After over 12 years online MakeTunes is closing down

I hope you've enjoyed the many years of community and creative process, but obviously the site has many issues these days as I haven't had any time to devote to the running of it for some time. Naturally most people have moved on as a result, and it is still costing thousands a year to keep it online.

Please take this opportunity to download any music you're wanting to keep as the site will be closing down on March 31st.


Tiny free open source MP3 player - STP

STP is a tiny MP3 player program, with a very minimalistic interface - a small grey button in the taskbar by default. It is free, doesn't hog memory, and runs on even very old PCs.

STP even runs well on a 486 computer apparently (that's pre-Pentium for those who weren't around then!).

As well as the small taskbar button, it's also easy to switch to a Mini-bar player, which can optionally also be "docked" to the current window. This means that the slimline MP3 player "sticks" to the top of the program you're using, following it if you drag the window around.

The STP MP3 player is now open source, and is finding it's way into the open source development community.

STP MP3 player


guest's picture

19 year old male, write rap songs, looking into music production schools and getting(buying) tunes for my songs, please e-mail me with any pertinent info you can. looking for a music production school that may also take financial aid or a good solid one that is'nt $20,000 if any around, live in CT but will relocate. have alot of tunes written, great feedback, need a hand to get on my feet, please e-mail, thanks for any info you can find.

guest's picture

Yes but STP is a long dead project. I don't think it's been updated in around 6 years. There are better alternatives these days such as VUPlayer, Billy etc.

matt's picture

Cheers for the update on that - I'll have to check those players out...

guest's picture

STP isn't dead in the sense of finality, it is being actively developed by third parties instead of the original development team.

For example check this site: Mickaël SEBIRE

Mickaël SEBIRE has picked up and continued development of STP where the official developers left off. His work has provided a new interface, plugin support and includes translation abilities again.

matt's picture

Ah I see - good old open source strikes again :)

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