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Unread Oct 26th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Your suggestions for iTunes alternatives for OS X?

I'm a Mac OS X user and I can't stand iTunes. There's no support for streaming AAC (although it plays AAC, weird, huh?), or AACplus.

Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternate MP3/AAC/AACplus player for OS X?

I wish Winamp had a Mac port...
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Unread Oct 27th, 2007, 02:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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tried VLC player yet?
http://www.freemacware.com/vlc
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Unread Oct 27th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm a Mac OS X user and I can't stand iTunes. There's no support for streaming AAC (although it plays AAC, weird, huh?), or AACplus.
That does not sound right.

I don't like iTunes 7 because it takes so much more resources. I think I have 5 or 6 on my iBook.
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Unread Oct 27th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You should be able to compile AmaroK, but that might be a little too much for you. AAC should work too if the xine engine is compiled with the right codecs.
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I've just started trying Play for OSX. I found it on Versiontracker because I was desperate for something that's not Itunes, as well. There are quite a few on versiontracker that might support streaming AAC as well.
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sorry, Play is located at sbooth dot org . It's GPL.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I've found that VLC is a very nice, lightweight player that does the job quite well (thanks, 90degrees).

I wish Apple would get their stuff together and fix iTunes properly. For its size, you would image that it at least would stream AAC. :/
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Unread Nov 2nd, 2007, 07:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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[VLC is great for playing corrupted videos as well, i found it was the ONLY free Player that will play any type of corrupted file.]
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[VLC is great for playing corrupted videos as well, i found it was the ONLY free Player that will play any type of corrupted file.]
Are you sure??? How about MPlayer?
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Are you sure??? How about MPlayer?
lol, no im not sure, but thats why i put, "i found" instead of just "it is"

ive never tried Mplayer, but in my frustration of having corrupt files that i couldnt play, I search what i could and once satisfied with VLC I looked no further.
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lol, no im not sure, but thats why i put, "i found" instead of just "it is"

ive never tried Mplayer, but in my frustration of having corrupt files that i couldnt play, I search what i could and once satisfied with VLC I looked no further.
Well I also use VLC on my Windows machine (to make it easier for my girlfriend), but IMHO nothing beats MPlayer
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Well I also use VLC on my Windows machine (to make it easier for my girfried), but IMHO nothing beats MPlayer

I'll def. give it a try. thanks for the tip.


...are you getting this loudorangecat?
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Unread Nov 6th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I wish Winamp had a Mac port...
There is this. But development kinda stopped ages ago...

http://www.macamplite.com/
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They should really restart development in a Mac OS X version of Winamp due to the high dissatisfaction of iTunes (high overhead, bulky as hell, missing codecs).

They could really give Apple a run for their money. I'd PAY Winamp for it.
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Yeah, I would love to see Winamp on Mac OS X. Wish it could be more than Windows based also a Mac OS X based.
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MPD (media player daemon). It has a nice server-client architecture with playlist management. You can get many clients for it (both CLI and GUI).
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They should really restart development in a Mac OS X version of Winamp due to the high dissatisfaction of iTunes (high overhead, bulky as hell, missing codecs).

They could really give Apple a run for their money. I'd PAY Winamp for it.
Winamp would be awesome if you could run it on Mac OS X, Winamp has the best and greatest selection of visualizations out of all of the Media Players. Mac OS X is truly lacking in terms of selection of Media Players. Sure they do have RealPlayer for Mac OS X but it features are extremely limited compared to its Windows Counterpart.
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