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MusicBee 1.2.4139 running on Windows 7
Developer(s) Steven Mayall
Initial release December 4, 2008; 7 years ago (2008-12-04)
Stable release
3.0.6132 / October 15, 2016; 7 days ago (2016-10-15)
Written in VB.NET[citation needed]
Operating system Windows XP and later
Type Audio player
License Freeware

MusicBee is a freeware audio player for Microsoft Windows that uses the BASS Audio Library.[1]


  • Supported formats: MP3, AAC, M4A, MPC, OGG, FLAC, APE, Opus, TAK, WV, WMA and WAV.
  • Gapless playback: Can play consecutive audio tracks without interruption
  • Audio CDs: Audio CD playback and ripping (with CD-Text capabilities) is supported. CD tracks can be ripped (in fast or secure mode) as individual files or as a single album with embedded cuesheet.
  • Synchronization: Can synchronize music to other devices (including iOS 3.0 devices and earlier), and can import libraries from iTunes and Windows Media Player[2]
  • Conversion: Conversion from and to all supported formats as metadata are preserved. Synchronization of tags only (in case that the output file already exists) instead of re-encoding is possible.
  • ReplayGain: supports both playback and calculation
  • File Organization: Organization and renaming of music files into folders and files based on tag values such as artist, album, name, track number, etc. that can be specified. MusicBee can do this automatically for all files in a music library or the user can choose the files or folders themselves.
  • Web Browsing: Browsing of the web using Internet Explorer.
  • Scrobbling: Tracks played from MusicBee can optionally be scrobbled to
  • Customizable user interface layout.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • MiniLyrics support
  • Built-in WASAPI support
  • Auto DJ smart playlist generator
  • Smart shuffle
  • Party mode
  • Sleep / shut down mode, with gradual volume fade.
  • Uses to get high quality artist pictures.[3]

Features added using optional components[edit]

  • Audio formats supported by Winamp plugins
  • Additional tagging tools.
  • Subsonic client
  • Winamp visualizers
  • Skins
  • ASIO support

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