MusicBee

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.5349
  • Total Downloads:
    38,240
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 05, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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All too often we encounter music players that are either lacking basic features or crammed with features that aren't particularly useful. MusicBee is one of those rare programs that covers all the basics and includes some pretty cool extras. If you're in the market for a new way to manage your music collection, you should take a look at it.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, with a list of tracks dominating the center of the screen and a list of directories down the left side, just like many other music players. If you have songs with incomplete album information, MusicBee can automatically search for and update that information for you, and it has several other tools to help you organize your music collection. The auto DJ feature is much more than just a song shuffler; with this function of the program you can customize the way that songs are selected, choosing tracks that are similar to the seed song, favoring more highly rated tracks, setting a minimum gap before the same artist is repeated, and much more. MusicBee also provides access to a wide variety of Internet radio stations, as well as local concert listings and upcoming album releases. The program's online Help file is well written and thorough. Overall, we were quite impressed with MusicBee; it was easy to use and brought several really useful features together in a way that we hadn't seen before.

MusicBee comes as a ZIP file but installs and uninstalls without issues.

 
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5 stars

"arguably best most customizable looking player of 2014"

December 17, 2014  |  By moby2011

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.4.5349

Pros

Podcasts inc apple, and radio inc icecast shoutcast etc fully searchable within player, also able to add own links
Internet artist info, photos and lyrics relating to song playing available within player
Gapless playback
Fade out and shutdown options
Able to create audio and video playlists
and link to easy to use video players such as VLC
Layout is very customizable, also includes a few hidden features
Cinematic modes for playback including xbox-style and screensaver
Skinnable
Getmusicbee is the official page for the player which includes it's own forum, there is lots of fan support and the player is continuously updated

Cons

Apple itunes podcasts don't show in the player until you search for something - although this happens in most third party players not made by apple
You need to download the right codec for both lame MP3 and AAC support (relatively easy to set up, within musicbee you just point to the correct files in their separate installed folders)
The number of settings may seem cumbersome to beginners and take some time to get to used to in order to get the look and settings you want

It's relatively easy to accidentally delete your music permanently from your computer from within the player, so always read what you see on that screen carefully, make sure you backup your music collection, and always select 'library only' whenever you delete anything

Summary

I have switched from winamp and foobar to musicbee due to having pretty much all of the customizable features of those two, far more current support, and also arguably also best looking most professional player. ps I would get the latest version from the official site

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1 stars

"Absolutely Terrible"

September 16, 2014  |  By MetalSuspension

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.4.5349

Pros

Looks nice

Cons

-Moved my entire music library and lost a good chunk (300 files and counting) of my music in the process.

Summary

Never EVER downloading this product again. High don't recommend.

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5 stars

"Best Music App I've ever used"

September 09, 2014  |  By Azzafishy

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.4.5349

Pros

Extremely intuitive interface
Small file
Heaps of features

Cons

I've yet to come across one

Summary

Amazing,I'm just annoyed that I didnt find it sooner!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.5349
Version 2.1.4924 includes a new modern Compact Player mode which is focused on artist and album artwork and has improved playback buffering and gapless playback for all output modes.
General
Publisher Steven Mayall
Publisher web site http://getmusicbee.com
Release Date August 25, 2014
Date Added September 05, 2014
Version 2.4.5349
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.77MB
File Name MusicBeeSetup_2_4.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 38,240
Downloads Last Week 247
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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