Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

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ejr
KVRist
157 posts since 31 Aug, 2001 from Cromer UK

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:55 am

I've just got a Microsoft Surface and put my 16000 MP3's on it. Every media player I've tried is rubbish.
Are there any players out there that any good?
Recommendations please!!

twisted-space
KVRist
305 posts since 9 Dec, 2006

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:24 am


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BertKoor
KVRAF
11192 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:31 am

ejr wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:55 am
Every media player I've tried is rubbish.
Are there any players out there that any good?
So which ones did you try so far?
How come your verdict on these was "rubbush"?
What are your acceptance criteria for "any good"
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ejr
KVRist
157 posts since 31 Aug, 2001 from Cromer UK

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:56 am

I've tried iTunes (mangled the library eg every Brian Eno solo album is listed as 1album)
VLC and Groove music don't have a usable search function.
I'm after a player with the features iTunes had on my iPad in particular a search function that will search just artist or composer.
Thanks Twisted Space I'll have a look at those.

enCiphered
KVRist
330 posts since 13 Dec, 2016

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:59 am

https://getmusicbee.com

My favourite one :tu:

PTV
KVRAF
2073 posts since 5 Jan, 2006

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:03 am

Personally I use foobar but it was already mentioned so you can also try MusicBee:
https://getmusicbee.com/

chk071
KVRAF
21177 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:10 am

I use Windows Media Player. Used foobar for a while, but, never really liked the interface. I also tried Groove Music, but, that interface confused the hell out of me, so, i stopped using that as well.

There aren't many good music players IMO... actually, i think i even enjoy Google Music more than anything i mentioned.

dark_virus
KVRAF
1625 posts since 28 Jun, 2007 from Amazon rain forest

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:36 am

To me, Winamp is and always will be the best of the best music players. Rock solid and works flawlessly even in 64 bit Windows.

And yes, I use its search function a lot.

ejr
KVRist
157 posts since 31 Aug, 2001 from Cromer UK

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:14 am

Many Thanks for all the suggestions. Foobar seems to tick all the boxes but I'll try the others

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Jbravo
KVRian
1408 posts since 20 May, 2002 from Cambridge, UK

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:27 am

I use Winyl to play and organise/search my music collection

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RichieWitch
KVRian
594 posts since 15 Jun, 2015

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:31 pm

If you're looking for something with the same feature set as iTunes, but without any of the screw ups, try MediaMonkey. The fourth time iTunes corrupted half my music library with one of their updates, I uninstalled all things Apple related and I've never missed it.

MediaMonkey will sync with Android phones too. :phones:

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Benedict
KVRAF
2958 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:04 pm

I third Music Bee as that is where I have settled (not that I think it perfect) after Plex which is good but poor for control of how you see your library (I loathe A-Z as it makes no sense) and Now Playing album cover view.

Music Bee Documentation is a bit obtuse and the Dev is a bit, um, KVR about feature requests or any sort of discussion. BUT it does what it says it will when you are on top of it.

The new Media Monkey 5 may be worth a look too.

:-)

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foosnark
KVRAF
4719 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:10 pm

dark_virus wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:36 am
To me, Winamp is and always will be the best of the best music players.
It really whips the llama's ass. :party:

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MadDogE134
KVRist
239 posts since 26 Nov, 2007

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:27 pm

+1 winamp... has a plugin (addon) you can get that uses 32bit VST's so you can use a better EQ with it. the plugin has not been updated (nor winamp) in quite some time so jbridge's downgrade from 64bit to 32bit gives it probs... but ain't had a single problem with 32bit plugs :) and imo any media player you use needs a good EQ cheers

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1812 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: Recommend an MP3 player for Windows 10

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:35 pm

AIMP is my fav' :tu:

http://www.aimp.ru

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