Find downloadable applications for audio playing, tagging, podcasting, and more.
Common features of audio players: Playlists; Podcast support, Tag editing; Transcoding
1by1: Lightweight. Linux, Windows.
Audacious: Open source. Audio player. Linux and Windows.
Clementine: Playlist, Tagging, Podcast Support, Transcoding. Linux, Mac, Windows.
Indeed, transcoding has advance meanings, but for the common users’ sake, think of it as translating files to other files of a different type. For instance, turning a MP3 into and a MP4 file.
FFmpeg: Transcoding. Supports various obscure formats. Linux, Mac, Windows.
Foobar2000: Tagging, Transcoding, Windows Only.
iTunes: Listen to audio, music, podcasts, and view videos.
Podcasts are audio only talk shows, usually updated regularly. The topics range. Equally important, they are free! – and downloadable.
jPodder: media player for podcasts. For Linux, Mac, and Windows.
MusicBee: Playlists, Podcast support, and Tag editing. Windows Only. Portable version available.
Tomahawk: Awesome music player software with plugins for popular music services. For Linux, Mac, and Windows.
VLC: Open source media player software. Admin uses this software and recommends it as an alternative to itunes and windows media player. Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
Windows Media Player: Only for Windows operating systems.
Additional Audio Software
Giada: Minimalist audio loop machine for DJ’s, live performances, or electronic music. Linux, Mac, Windows.
GNU Radio: Open source toolkit for software radio. Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Linux Show Player: Cue player designed for sound-playback in stage production.
MIXXX: DJ software. Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Mp3tag: The universal Tag Editor.
MusE: Open source sequencer. Linux Only.
MusicBrainz Picard: Music tagger. Linux, Mac, Windows.
NinJam: Open source. With the internet, play music with others, live. Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Opus: Open and versatile audio codec.
TagScanner: Manage your music, Edit tags and information about songs. Very useful. Also, can be used to play music.
Vorbis: Professional audio encoding and streaming technology.
Xwax: Open source digital vinyl systems(DVS), for Djs. Linux only.
ZVolume: Windows Volume Control alternative.
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