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Windows 7: Best MP3 library Software?

03 Jan 2010   #1
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Best MP3 library Software?

I'm curious what everyone is using for their MP3 librarys.
WMP, Media monky, Itunes, Zune etc .. (or any others worthy of mention)

Recently, I've been looking into other software just for something different.

Ive always used and a big fan of Media Monkey, due to its excellent tagging and organizing abilities as well customization options.

Itunes was just horrible IMO. I can't explain it, but just didnt seem so friendly with a large Music Library.. Maybe Im missing something.

Zune seems actually pretty decent. For Mp3s, Pictures and Music videos.
Overall, fairly good... and looks good.
With the exception its missing one major item, IMO. .... A Equalizer :-/

At any count, whats everyone elses experiences,thoughts, recommendations?


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03 Jan 2010   #2
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I currently use WMP because i have a lot of movies on my notebook, but I was given two ipod nanos (2G and 3G iirc) so I will need to use iTunes.
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03 Jan 2010   #3
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

► J.River Media Jukebox is one among the best. Equalizer options are very good as far as I have used it with my Creative 5.1

## Media Jukebox: Free J. River Media Jukebox software ##

► Another pick is JetAudio. Good visualization & Skin's. Good sound effects and adjustments.

## JetAudio ##
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03 Jan 2010   #4
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ive always used Itunes and I love it. It keeps everything organized and is just easy to use. Other programs like aTunes, Zune, Media Jukebox etc look like Itunes rip-offs to me.
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03 Jan 2010   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Venths View Post
► J.River Media Jukebox is one among the best. Equalizer options are very good as far as I have used it with my Creative 5.1

## Media Jukebox: Free J. River Media Jukebox software ##

► Another pick is JetAudio. Good visualization & Skin's. Good sound effects and adjustments.

## JetAudio ##

i'll check em out thanks
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Venths View Post
► J.River Media Jukebox is one among the best. Equalizer options are very good as far as I have used it with my Creative 5.1

## Media Jukebox: Free J. River Media Jukebox software ##

► Another pick is JetAudio. Good visualization & Skin's. Good sound effects and adjustments.

## JetAudio ##

i'll check em out thanks
you are welcome Check and post your views about them !!
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03 Jan 2010   #7
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I personally am a big fan of Mediamonkey, but the two other biggies in the realm are Winamp and J.RiverMediaJukebox. Each of them has certain functionalities that aren't optimized in the free versions, like Mediamonkey.

I like the fact that the LAME MP3 encoder can be substituted in the free Mediamonkey for the time-stamped version that comes with the free MM. I don't think you can make that switch in the other two programs, but I could be wrong. It's a nice option for converting my .flac files onto something more suitable for my Sony Walkman MP3 player.
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03 Jan 2010   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I use an antique version of I-Tunes (version 4.9) as an mp3 player on my PC. I removed Quicktime and replaced it with Quicktime Lite.

But I don't let it control my library. I do that myself with Windows Explorer.

I like I-Tunes primarily because it has a full-screen interface and can be configured the way I want it. I looked at a few other applications and thought they had horrible GUIs.

For tag management, I use mp3tag.

For volume control, I use mp3gain.

For mp3 analysis, I use Encspot.

For ripping, I use CDex.

For burning, I use Imgburn.

For recording, I use Audacity.

For mass renaming, I use Name It Your Way.

I-Tunes is strictly for playback, either from the library or from individual playlists.
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03 Jan 2010   #9
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I use an antique version of I-Tunes (version 4.9) as an mp3 player on my PC. I removed Quicktime and replaced it with Quicktime Lite.

But I don't let it control my library. I do that myself with Windows Explorer.

I like I-Tunes primarily because it has a full-screen interface and can be configured the way I want it. I looked at a few other applications and thought they had horrible GUIs.

For tag management, I use mp3tag.

For volume control, I use mp3gain.

For mp3 analysis, I use Encspot.

For ripping, I use CDex.

For burning, I use Imgburn.

For recording, I use Audacity.

For mass renaming, I use Name It Your Way.

I-Tunes is strictly for playback, either from the library or from individual playlists.
mp3Tag is great, indeed. I have used CDex in the past, and if your CD's are in good shape, it does just as well as the vaunted Exact Audio Copy. EAC is better on old, scratched CD's though, in my experience.

I also agree with you on organizing your own files with Explorer. My usage of Medaimonkey consists of playback, podcast aggregating, .flac transcoding, and loading my Walkman with tunes.
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03 Jan 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use EAC to rip my music, I've used Mp3Tag to fix ID3 tags and I pretty much use Media Monkey as my player of choice.
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