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I have a folder with music that synchronizes songs that I via a cloud service. I was using itunes but it turned boring and monotonous because I needed to scan for new music every time new music was added. Is there a music player that automatically adds music to its playlist as soon as a new song is added to the folder?

Or maybe some feature to scan folder every time the music player is opened? I couldn't find this option in itunes (Win 7).


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Have a look at Rhythmbox, Clementine, basically anything but iTunes I would think. Also have a look at our FAQ, sorry but product recommendations are off topic, voting to close. – terdon Jul 6 '13 at 19:40
Thanks! Foobar seems to be very much what I am looking for. Sorry I am new at super user, what is wrong with my question, why the -1? thanks – Eddy XP Jul 6 '13 at 21:02
All SE sites discourage shopping or recommendation questions because they soon go obsolete. – Dour High Arch Jul 6 '13 at 21:13
That is interesting, Although any technology related question will be soon obsolete. – Eddy XP Jul 6 '13 at 21:47
@EddyXP product recommendations are off topic, read the link I gave you in my previous comment. The -1 (not by me) reflects that. – terdon Jul 6 '13 at 21:53
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Foobar2000 does a good job with this. It will actively monitor the folders in your library.

It has a barebones look to it at first, but it's highly customizable and skinnable. You can see what people have done on sites like DeviantArt and

Foobar2000 Preferences Media Library

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Thanks! great program, i love it – Eddy XP Jul 6 '13 at 20:57

Rhythmbox can watch your "library location" for new files.

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Thanks but I believe this is only for Linux Distributions, I am looking for Win 7. – Eddy XP Jul 6 '13 at 20:59

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