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MusicBee

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 63 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.5977
  • Total Downloads:
    57,367
  • Date Added:
    May 16, 2016
  • 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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"No nonsense. THE best media player you can get today"

January 16, 2016  |  By enriqueschilling

2016-01-16 09:43:07  |  By enriqueschilling

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.4.5404

Pros

intuitive to use, has all the features needed to organise and play your music files.

Cons

It's difficult to fault this product. If anything, right now I'm starting to find limiting it's lack of DLNA-uPnP rendering capability.

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5 stars

"This works as it states"

November 13, 2015  |  By njsandiego

2015-11-13 14:17:39  |  By njsandiego

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.4.5404

Pros

Everything , I like the Theater mode

Cons

no cons as of yet been playing with it for about a week now

Summary

download it you will be happy

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5 stars

"Great, easy to use program that just works"

June 24, 2015  |  By tombombadil82

2015-06-24 07:23:00  |  By tombombadil82

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.4.5404

Pros

1) Easy to use
2) It just works out of the box
3) Library function
4) Music tag editors
5) Auto Lyric function (My neighbors hate me now :D )

Cons

Can't think of any, really.

Summary

Has all the essentials that you want from a music player on Windows without compromising ease of use and stability.

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5 stars

"Useful, Pretty, Organized, Hassel-Free"

April 06, 2015  |  By RamiEng111

2015-04-06 00:55:26  |  By RamiEng111

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.4.5404

Pros

Makes your life easier. Great playlist, Library filters, Auto-tagging

Cons

small progress bar for seeking

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5 stars

"Excellent! Lightweight and sounds great"

March 27, 2015  |  By anirban.c999

2015-03-27 06:48:08  |  By anirban.c999

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.4.5404

Pros

- light weight
- modern looking UI, minimalistic
- sounds great, as good as Jet Audio (been a looong time user of Jet Audio, could never quiet get away from it due to sound quality, until now)

Cons

Does not have an inbuilt video player. but that's fine by me, the rest of the stuff is just a sweet spot right now.

Summary

Excellent player, going to stick with this one :)

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5 stars

"arguably best most customizable looking player of 2014"

December 17, 2014  |  By moby2011

2014-12-17 03:08:33  |  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

2014-09-16 18:25:11  |  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

2014-09-09 01:57:20  |  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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5 stars

"Easily The Best Player/Organizer Available"

April 07, 2014  |  By DontWannaKnow

2014-04-07 14:46:47  |  By DontWannaKnow

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.1.4924

Pros

This player is very customize-able. It has many layout options and skins. There is almost no limit to how one could set it up. The sound is superb. It has a 15 band equalizer and some DSP stuff built right in. You can also use Winamp plugins to tweak it even more! You can tag and organize music manually or automatically online. It can show album art and lyrics. It is very fast and uses moderate resources. It's totally free of cost and ads.

Cons

Like many good players, MusicBee can take some time to fully learn. It is not as hard as some I've tried however, and the time spent is well worth it!

Summary

Like many other reviewers, I have tried them all. As a rule I Found them all lacking in one respect or another. MusicBee is the exception to the rule. It does everything I could ever want in a player and it looks and sounds good also. I also use the portable version at times and it works and looks identical to the full version. Great combo!!!
Foobar, Itunes, Mediamonkey and WMP users who are looking for something better should give this a try!!! I'm pretty sure if given a chance MusicBee will be the choice for most.

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1 stars

"Junkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk"

March 21, 2014  |  By Tom_Harrison

2014-03-21 17:35:42  |  By Tom_Harrison

 |  Version: MusicBee 2.0.4663

Pros

None Noneeeee

Cons

Everything

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.5977
  • Reverted the wavpack.exe version to the older version
  • Google artwork retrieval
  • Playlist synchronisation for MTP devices
  • Various minor bug fixes
General
Publisher Steven Mayall
Publisher web site http://getmusicbee.com
Release Date May 14, 2016
Date Added May 16, 2016
Version 3.0.5977
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.23MB
File Name MusicBeeSetup_3_0.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 57,367
Downloads Last Week 210
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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