Continuous playback eliminates silences between tracks (ideal for Pink Floyd fans), and you can choose to add silences or fades, normalize volume, and experiment with the equalizer.The free music player supports almost every audio format around and converting files is simplicity itself, with presets for different playback devices (though for MP3 encoding you'll need to download the LAME codec).If all of that isn't enough, there's even an Android app for controlling Music Bee remotely, and support for Win Amp plugins.You won't find a more comprehensive free music player, and although it's not open source, it's completely free to use and tinker with for personal use.Music Bee also searches for song lyrics to display as each track plays.This free music player is designed to make the most of your PC's hardware, including top-end soundcards and surround-sound setups, with upmixing for stereo sound.
Your AIMP library can be built using files from multiple directories and ripped from CDs, with automatic track numbering and tag filling to help you get it in shape.
A clear winner emerged in our tests, but the other four free music players we've put through their paces are all superb in their own right and well worth a look – especially if your music collection is fairly small, or you really need a free player that can handle video as well.
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Media Monkey plays and organizes both music and video, and unlike some dual-purpose media players, it does an excellent job of both.
It identifies tracks with missing metadata and searches for the information online, and like Music Bee, its superb tagging tool lets you tag files using industry-standard formats.