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I'm looking for a music player (not video player) for windows which is:

  • open-source
  • simple to use
  • easy to organise albums
  • support .mp3, .flac sound formats

It should not have a lot of features or be too fancy (a light-weight player)

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Clementine

Clementine
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Features

  • Search and play your local music library.
  • Listen to internet radio from Spotify, Grooveshark, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo, SKY.fm, Digitally Imported, JAZZRADIO.com, Soundcloud, Icecast and Subsonic servers.
  • Search and play songs you've uploaded to Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive
  • Create smart playlists and dynamic playlists.
  • Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX.
  • CUE sheet support.
  • Play audio CDs.
  • Visualisations from projectM.
  • Lyrics and artist biographies and photos.
  • Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC.
  • Edit tags on MP3 and OGG files, organise your music.
  • Fetch missing tags from MusicBrainz.
  • Discover and download Podcasts.
  • Download missing album cover art from Last.fm and Amazon.
  • Cross-platform - works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • Native desktop notifications on Linux (libnotify) and Mac OS X (Growl).
  • Remote control using an Android device, a Wii Remote, MPRIS or the command-line.
  • Copy music to your iPod, iPhone, MTP or mass-storage USB player.
  • Queue manager
  • I'll give this a try. – Axx Jan 3 '15 at 17:39
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I personally use VLC for both music and video on many platforms:

  • Free, libre & FOSS
  • Supports just about every media file I have come across MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3.
  • Cross platform (even mobile)
  • Plays everything: files, discs, webcams, devices and streams
  • No ads/spyware/tracking
  • Can do media conversion and streaming
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    It is not very good for organising music albums. :| – Axx Jan 2 '15 at 12:04
  • @Abbey You asked what people use - this is what I use. I use play lists to group the tracks into the order that I use! – Steve Barnes Jan 2 '15 at 14:09
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I used Miro for a while when I was a Windows user.

It supports most, if not all, file types for music and video.

It does a good job (in my opinion) organizing artists and albums.

Miro is open source, lightweight, and easy to use. It's available for Linux, MacOS, and Windows.

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maybe also foobar2000 is interesting for you, here only some features:

  • support for FLAC, Opus, mp3 and many others
  • tagging and album list management
  • clear, lightweight and customizable user interface
  • a big amount of add-ons to extend the functions
  • but it is not completely open source! - the core is closed source and the SDK with with a lot of components is under BSD-license
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if you like the old "mediaplayer-style" have a look at Media Player Classic:
it fits all your points and much more, similar to VLC...


if you like the "winamp-style" try AIMP:

  • supports your recommended formats and much more
  • supports multiple play lists, tag editor and manages your audio library
  • its a real lightweight audio-player
  • and also has a lot of addons to add features and skins
  • on the downside it is completely closed source! - but i've listed it here because it is a relly good piece of software.

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