Music is life for many us, isn’t it? From waking up in the morning to traveling for work and even at night; while being happy, upset or sad; music makes up a big part of our life. It is important that both - the speakers playing your music and the software processing your audio files give you the best. The need for a free MP3 music player cannot be understated. A simple online search will throw up hundreds of free music players for download, but which ones are really the best? In this article, we will list out the best free MP3 players to download for all different devices that we use nowadays.

Part 1: top 3 Best free music players for Windows/Mac

DVDFab Player 5

A cross-platform media player for both Mac and Windows, DVDFab Player 5 is your best bet as a free music player. As a software that has gone years and years of development, building its capabilities by taking into account its users needs and requirements, DVDFab Player 5 offers the best.


If you decide to download this free music player, you get support for playing not only MP3 files but also AAC, FLAC, M4A, WAV, WMA and AudioCopy. This free music player makes sure that none of the quality of your audio file is lost during processing in the software. It generates a completely lossless high-resolution audio, such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master and DTS:X etc., with up to 7.1 channel output support. If you have a good acoustic system at your place, you are in for a treat with this free music player.

In addition to the ability to play great music for you, DVDFab Player 5 has great video playing capabilities too. It supports playback of next-generation 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, with genuine HDR10. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc opens up 5 times faster on this player compared to its competitors. It provides Navigation Menu playback support on DVDs, Blu-rays, and the new-generation 4K Ultra Blu-rays. And the support is for all types of media be it in a local hard drive folder, original Blu-ray disc or DVD or in form of an ISO.

It also comes with all-round support for 3D content with 4 output modes available, namely, Anaglyph Red/Cyan, 3D-Ready HDTV (Checkerboard), Micro-polarizer LCD 3D (Row-interleaved) and HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV. It can even generate 3D output for 2D content by using an advanced 3D upscaling algorithm.

VLC Media Player


VLC Media player needs no introduction as a free music player. It is an open source software that is famous for handling all types of audio and video types. It is available for Windows, Mac and Unix operating systems. VLC Media Player doesn’t have as nice an interface like DVDFab Player 5 nor its advanced features, but it does get the task done by playing your music. You can even use it to watch online videos by entering the URL into its interface. In addition to all these, it also has media editing and conversion capabilities.



This is a lightweight application to download and use as a free MP3 music player. It does not play videos and is focussed only on playing music. You can create your own playlist or add a directory which it will scan always to discover new music and add to its library. You can quickly create a playlist and move the application to the background. Once moved to the background, the playback can be controlled from the “hidden icons” section on your computer. You can also download its “Clementine Remote” application for Android to control it remotely from your smartphone.

Part 2: Top 3 Best free music players for Android/iOS

MP3 Player


MP3 Player from Accountstudio is a free music player app for Android that I recommend from personal experience. I have been using it from quite some time. It has ads and in-app purchases, however, it is very rare that you will notice the ads or the ads interfering with your playback. In addition to playing music, creating a playlist and other common playback options, you get an equalizer with the player where you can do changes as per your preferences or select a setting based on the genre. You can set the music playing your ringtone, cut it, share it, set a timer based on time or number of songs after which the music will stop and much more with this free music player.

Rocket Music Player


Another free music player for both Android and iOS. It is ad-supported and you will see small banner ads in your list of music after every few songs. Other than that, the app works great and has the functionality to help you sync your iTunes music with its Android or iOS app. It can play local music, cast and works with Android Auto. It comes with a 10 band graphic equalizer, shows all metadata of the song, comes with 30+ themes and shows lyrics on the screen to help you sing along.

Shuttle Music Player


This is an open source, free music player for Android and iOS. It supports embedded lyrics, has a 6 band equalizer and plays gapless music. It automatically downloads art for your music and provides a high level of customization for the widgets present in the app. There is also a premium distribution of this app with the name Shuttle+ that provides some extra features like ID3 tag editing, Chromecast support, Extra themes and folder browsing. In short, the premium features are only for the EXTRA features; all music playing features are already present in the free music player.

Part 3: Rip DVDs to music files for enjoying freely

If you have legally bought music on a DVD, you might want to protect your purchase by taking a digital backup of your music. However, most original DVDs come with protections against copying of music. While taking a copy of your own music is completely legal, the copyright owner companies introduce such protections to prevent illegal copies of their music.


However, if you want, you can use DVDFab DVD Ripper to rip your music to any audio format that your device supports and save it on a storage of your choice. This ripper software supports batch conversion, multi-core CPUs, the newest NVIDIA CUDA and Intel Quick Sync to help you save your time with quick conversion while maintaining the audio quality.


That completes our guide to the best free MP3 music players you can download for your various devices. DVD Player 5 seems to be the obvious choice for free music player on Windows and Mac because of it's high-end features to juice the best out of your audio file. And if your music is in a disc, you don't need to look further than DVDFab Ripper tool to create a copy of it. Hope you found our article useful!

From above introductions, you have known the best music player which suit for all your different device. As a music lover, maybe you always listen to music from YouTube. Then do you know how to download the music from YouTube? Factly, just a suitable software can make it.