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    Roon Alternatives

    Roon is described as 'The music player for music lovers' and is a Audio Player in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Roon for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Roon are foobar2000 (Free), AIMP (Free), Strawberry (Free, Open Source) and MusicBee (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2021

    1. 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. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player.
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      VLC Media Player vs Roon opinions
      This alternative is disputed. VLC Media Player is still a legitimate alternative to Roon, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      VLC is not intended as a professional music player. The main features of Roon over other music players is it's presentation of the music, while VLC is both more barebones, and more versatile. VLC is a great media player in it's own way, but not when one is looking for an alternative to Roon.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      It doesn't handle library managment. Also VLC is NOT music oriented, it is video oriented but can play music.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    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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      Almost everyone thinks MusicBee is a great alternative to Roon.


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

      Discontinued

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

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    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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    8. Discover the world's most powerful podcast player. Pocket Casts has all the podcasts you know & love; over 300k. Find Trending, Most Popular podcasts & more.
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    9. 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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    10. Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's iTunes, it is free software that is designed to work well under the .
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