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I've used spotify as my source for music for about the last year, but come today they've made it so everyone has to face a 10 hour limit per month, and you can only listen to a song 5 times.

So this has hit me hard. 1st of May, and I only have 5 hours of allowance left already.

Anyway, I'm not looking for an alternative streaming service. I'm looking for a media player, however, iTunes would drain my laptop a lot, and I'm not very fond of WMP or realplayer.

I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any perhaps, lesser well known programs which act as a music library, or any alternatives.

Thanks.
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well grooveshark is the most known alternative to spotify for streaming, might want to try that out
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Or soundcloud... But you'll need to be finding new stuff/mixes
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I mainly use Foobar 2000 which is great and usually runs very quickly (iTunes can be really slow) due to not doing much else other than playing music. Quite customisable too.
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Youtube is pretty nifty - can get rare live performances in half decent quality as well as pretty much anything else.
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grooveshark works great for me! you can save playlists and favorites etc
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Last FM is really good too! Also can stream to an Xbox if you have one
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(Original post by JCC-MGS)
I mainly use Foobar 2000 which is great and usually runs very quickly (iTunes can be really slow) due to not doing much else other than playing music. Quite customisable too.
This, one thousand times this.
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I like how everyone ignores the fact OP explicitly said he isn't looking for a streaming service.
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How about torrents?
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Foobar2000 is powerful and customisable, though can take a while to get it working how you want... definitely worth trying out. I also like Clementine (on Linux, but there is a Windows version), which has some cool features like displaying lyrics/the artist's wikipedia page. I've heard good things about MediaMonkey too.
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(Original post by somebody else)
Foobar2000 is powerful and customisable, though can take a while to get it working how you want... definitely worth trying out. I also like Clementine (on Linux, but there is a Windows version), which has some cool features like displaying lyrics/the artist's wikipedia page. I've heard good things about MediaMonkey too.
+1 for Foobar. Really light on system resources, browse music by folder etc.
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An alternative to Foobar (have yet to use Foobar so I can't comment on what's better) is Winamp.
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