Media Players

Stoffi Music Player

Stoffi Music Player is not just another music app for Windows. While others are packed with features that many users don’t even use, Stoffi was expressly designed by Christoffer Brodd-Reijer to be easy to use. With this simple player you can easily create playlists, find your music and play videos from YouTube. The program also has support for more than 20 formats including ogg, mp3, AAC and many others.


TagScanner is a free Windows application for managing and organizing the music files on your computer. All popular audio formats like mp3, wav, flac, mpeg4, wma and many others are supported. You can use the software to rename files and perform a variety of transformations using text from filenames and tags. This application was created by X Development.

Vox for Mac

Vox is a small but powerful music player for Mac (OS X or higher). Published by AleNofx, the program supports a variety of media files; these include XM, MOD and WAV. Vox also comes with the support for AIFF, lossless, OGG, mp3, and FLAC files next to many handy features built in.

Bowtie for Mac

There are many iTunes managers around, but Bowtie has many features that set it apart from other utilities, being very easy to use for one. Created by 13Bold, it sports standard buttons for playback and also a host of customizable keyboard shortcuts, aside from many other features.

Kantaris Media Player

Kantaris Media Player is a free and full featured player for Windows. While there are a lot of media players out there, this application, developed by Christofer Persson is notches above the others as it is very convenient and easy to use. The layout is reminiscent of that of a Windows Media Player, but it does has more handy features.


Ardour is a free audio workstation for Linux and the Mac. Primarily the creation of Paul Davis, it is quite simply one of the most powerful audio software around. It has a whole bunch of features such as unlimited buses and audio racks, MDI CC control, precision algorithms for EQ and more. In fact its recording capability is only limited by your hardware.


Non linear video editors are hard to come by in Linux, but PiTiVi by Edward Hervey remedies that situation. Not only is it one of the few non linear video editors on Linux but it is very easy to use and feature packed, comparable to those on other systems.


AIMP is a free music player with several basic and advanced features. Courtesy of the AIMP Development Team, it supports 32 bit digital audio; in fact you can play over 20 popular audio formats. The player can also convert different types. Among those supported are mp1, mp3, wma, flac, ogg, ac3, cda, wav, xm and many others.


As an open source video and music player, Miro has a lot in common with other free players. But it goes beyond what the usual freeware offers. Aside from managing audio and video, it also doubles as an audio/video shopping center. Miro allows users to import their libraries from iTunes. There is support for Android syncing. If you are looking for the iTunes equivalent in Android devices, this is it. Aside from supporting all popular video and audio formats, you can download or subscribe to podcasts.