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Alright, so maybe I need something that is more than just a media player. Or two somethings.

Goal 1 is to go through and tag (with album art and info) all my ripped CD's (in FLAC format).

Goal 2, and more importantly is finding a player that sounds quite nice and fairly easy to use. Obviously it has to play FLAC, WAV, and the other usual formats. For anything with video I use VLC or MPC-HC. I know a lot of people get stuck on the foobar train, but I also need something is customizable (hopefully) or at least sweet looking (sleek scheme). And it needs to be able to make playlists, etc.

I have heard of several options like Foobar, MusicBee, Songbird, MediaMonkey, WinAmp, etc. Just not totally sure what ones to invest time in trying. It would be easier to try multiple if I could tag all the appropriate information and album art first. I am willing to re-rip some of the music to do so properly if need be.
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Give THIS website a look. I have used several of their products. Some are free some arent. I think all of them have trials.
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Definitely try out Foobar2k. Tons of functionality, easy to use, extensible, and lightweight. Supports iPods, every audio format imaginable, tagging, global media keystrokes, and some very nice, classic visualizations! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by SkullTrail View Post

Definitely try out Foobar2k. Tons of functionality, easy to use, extensible, and lightweight. Supports iPods, every audio format imaginable, tagging, global media keystrokes, and some very nice, classic visualizations! biggrin.gif

Will it tag and pull in album art?

I also need a tool that can auto tag my stuff and pull in the album art. Even though I don't like iTunes or WMP, they at least always got that information right and pulled it in. Further, I want that information to be transferable to any media player.
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Does anyone recommend software to both tag the songs and pull in album art and attach it to the song automatically?
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