Exaile is a free music player which is very light on the resources but at the same time it also offers a lot of useful features. With this free music player you get lyrics fetching so that you can see the words of the song as it’s being played, online radio streaming and music collection management. Important thing is that next to all this, system resource usage isn’t very high, so your computer won’t slow down when using Exaile.
Image above is the default interface of this free music player. On the left side, all the way to the window border you can see vertical tabs which you can use to switch between various previously mentioned features, lyrics, radio, and music collection manager. If we move to the right from tabs you can see that there’s a column with Add Music button. This is where tabs are gonna open up. Currently collection manager is selected, and with the Add Music button you can import music folders to the list. The rest of the window is where music player controls, album art display, and playlists are located.
Key Features of Exaile Free Music Player:
- Supports most common and widely used formats like WAVE, MP3, OGG, FLAC, ACC, WAW, WMA.
- Tabbed playlists, create and switch between several playlists at once.
- Music collection management, you can import folders, edit ID3 tags.
- Add and manage online radio streams.
- Album art and lyrics fetching is available.
Modern music players are getting more and more demanding when it comes to resource usage. Even though newer computers can run them just fine, older PCs aren’t as snappy with cumbersome media players running in the background. If you want to enjoy both speed and functionality, here’s how you can do that with Exaile.
How to Listen to Music and Online Radio with Exaile?
There are two ways of how you can import your own music folder to this free music player’s playlist. Either open up the Collection tab click Add Music or select the Files tab and then navigate to your music folder. Right click on the list there and choose the playlist where you want the songs to be added.
Like we said, Exaile has tabbed playlists, notice that we added another playlist on the right. Add music to a different playlist, open it, right-click on the song from the collection on the left and select Append to current.
If you want to switch over to online radio, select the Radio tab and there click on Add station. Small window will appear where you can add the URL of the radio station, Shoutcast is fully supported. If you want to, you can export and save playlists. System tray icon is also available.
Exaile is a great Winamp alternative and it’s a very good choice if you’re looking for a lightweight alternative to your more resource hungry audio player. Download and try it yourself absolutely free. You would also like to try some other free music players reviewed by us like Boom Audio Player, Stoffi, and Billy reviewed by us.