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iTunes does not please everyone: less friendly graphic interface, uncertain file transfer and many more unresolved issues lead many users to seek alternatives.

For this reason, we have made this collection of the ten best free alternative to iTunes that can help you transfer music from your player to your computer or simply more efficiently organize your music collection and audio files and navigate more easily through it.

1. Billy

Billy is an audio player that allows you to run an entire directory of MP3 files and is 100% controlled from the keyboard. It can upload files from two to eight times faster than Winamp or Media Player, being able to load 1,000 mp3 files in a second.

2. Quintessential Player

Quintessential Media Player is a media player for Windows full of exciting features. It supports all popular audio formats including MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and for audio CDs. QMP is highly skinnable and has a robust plug -in architecture.

3. Xion Audio Player

Xion Audio Player is an ultralight media player, which lends itself very well for skinning. If you want to create your own interface, Xion Audio Player will directly read a PSD file and use layer names, instantly bringing your the new skin to life. Xion Audio Player also provides support for uploading PSD images directly from Zip archives.

4. J. River Media Center

J. River Media Center is an all- in-one media player for music, movies, DVDs, television and digital media. With this app, you can connect your PC to your home entertainment equipment and control it by remote control.

5. Helium Music Manager

Helium Music Manager allows you total control over your music collection. You can browse your music collection by album name, artist, genre etc. With the Playing History, you can see what songs you have listened to at a certain date.

6. aTunes

aTunes is an open source music player that can play MP3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4. This player also supports audio streaming for radio and allows users to edit tags and organize their music collection.

7. KMPlayer

KMPlayer is a video and audio player capable of running a variety of formats. It supports multiple subtitle formats and features audio capture, video and screenshots.

8. GOM Player

GOM media player contains a large number of codecs and can also play altered AVI files that usually cannot run (such as partially downloaded files, for example).


The Russian replacement for Winamp, AIMP Classic is doing better in many respects. AIMP supports a large number of formats and playlists, operates easily with multiple playlists and creates bookmarks.

10. musikCube

musikCube is an mp3 player which helps you listen to what you like since it is becoming smart as it observes your musical preferences. It is based on an SQL database engine called SQLite integrated, which means that it is a small and fast application.

The therapeutic benefits of music are familiar since ancient times by practicing rituals. Music as a healing tool has been recognized in the writings of Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle. They believe that it can influence the physical, emotional, cognitive and quality of life.

Music has the ability to reduce pain by releasing endorphins that act as natural painkillers. This may divert attention from pain also through the establishment of a state of relaxation.

Stress has been associated with many diseases, including many mental illnesses that seem to occur only in people with high stress. Listening to soothing music frequently proves reduction in stress levels and anxiety in patients.

Soothing music also helps reduce heart rate and blood pressure. A lower blood pressure reduces the risk of health problems and a stroke over time.

Research has shown that music with a strong beat can stimulate brainwaves and resonate in sync with the tempo, bringing greater focus and alertness. On the other hand, listening to soothing classical music improves concentration and promotes a state of calm meditation. Music brings a sense of well-being and creativity, a change that lasts long after the music has ceased to be heard.

So, what kind of music do you listen to?