Spotify and Grooveshark are popular music streaming services that give users access to a massive library of music without buying and downloading individual track. These online services do have some shortfalls for instance, Spotify is not available worldwide (Canada) whereas in the latter service, songs and albums aren’t sorted well. Plus, some of the music is licensed and some isn’t. If you are looking for a freeware geared toward managing extensive music collections with a comprehensive feature set try – MusicBee.
Free Music Manager & Digital Media Player
MusicBee makes it easy to organize, find and play music files on your computer, on portable devices and on the web. The free digital media player and media library application has the ability to play music on Microsoft Windows operating systems using the BASS Audio Library.
It provides a playback with a wide range of formats such as MP3, MPC, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WMA, WAV, WV and much more. The software includes all the basic features that one can expect from a music application and has some useful extras too. The interface is simple and displays the list of tracks in the center of the screen whereas a list of directories is present on the lower left side.
MusicBee also features an Auto DJ feature which apart from shuffling a song allows users to set a time gap for the next song to be played, choose tracks that are similar to the seed song (favors highly rated tracks) and customize the way in which songs are selected. In addition, the media application provides access to a wide variety of Internet radio stations, as well as local concert listings and upcoming album releases.
- Replay Gain support
- File Organization
- Web Browsing
- Scrobbling: Tracks played from MusicBee can optionally be scrobbled to Last.fm
- Customizable user interface layout
- Keyboard shortcuts (customizable)
- Support for MiniLyrics.
MusicBee Free Download
MusicBee is programmed to automatically search for and update information for you. It comes in the form of a ZIP file and installs and uninstalls without difficulty.