Windows Music Management?

Mike Lovell mike at
Mon Apr 21 22:32:49 MDT 2008

Matthew Walker wrote:
> I'm in the market for a new tool to manage my growing collection of music in Windows.
> I've been using iTunes, but I'd like to switch to something that doesn't lock me in
> quite that much. I also have some wishlist items that I'd like to try an meet.
> My requirements for the Ideal Music Management Software:
> 1. Ogg Vorbis Support
> 2. FLAC Support
> 3. No DRM
> 4. iPod sync support
> And, optionally, but would absolutely make my day:
> 5. Keep multiple encodings of single tracks and keep them associated. Ideally, this
> should be used intelligently with the iPod sync support, so that it keeps low bitrate
> copies of my lossless tracks that get used for the iPod.
> Does such a beast exist?
Try Songbird.
I tried it a while ago and it seemed to be pretty good. I didn't keep 
using it because I still like keeping things in a directory structure 
and using winamp. It looks cool though.


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