Ultimate 50+ Free audio/media software for windows!

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We all listen to music and it is part of our lives and when it comes to playing it on our computers, then the first thing which hits our mind is that which software are we going to use for playing the music! Well, here’s the list of 50 + audio/media players which are free to use.

1. Winamp : Link-http://www.winamp.com/

Winamp 5.5 is a Multimedia player packed with new features. It supports numerous Audio & Video file formats.

2. JetAudio : Link-http://www.jetaudio.com/

JetAudio is an Integrated Multimedia Software which supports numerous Audio & Video file formats with some new functionality.

3. KM player : Link- http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/index.php

KMPlayer is a music player supports various types of formats such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, Real Media, and QuickTime among others.

4. Cool Mp3 player : Link-http://www.digitalfan.com/

Cool Mp3 player is a compact mp3 player with all the must have features, but none of extras.

5. CoolPlayer : Link- http://coolplayer.sourceforge.net/

CoolPlayer is a fast Mp3 player which supports major music formats.

6. Xion Audio Player : Link-http://xion.r2.com.au/

Xion is a high fidelity, easily skinnable, out of this world audio player.

7. Sonique : Link:http://sonique.lycos.com

Sonique is much creative player which supports most of music formats including Mp3, WAV, WMA and CD Audio.

8. RealPlayer : Link- http://www.realnetworks.com/

RealPlayer is the all-in-one digital media player that lets you find anything and play everything.

9. Faststone Player : Link-http://www.faststone.org/

Faststone Player is a simple and flexible multimedia player that lets users play all common media files (MP3, DivX, XviD, MPEG, Windows Media, and RealMedia) within one program.

10. Media Player Classic : Link- http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/

Media Player Classic is a compact and light-weight windows media player capable of playing VCD, SVCD and DVD playback, without the need to install any additional software or codec’s.

11. dBpowerAmp Audio Player : Link-http://www.dbpoweramp.com/

dBpowerAmp Audio Player (dAp) has a digital conditioning equalizer and an advanced music collection. It’s skinnable and has a cross-fader, a play list editor, and a tag editor.

12. Passion Audio Player : Link-http://www.passionplayer.com

The Audio Player for those who have passion with PCs and Music. It’s Main features Are: Excellent Playback Quality, Skin support , Equalizer, Playlist Editor, freedb support, Sonique vis plugins, Winamp DSP plugins, Various file TAGS, freeware license.

13. Foobar2000 : Link-http://www.foobar2000.org/

Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include Replay Gain support, a low-memory footprint, and native support for several popular audio formats.

14. Billy : Link- http://www.sheepfriends.com/

Billy is an audio player that allows you to quickly play an entire directory of MP3 files. It can usually load files two to eight times faster than Winamp or Media Player.

15. MusicCubeOne : Link- http://www.rodi.dk

MusicCubeOne is an attempt to do a simple yet neat looking media player for the Windows operating system. Though simple it holds the most required functions for handling and playing music in an easy manner.

16. DJ System : Link- http://www.geocities.com/sauravkalia007/index.html

SK DJ System is a media player in which one can play the song according to his choice.

17. MAP-Blend : Link- http://www.bindesh.cjb.net/

It is an audio player. It can play module files, compressed module files and streaming audio.

18. MiniCDA : Link- http://colpik.ic.cz

MiniCDA is an audio CD player. It’s very easy to use and it’s got only one bug.

19. VLC Media Player : Link- http://www.videolan.org

VLC (initially Video LAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

20. UltraPlayer Media Player : Link- http://www.ultraplayer.com/

UltraPlayer plays MP3, WAV, CD audio, AVI, MPEG, WMA, and Internet radio streams.

21. Quintessential Player : Link- http://www.quinnware.com/

Quintessential Player is a fully skinnable audio player that uses a plug-in architecture, allowing it to be as simple or as feature-laden as you like.

22. AVI Movie Player : Link- http://www.AviMoviePlayer.org

AVI Movie Player plays back all kinds of media files (AVI, MPG, WAV, MP3, etc) and specializes in video and DivX playback.

23. Advanced DVD Player : Link- http://www.01smith.com/home/01smith/01smithpage.htm

AdvancedDVDPlayer is a player to play DVDs, movies, songs, and image files. It not only lets you play and navigate DVD, it also plays popular file types such as DivX, MPEG, AVI, WMV, ASF, MP3, JPEG, and GIF.

24. Ashampoo Media Player : Link- http://www.ashampoo.com

The new Ashampoo Media Player is completely free and offers integrated support for a huge number of video and audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis.

25. Rosoft Media Player : Link- http://www.RosoftEngineering.com/

A true media player that plays any file as long as you have the right ACM codec installed on your computer. Rosoft Media Player uses the MCI interface to decode files, and it’s easy to use.

26. Total Video Player : Link- http://www.effectmatrix.com/

Total Video Player is a media player supporting 3gp, Mp4, H264, Flv and all other popular video and audio formats (Mp3, Wma, Ogg, Mpeg-1,Mpeg-2) as well as DVDs, CD Audio and Swf Flash Files.

27. Player Ceremu Suite : Link- http://www.ceremu.com/

The Player Ceremu Suite is a sound player for WAV, AIF, AU, and MP3 audio files. It is also a movie player. Play DivX, AVI, MPEG1, and MPEG2, VOB, WMV, and DVD.

28. Notify CD Player : http://www.artech.se/~mlt/software/

Notify CD Player resides in the Windows 95/NT 4.0 system tray. It features a right-click menu with all common CD actions, and a Tracks menu that displays the names of all tracks on the current CD.

29. Triologic Media Player : Link- http://www.triologic.net

Triologic Media Player is a media player for all types of media. It has in-built sound fade and bass effects. It can play these types of files: MP3, WAV, WMA, MPEG, OGG, AVI, APM, ASF, APX, and RMA.

30. Total Player : Link- http://www.totalplayer.net

Total Player is a strong and fast audio player for Windows empowered with all the features you may want. It has a playlist editor, ID3 multi-tagger, eight-band equalizer, skins… all within an easy-to-use interface.

31. Player for the Masses : Link-http://1-abc.net

Don’t you wonder what all these crazy buttons on conventional media players are for? Most of the time you just want to select an audio file and listen to it – and that’s all. 1-abc.net Player for the Masses shows you how easy it can be to play audio files on your PC.

32. Spider Player : Link-http://spider-player.com

Spider is a free feature-rich audio player for Windows based on Bass audio library from Un4seen with Unicode support, powerful tag editors for different file types, music ripping support, CD-text support, CD extractor, simple song lyrics editor, internet streaming, skins support, support for different interface languages.

33. Wlsoft Media Player : Link-http://www.Wlsoft.net.tf

The software in which you can play any audio or video music or sound track it is easy to play the tracks just click on the open button and make a play list first after this you can listen the music.

34. DSH Media Player : Link-http://www.dsh2000.com/indexUK1.htm

The DSH Media Player is a powerful low cost video, music, and DVD player. It is also an image viewer.

35. Art Player : Link-http://www.artplayer.biz/

Art Player is a blazing and fast MPEG audio player for Windows that has just all the features you may want.

36. X-SOFT Media Player : Link-http://meshmap.tk

This Program is a Small, Compact, Stylish New Skin and Rich in Features Media Player. This Media Player can Read and Play varies popular extentions including MP3s, MIDs, WAVs and also OGGs.

37. OrangeCD Player : Link-http://www.firetongue.com/

OrangeCD Player is a compact freeware program that allows you to listen audio CDs through your computer CD-ROM and audio card.

38. The PMA Player 1 : http://asia.cnet.com/downloads/pc/swinfo/0,39000587,50001229r-39351898s,00.htm

The PMA Player is very simple player, the size is only 323kb. You can play your audio files. Fast music adding and removing from the play list, add mp3 files from selected files or folders features are added.

39. TPlayer V1R10 : Link- http://www.flicenr.ca/

TPlayer is a free music player and mixer for mp3, wma, ogg, and wav audio files.

40. Komorebi : Link- http://www.ikkokkan.com

Komorebi is an audio/video jukebox player designed for multilingual users. It uses Microsoft DirectShow engine for wide compatibility with different media types.

41. Mini MP3 : Link-http://www.minimp3.com/

A small MP3 player that sits in the system tray and unobtrusively plays MP3 files in the background. Will also play many other formats including MPEG video files. A great alternative to WinAmp.

42. QWave : Link-http://www.SinnerComputing.com

This program is a simple add-on that enables you to play WAV files quickly, without loading a much larger executable. QWave is under 50KB when it is installed. This saves disk space and time, allowing quick access to your sound files.

43. RulesPlayer : Link- http://www.lessequal.com

RulesPlayer contains almost all the codec’s you need to watch almost any movie or hear almost any sound file.

44. Nplayer : Link- http://www.nvideo-tech.com

NPlayer is a movie and audio player that supports a wide range (MPEG 1/2/4, DIVX3/4/5, RealAudio/Video up to 9,Vivo1/2, VCD/DVD, WMV up to 9, MP3, OGG/Vorbis audio and more) of codec’s and file formats.

45. SMPlayer : Link- http://www.escomposlinux.org/rvm/

SMPlayer is a new multimedia player. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as engine, so it’s able to play the most known video & audio formats without the need of external codec’s: avi, mkv, ogm, mpeg, vob, 3gp, asf, mov, wmv, mp3, ogg.

46. Play DVD : Link- http://www.freewebs.com/play-dvd-site

Play DVD lets you play different audio and video formats like mp3, mp2, wmp, avi, mov, wav, midi, and VOB files as well.

47. KSP 2006 : Link- http://kalliope-soft.eu

KSP key features: 10 bands equalizer, audio player with support for additional files (in plug-in), simple interface; you can do everything just in one window by clicking right buttons.

48. iRadioNet : Link- http://www.sitex.com.ua

It is an Internet Radio Player that allows you to play and record streaming music from online radio stations. It includes support for following stream formats – mp3, wma, asf; playing local audio files (mp3, mp2, mp1, wav, cda).

49. KidsPlayer : Link- http://soror.qn.com

KidsPlayer is a small standalone 32-bit Windows application with all familiar video/audio players’ capabilities. It’s unique and very easy to use interface with shapes and colors buttons specially designed for kids use.

50. AudioPlayer : Link- http://audioplayer.sourceforge.net

AudioPlayer does exactly what it says on the tin. It plays your MP3, MP2, WAV, WMA, PCM, AU, and ASF media as well as M3U, ASX, WPL, and WAX play lists.

51. CosmoCD : Link- http://www.yoico.com

CosmoCD is a Free Audio CD player for Windows and includes many features.

52. WaveMagic : Link- http://www.analogmagic.com

WaveMagic is a very capable audio player and recorder with some powerful extras built in. WaveMagic plays most popular music formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, and pure PCM wave files. It records directly in WAV (PCM) and MP3 formats

53. InnoPlayer : Link- http://www.isoftware.ro/en/

Free player for both audio and video files, you can see lyrics for the audio files, artist information and album information. Over 3500 lyrics for songs, no charge ever. Files: MP3, WAV, AVI, MPEG, DIVX.

54. Pluton1.0 TP 1 : Link- http://pluton.oss.ru

Pluton is a free audio player that was constructed by a principle of library, having magnificent sound, three Play list, 16x an equalizer, modes Quick Play, Mark, Shuffle add and other useful functions.

55. BHplayer 3M : Link- http://www.bhsoftware.vze.com

BHplayer is a compact but fully featured multimedia player, that support many media formats, audio and video, and can also be used as a DVD player.

56. musikCube : Link- http://www.musikcube.com/

MusikCube is much more than an MP3 player, it is a music library. MusikCube supports MP3, MP4, WAV, WMV, AIFF, OGG, FLAC, APE, and CD audio file formats, among others.

57. DeliPlayer : Link- http://www.deliplayer.com

DeliPlayer is a highly flexible audio player for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT/2000/XP. It plays all sorts of music, modules and samples (over 190 formats) with high quality, while providing a powerful but easy to use user interface.

58. NinethSense TransEasy : Link- http://www.ninethsense.com

TransEasy is a very user friendly Audio Player developed by Praveen (@ NinethSense) which has all the custom features required for a user to play an audio file.

59. Yadio : Link- http://www.yadio.com

Yadio is the ultimate Internet radio player and search engine. It has a searchable database of hundreds of stations

60. XMPlay : Link- http://www.un4seen.com

XMPlay is a Windows music player, supporting the OGG / MP3 / MP2 / MP1 / WMA / WAV / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX audio formats, and PLS / M3U / ASX play lists.

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9 Responses to Ultimate 50+ Free audio/media software for windows!

  1. Keshav Khera says:

    Don’t you think iTunes should make up a place here when we are talking about 50+ media players. BTW nice review :)

  2. Keith Dsouza says:

    Woah thats quite a list, I have not even heard of more than 90% of them. Will take some time to test each one of them but will use your inputs to choose the best ones.

  3. Awesome list. I just bookmarked it on Del.icio.us for reference :)

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  5. Alek Davis says:

    Anyone knows a free app to copy/duplicate audio CDs (without having to rip them first), like creating an image file or duplicating directly to a second drive? Good list, btw.

  6. ReviewSaurus says:

    @ Alek : Well, there are many software which can help you with this.
    ISO recorder should be able to help you with that : http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

  7. Alek Davis says:

    Hm, from the description, it looks like ISO Recorder works with data disks, but not audio disks. Unfortunately, I could not try it; installed V2, but did not find any menu items to launch an app and did not find a main program file in the Program Files folder (nothing but a bunch of DLLs and a helper executable, which did not seem like the main app executable). Reinstalled it with same results. Anyway, it seems to be similar to ImgBurn (which I love for what it does), but ImgBurn does not work with audio disks. I’m pretty sure that commercial apps (Nero, Roxio, etc) can duplicate audio CDs in 1-2 steps, so there must be something like this available.

  8. Alek Davis says:

    OK, I think I found a good one for duplicating audio CDs: Exact Audio Copy (http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/). To make an exact copy of an audio CD, this one can rip all tracks to a huge WAV file and a corresponding CUE file (identifying tracks within the WAV file) and then use the CUE file (pointing to the WAV file) to copy tracks to another CD. I only tried the first step, but it looks like it’s gonna work.

  9. rijans says:

    I'm highly addicted to vlc media player. It's coll and play almost all media files.
    My recent post 7 Must Have Portable Apps for Windows on USB Stick to Make Life Easier

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