You’ve heard of spelling bees, quilting bees, honey bees, and, ah yes, the birds and bees. But have you ever heard of the music bee? I didn’t think so. There’s a story here, and I’m going to tell it to you – because, well, you know how I am.
About a week ago, I was helping some nice people with their computer (Shameless plug for Cloudeight Direct Computer Care here). They were having trouble with Windows Media Player 11 on Windows XP. These folks, like many other music-loving people, had iTunes. There was nothing I could do about the situation with WMP and iTunes – they weren’t playing well together. Whenever I do a repair job, I always do my homework. I had looked around for a really easy-to-use music player that synchronized with iTunes and could also import music from iTunes, folders, etc. I already knew the limitations of Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to playing MP3s and syncing with other programs — like iTunes. Plus, Windows Media Player 11 doesn’t play so nice with some Windows XP computers. And yes we tried reverting to the previous version of Windows Media Player. So I had a better MP3 player ready to go – one with all the features I knew these nice folks were looking for. I know you won’t believe this but — I’m going to make a long story short.
They loved MusicBee – and so do we. And if you have a large music collection, or you use iTunes a lot, or if you just like to listen to music – MusicBee might just be music to your ears. It’s not only a great MP3 player, music organizer that plays nice with iTunes – it plays Internet radio stations too.
We’re going to bring in the author of MusicBee. Excuse his/her English. It ain’t so good – but the program is great. So who cares about grammar and stuff like that? Do all your RAP lyrics have great grammar? See? So let’s see what the developer has to say:
“Simple, Powerful and Fast
If you are looking for an application geared toward managing extensive music collections, easy to use and with a comprehensive feature set – MusicBee is that application.
MusicBee makes it easy to organize, find and play music files on your computer, on portable devices and on the web.
I always tell EB to listen to music in the morning – music calms the savage beast. We use MusicBee to play music to sooth our own savage beast — EB. Even if you don’t have a savage beast to soothe, if you like music, you’ll love our freeware pick today – MusicBee. “…Sing a song and sail along the sliver sky – we can fly…” Go get MusicBee right now. It’s free and it’s good. Tell ’em TC and EB sent you. They’ll look at you like you’re nuts.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
32bit and 64bit
Great Windows MP3 player and more
Approx 23MB zip file (also available as a portable application — approx 21 MB)
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