aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms. It currently plays mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming, allowing users to easily edit tags, organize music and rip Audio CDs.
Reviewing 3.0.9 (Apr 29, 2013)
Not bad but its interface is rathe complex and it does not show song labels nor allows any changes to include them nor the lyrics.
BTW until now I keep using under Windows 7 and Windows 8 the old Musicmatch 9 because IMHO its simplicity, the possibility of editing song labels and including lyrics, and the fact that there's no connection possiblity at all in this moment to the internet makes it the most secure of them all.
Reviewing 3.0.5 (Feb 11, 2013)
Requires Java, a major security hole. No thanks
Reviewing 3.0 RC (Dec 3, 2012)
atunes is actually a really good program, I gave up all music players when I moved my music to a server and installed subsonic. Now I can stream all my music to all my devices and computers no matter where I am.
Reviewing 1.14.0 Beta (Jun 18, 2009)
Seems like a good alternative to iTunes and it's open source. Works fine. One problem with iTunes is that if you buy music from the iTunes store, it comes in either an .M4P (protected AAC) or .M4A (non-protected AAC) file. iTunes does not sell you .MP3 files, so you have to use iTunes or an iPod to hear your music, unless you burn a CD from your songs, then you can use a CD player.
To be more specific about that, there are also other media players like SMPlayer and VLC and others that I think can handle the .M4A files, but I think you still have to use iTunes to play protected .M4P files.
The answer is to buy all of your music either on CDs or from the Amazon.com music store. It's the best online music store. They sell you MP3s with no protection, so they work anywhere, on any player, on any device, including any iPod and the iTunes player. Please don't do file sharing, it's stealing and there's no guarantee of quality or safety. Buy from Amazon.com/mp3, it's the best music store online.
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