“Windows comes with a music player app as standard. If you don’t like it, there are others freely available too, such as Apple’s iTunes. Trouble is, neither of these programs is particularly good. iTunes is huge and unwieldy, and is best kept away from your PC if at all possible. Windows Media Player is OK, but it’s not particularly easy to use.
If you have a lot of music tracks stored on your PC (perhaps as a result of ripping your CD or vinyl collection), then take a look at a neat program called Song Director. Once installed, the first thing you need to do is to choose Add from the File menu, and then tell it to scan your entire hard drive. It will do so, and create a searchable database containing the name and location of every music track (MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV etc etc) it finds.
This makes it really easy to play any song. Just type a few letters from its title into the search box, wait for it to be found, and then hit the Play button. It really is very easy, and is great if you have lots of locally-stored music tracks.
Song Director is free and is at www.songdirector.com. It’s only a 1.1 MB download, and is malware-free according to VirusTotal. It’s also a reputable site according to Web of Trust. Note that the free version only allows you to play one song at a time – you can’t cue up a set of tracks and have them play in turn.
Although the interface does look very dated, the program is still perfectly usable and is supported on all versions of Windows from 7 to 10.”
Computer Physicians, LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW FREE SOFTWARE PROVIDES EASIER-TO-USE ALTERNATIVE TO iTUNES AND WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
LONGMONT, Colo, – April 4, 2016 – Song Director is a new music organizer and player offered as a free and easier-to-use alternative or complement to iTunes and Windows Media Player. This new program provides more extensive organizing and search capabilities than either of those programs.
“Simplicity and ease-of-use has been the dominant goal during every phase of development and testing. I’ve seen too many people confused and frustrated with iTunes and WMP, and wanted to do something about it”, says the software author, who has been developing music software for the last 20 years.
Song Director automatically scans your computer for audio files and builds a searchable database of all your music. Once this database is built, you unleash the full power of a modern database system to search, play, and organize your music. Quickly build playlists, export to other devices, or sort and search your music in countless ways. Searches for songs or artists are quick by simply typing the first few letters of a song title or artist. You can then play that song or add to a playlist with one click. Alternately, create advanced searches based on any criteria, going far beyond the search capabilities of iTunes and Windows Media Player.
Song Director by Computer Physicians, LLC is available by free download at: http://songdirector.com/ and runs on all modern versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 10.