Last year Apple announced that their most popular music software iTunes will be discontinued. This means that all the iTunes users will have to find some alternatives for manage their audio library and play their music files. If you are a Windows users and have been using iTunes so far, then you may be interested in free music player Tuniac which has been styled after Apple iTunes.
It works only on newer versions of Windows (Vista, 7, 8.x and 10) and is available as a portable application in addition to the regular installer version. For using Tuniac, you first must install DirectX June 2010 redistributable in order to update your DirectX libraries. The Tuniac installer will download and install it for you, but for portable version you have to manually download DirectX from https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=8109 and install it.
The user interface of Tuniac definitely reminds of the iTunes interface. You have your music playlists on the left and you can import all of your music files to add them to these playlists. In order to import the music, you can select File menubar and import individual files, entire folder containing music files, and even online streams. It supports popular music file formats such as MP3, OGG, MP4, FLAC, and MIDI.
When you are playing music, you can switch between the Source selector and the Visuals screen, for showing the playlist selection screen and the visualization screen respectively. It comes with three visualization plugins – Rabbit Hole, Sonique SVP Visual and Tuniac Visualizer.
In the settings for Tuniac, you can associate all the music files with it so that when you double-click on the music files, they start to play in Tuniac. Other settings include prevention of screensaver or monitor turn off when Tuniac is full-screen or in foreground, how much CPU power should be used for visualization generation, equalizer settings etc.
Despite not being as lightweight as 1by1, it is still low on system resource usage. It is a simple music player, can play all the popular music file formats, allows easy system integration and can be used in portable mode.
You can download Tuniac from https://tuni.ac/.