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I recently downloaded a few nice FLAC albums... I've been using VLC to play them for now, but the lack of library and GUI has left me looking for something better

I've looked around, and found threads such as this http://www.head-fi.org/t/293551/good...layers-windows

However, I couldn't make up my mind, and don't feel like downloading 10 programs to pick one.


What are your guys' thoughts on the best FLAC-compatible media player?
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Foobar2000

http://www.foobar2000.org/
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I agree. I can't really think of anything else. It isn't the best looking but it can get the job done if you're willing to check a lot of boxes regarding the context menus and columns and such.

Gets the job done for me.
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Nothing more GUI-appealing?
I'm used to iTunes with the left-hand column displaying all libraries/albums/playlists
Is that possible in Foobar2000?
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Nothing more GUI-appealing?
I'm used to iTunes with the left-hand column displaying all libraries/albums/playlists
Is that possible in Foobar2000?
Sort of. On the left-hand column, it's viewable by folder, album, artist, etc.

+1 for Foobar2000, it's my favorite so far
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If you want the ease and biggest similarities to Itunes, then use songbird. I have a 5000 song collection organised through that.

Apparently has ability to use ipods etc, although a bit useless as they cant play flac.

Foobar is technically the better player, it has certain advantages such as WASAPI that can be heard when played through a high end system like my sig.

However, I still use songbird, the majority of the time, cos I havent had the time to properly setup Foobar the way I want. Its a bit laborious.

In short, Songbird is exactly what you re looking, it is made by Mozilla and has a large amount of 3rd party addons
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Nothing more GUI-appealing?
I'm used to iTunes with the left-hand column displaying all libraries/albums/playlists
Is that possible in Foobar2000?
yes you can customize it to look like anything you want. you just need to turn on editing. I don't know what its called but I'll check back with you when I'm on my desktop that has foobar.

It took me some time fiddling to realize I could make it look like itunes...and even better than itunes.
Foobar 2000 is the best audio player bar none. I do hate that I can't shuffle songs though automatically...unless I'm missing something
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Quick example:


note: This' just how I've set mine up...'tis customizable.
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If you want to make Foobar look like itunes, then you need the columns UI

The UI in Songbird is also customisable
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