O K Guys! Let me top into the wealth of knowledge here...\n\nI'm looking for an alternative to WMP11 with the ability to deal with music\nfiles properly (see below...). I've worked my way through a whole bunch of\nthese without success. and I'm looking for one that runs in Windows Vista\nand one that runs in Ubuntu, but they don't have to be the same. It would be\nnice if they could play WMA files (lossless) but if necessary I'd be OK with\nFLAC if I can find a converter that maintains the integrity of the tags\n(Media Monkey V3 Beta comes close).\n\nSo what do I mean by "properly"? I need the function (as in WMP) of\na) Holding multiple artists and composers as separate entities (separate\nfrom Album Artist)\nb) Allowing indexing. into the library by each of the artists or\ncomposers\nc) Allowing editing of the multiple artists/ composers per track\nd) Supporting ripping/tagging of multiple artists/composers via the\nusual DBs\n\nIf that's confusing, perhaps an example would help:\nFor an album "Live Aid" with a track "Dancing in the Streets" by Mick Jagger\nand David Bowie, WMP will allow me to access the track by Album Artist\n(Various), by Album Title, or by either of the two artists. It will show\nboth artists under "Artist" for the track by separating them with "; " and\nallow editing by entering them separated by ";" (no space). Under the covers\nit holds then as\nseparate ID3V2 tags using an "Artist" tag for the first artist and multiple\n"Author" tags for subsequent artists. FLAC tagging allows multiple "Artist"\ntags but there doesn't seem to be standard usage of that capability. I guess\nyou could say that WMP sets its own standard - but one which works well.