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Organize music by genre, create your own playlists and listen to music on this free player

Organize music by genre, create your own playlists and listen to music on this free player

Vote: (14 votes)

Program license: Free

Program by: Anamo

Works under: Windows

Also available for Android

Vote:

Program license

(14 votes)

Free

Program by

Anamo

Works under:

Also available for

Windows

Android

Music Player is a simple application that allows you to listen to digital music stored in a wide variety of formats. You can organize your tracks by genre, create your own playlists and then listen to any song you like once you have everything sorted out.

It's designed with older machines and weaker hardware in mind. This might attract some retro users who want something that can work with almost any device they throw at it. Music Player is also an ideal choice for those who work with underpowered laptops and other portable computers might really love it.

Power users can access several different audio presets, including several that set the tone for their music. It can play several different formats, including MP3 files. In most cases, that will be enough for a majority of your music. That being said, it shouldn't have issues with WAV or WMA files either.

Windows comes with a series of media players that offer far more features than Music Player does, but they're all more reliant on RAM than the app would be. If you want to listen to music while working with RAM intensive applications, then this is a good choice. Those who have to run CPU-heavy programs might want to turn it on as well. For instance, those who want to rock out to their jams while playing a flight simulator or crunching numbers should find that Music Player is perfect for their needs.

Podcast fanatics will even find that it works with their favorite downloadable online talk radio shows too. In most cases, these are stored in MP3 format and distributed via standard RSS feeds. Users can simply grab episodes from a feed and the player will treat them like anything else.

Those who start to edit the tags of various MP3 files will find that Music Player respects the choices they make in general. Some users might want to add ID3 tags to their music, which is a good idea for those who are trying to ensure compatibility with older systems and music players. While some modern players will want to search for an APE tag and add it to a song's properties sheet, Music Player will by and large read the more traditional one. Music aficionados and collectors of individual song files will certainly gravitate toward this feature. It's going to be superfluous for an overwhelming majority of people, but those who do need it should love the Music Player offers it.

On top of this, the app is remarkably easy to use. It comes with just a few play and pause media buttons. Those who prefer to rely entirely on keyboard shortcuts will even appreciate that they can start and stop the music with nothing more than a single push of the space bar. Once again, that option should certainly appeal to road warriors who often have to use their machines while traveling and therefore have opted for something that features a pretty small keyboard as a result.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Light on system resources
  • Almost no installation footprint

Cons

  • May not support recent audio file formats
  • Can't play encrypted or DRM-protected music tracks