icon

    Clementine

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    229 alternatives to Clementine 

    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...

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    1.  LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioClementine has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    Discontinued

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

    Clementine with lyrics pane
    Icecast radio stations
    Smart playlists and kittens
    Clementine vs Rhythmbox opinions
    Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to Rhythmbox.
    Guest

    Easy to use, clear interface, good library management

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    Doesn't crash on import of a huge music library

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    MusicBee

    • Windows
    109 alternatives to MusicBee 

    MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMusicBee can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Ad-freeMusicBee doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableMusicBee can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Audacious

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • Xfce
    116 alternatives to Audacious 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightAudacious consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAudacious can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableAudacious can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Audacious vs Rhythmbox opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Audacious is a great alternative to Rhythmbox.
    Guest

    Ease to use and has a cleaner interface, but mediakeys won't work with some keyboards for some reason

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  7. Winamp icon

    Winamp

    • Windows
    • Android
    213 alternatives to Winamp 

    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. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins...

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    Winamp vs Rhythmbox opinions
    Some users think Winamp is a great alternative to Rhythmbox, some don't.
    Guest

    Because rhythmbox does not work in Windows environment. It is designed to work in gnome environment.

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  8. DeaDBeeF icon

    DeaDBeeF

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Cinnamon
    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce
    153 alternatives to DeaDBeeF 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    MediaMonkey

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Windows S
    107 alternatives to MediaMonkey 

    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.

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    Quod Libet

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce
    151 alternatives to Quod Libet 

    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).

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
    The album browser, giving a visual anchor for a large library
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