Trout Alternatives

    Trout is described as 'My main audio player for many years has been, and will remain, foobar, but there are some times when I just want a simple “load’n'play” type of player. An application that comes very close is Billy' and is a Audio Player in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Trout for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is foobar2000, which is free. Other great apps like Trout are Museeks (Free, Open Source), DivX (Freemium), Boom (Free) and Billy (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 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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    2. A simple, clean and cross-platform music player. Polished, elegant and minimalist. Offers playback speed control and supports keyboard media shortcuts.
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    3. With over 1 billion DivX Software downloads, and more than 1.5 billion devices licensed for DivX playback, DivX pioneered the digital video experience. Play DivX, AVI, MKV and HEVC files in up to 4K quality. Get Ready for Grove
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    4. Boom is an easy to use audio player intended for casual computer users who do not wish to spend their time on figuring more sophisticated software out. All of its most important features are easily accessible out-of-the-box.
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    5. Billy is an audio player that allows you to quickly play an entire directory of MP3 files. It can usually load files 2 to 8 times faster than Winamp or Windows Media Player.


    6. Simple music player and organiser with feature to download music from youtube.
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    7. A music player for FLAC, MP3, MP4, streams, … with playlist support and SONOS integration.
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    8. Album Player (Freeware, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10) is designed for composing and listening to compilations of music albums on your hard drive and CD/DVD.
    9. cmdradio is command-line interface internet radio player. Usage: play %keyword% , where %keyword% is genre, country, group etc. For more commands see help. No more need to remember groups, full featured intrenet radio with 30000+ stations in your cmd!
    10. Plexamp is a small music player for your desktop, with a number of unique features.Throw your best FLACs at it and experience sonic bliss!.
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