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Bullit
post Nov 1 2010, 00:45
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What's a good alternative to iTunes. To organize and play music from?

Right now I'm using WMP to organize and play my files. FLAC, OGG, and some mp3. It's kind of flaky though, it doesn't like to update folders when I as it to.
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post Nov 1 2010, 16:02
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It may be miles ahead of media player and many others but the interface is terrible for the user. I'm not a programmer, I'm a user who wants to organize, manage and play back audio files.

Media Monkey fails in this because it is far too "complex" and cruddy looking. It's an eyesore, but I can overlook that if the interface was at least organized in a logical manner. Things are thrown all over the place like its Windows 95. I like the foobar approach. Powerful features that are accessible but with a very simple interface. It's nice that it can be customized to make it do almost anything because the default is very spartan and not very inviting.

If the Media Monkey team want their audio player to be more powerful, they better simplify the interface in a logical manner. It doesn't need the minimalist one button approach that's very apple-esque, but it doesn't need to be that chaotic for just an audio player. It would be nice if it tied into the Windows operating system a little bit. It stands out far too much and not in a good way. It would be nice if it had a more aero, windows like look. At least as a default skin or something.

Yeah, the tagging features are nice and it's only redeeming feature in my opinion.

This is what I mean by bad user interface:



That's not even complex, it's just bad like it was designed by a 14 year old for a computer class project.

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- Bullit   iTunes alternative   Nov 1 2010, 00:45
- - zipr   Mediamonkey (www.mediamonkey.com) is a good altern...   Nov 1 2010, 01:20
- - Bullit   Mediamonkey's got some nice features like fold...   Nov 1 2010, 01:27
|- - mobyduck   QUOTE (Bullit @ Oct 31 2010, 17:27) Does ...   Nov 1 2010, 08:46
- - dhromed   I use Foobar for everyday needs, have tried iTunes...   Nov 1 2010, 11:30
- - FunnyFish   Well, I am a happy MediaMonkey user. I agree that ...   Nov 1 2010, 13:45
|- - ZvezdanD   Sorry for the late replay, I have found this threa...   Nov 15 2010, 10:59
- - Bullit   It may be miles ahead of media player and many oth...   Nov 1 2010, 16:02
|- - zipr   QUOTE (Bullit @ Nov 1 2010, 11:02) This i...   Nov 1 2010, 21:07
- - Teknojnky   UI looks fine to me, I use MM to manage a huge lib...   Nov 1 2010, 20:04
|- - Bullit   QUOTE (Teknojnky @ Nov 1 2010, 20:04) UI ...   Nov 1 2010, 20:13
|- - Teknojnky   QUOTE (Bullit @ Nov 1 2010, 13:13) What i...   Nov 1 2010, 23:17
- - A_Day_Without_Me   I really like foobar2000. I have used MediaMonkey...   Nov 2 2010, 00:24
|- - Bullit   QUOTE (A_Day_Without_Me @ Nov 2 2010, 00...   Nov 2 2010, 00:43
- - A_Day_Without_Me   I use a autoplaylist that makes a playlist of all ...   Nov 2 2010, 00:48
- - Bullit   If I make a large playlist of my library, what abo...   Nov 2 2010, 01:48
- - A_Day_Without_Me   you make more. and you can switch between them. i...   Nov 2 2010, 01:50
- - Bullit   Ughhh... maybe I'll just use WMP. At least I c...   Nov 2 2010, 01:52
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (Bullit @ Nov 2 2010, 01:52) Ughhh....   Nov 2 2010, 13:18
- - A_Day_Without_Me   I guess you could try Winamp, I know plenty of peo...   Nov 2 2010, 01:56
|- - Bullit   QUOTE (A_Day_Without_Me @ Nov 2 2010, 01...   Nov 2 2010, 02:04
- - The Seeker   I've been using MusicBee for the last few mont...   Nov 2 2010, 17:47
|- - Canar   QUOTE (The Seeker @ Nov 2 2010, 11:47) Wh...   Nov 3 2010, 15:53
|- - The Seeker   QUOTE (Canar @ Nov 3 2010, 15:53) QUOTE (...   Nov 4 2010, 02:47
- - doctorcilantro   Just use J. River, it does it all more robustly th...   Nov 3 2010, 15:48
|- - greynol   QUOTE (doctorcilantro @ Nov 3 2010, 07:48...   Nov 3 2010, 22:07
- - oohrayray   Another vote for Musicbee. Been using it for about...   Nov 3 2010, 22:31
- - greynol   First post after over two years? You must really ...   Nov 3 2010, 22:33
|- - Bullit   QUOTE (greynol @ Nov 3 2010, 23:33) @Bull...   Nov 4 2010, 18:21
- - parmy   foobar2000 Two main cons: 1) If you don't lik...   Nov 3 2010, 22:54


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