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Windows 7: Best Looking Music Player??

18 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Best Looking Music Player??

I use MediaMonkey to organize my music library and to manage my tags. In my opinion it is by far the easiest and most versatile tool for organization, but it does lack in other areas.
I would like to continue using MediaMonkey for organizing my library, but I would like to find another piece of software to browse and listen to my music. What do you use or what would you suggest? My main interest is a very clean GUI with good looking album art display and visualization options. Also, a good playlist and auto DJ type option.

Oh and do not say iTunes please. I know it is a decent program but I am rather anti-apple so I refuse to use it....
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18 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04


iTunes Alternatives and Similar Software -

^There's some good alternatives.

Also, check out WinAmp. It was pretty good when I used it.
Winamp Media Player - MP3, Video, and Music Player - Winamp
Still, if you want the best music player, get iTunes.
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18 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

iTunes really isn't that impressive to me. The only thing it has that MediaMonkey doesn't is the album carousel thing. In fact, media monkey has dozens of options iTunes doesn't. Anyways.... I'm not looking for something with a whole lot of functionality, just something that looks pretty so my friends can browse when I have company over.
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18 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Personally, I found Zunes software to be excellent. I have actually grown to really love it, and it is by far my favorite Music player now.

I have a rather large music library, and I just find it easier to sort in the Genre view etc.
Its also quite easy searching. It looks nice, has wallpaper of the artist thats playing.

For instance, in fullscreen mode if you are listenting to the Eagles Hotel California, there will be pictures/wallpaper of the Eagles.
Lets say Lynyrd Skynyrd comes up next. .. same thing for them.
Nice little touch.

Its also capable of managing and organizing Videos,Pictures, and Podcasts, which is actually pretty good for Seasons of shows.
Just takes a bit of work to get it all tagged and your sorting preference set.

Zune can do a Mix of whatever music you want. If you choose this option, it will just play a mix of everything thats similiar to the 1st song you choose.

The software is free, and can be used freely as well. However, for a fee, It gets even better with a Zune Pass.
With Zune Pass, youll get unlimited access to music. Dont have it? Download it & listen to it all you want.
It also looks in the market place to add music for its MixView, if you have a subscription & want it to. Otherwise just your library.

By default, Zune uses your Windows 7 librarys to add contents. However, you can change this having it ignore them, and manually assign what folders you want it to look in.
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