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 Clementine (Free, Open Source), AIMP (Free), Strawberry (Free, Open Source) and MusicBee (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Aug 20, 2021

    1. foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Main features Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
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      foobar2000 vs Rhythmbox opinions
      Some users think foobar2000 is a great alternative to Rhythmbox, some don't.
      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
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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


      The latest version is from 2016.
      Source: https://www.clementine-player.org/#news

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      Clementine vs Rhythmbox opinions
      Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to Rhythmbox.
      Easy to use, clear interface, good library management
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      Doesn't crash on import of a huge music library
      Positive comment about 4 years ago


    3. Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with multiple playlists immediately (tabbed window), allows creation of bookmarks and also has a playback queue.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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      Audacious vs Rhythmbox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Audacious is a great alternative to Rhythmbox.
      Ease to use and has a cleaner interface, but mediakeys won't work with some keyboards for some reason
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    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.
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      Winamp vs Rhythmbox opinions
      Some users think Winamp is a great alternative to Rhythmbox, some don't.
      Because rhythmbox does not work in Windows environment. It is designed to work in gnome environment.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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