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What app to play music on Mac?
ZK_audio
post Oct 2 2007, 11:06
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Hi All,

Converting to Mac shortly and want to know best audio playback software for mac? I need it to play Flac as that is all I use. Is there anything like Foobar2000 on mac? blink.gif

Only one I have found is cog other then that Im lost.
btw I wasnt sure if this was the right forum for this but eh! cool.gif

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Brent
post Oct 2 2007, 12:00
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I use Play.
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post Oct 2 2007, 12:07
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Songbird is very nice looking. It plays FLAC, but has issues with FLAC tags. It's also kind of slow to load if you have a huge library. I use Cog for most of my FLAC playing on my Mac. I'll try Songbird's next release and see if I like it more, but it's definitely worth checking out.
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post Oct 2 2007, 12:24
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Songbird looks good indeed, but its very buggy and crashes every three songs here. While Play doesn't do some stuff that I'd like to see, it's pretty stable and plays FLAC.
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post Oct 2 2007, 12:42
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QUOTE (Brent @ Oct 2 2007, 12:00) *
I use Play.


Got a link for this? It's proving very difficult to Google for...


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post Oct 2 2007, 13:29
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QUOTE (danbee @ Oct 2 2007, 11:42) *
QUOTE (Brent @ Oct 2 2007, 12:00) *

I use Play.


Got a link for this? It's proving very difficult to Google for...



macupdate.com

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Emanuel
post Oct 2 2007, 14:16
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VLC Media Player plays FLAC perfectly.

EDIT: Added link.

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post Oct 2 2007, 15:53
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Play, Cog, Songbird, VLC, and iTunes (with plugins), ...
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post Oct 2 2007, 16:16
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QUOTE (danbee @ Oct 2 2007, 05:42) *
QUOTE (Brent @ Oct 2 2007, 12:00) *

I use Play.


Got a link for this? It's proving very difficult to Google for...


You'll find it at sbooth.org. Stephen Booth has written a few OS X audio programs.

He's got Max, a ripper, Play a jukebox program, and Tag a tagging program, as well as a few other bits and pieces.
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post Oct 2 2007, 20:57
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QUOTE (Nick E @ Oct 2 2007, 10:16) *
QUOTE (danbee @ Oct 2 2007, 05:42) *

QUOTE (Brent @ Oct 2 2007, 12:00) *

I use Play.


Got a link for this? It's proving very difficult to Google for...


You'll find it at sbooth.org. Stephen Booth has written a few OS X audio programs.

He's got Max, a ripper, Play a jukebox program, and Tag a tagging program, as well as a few other bits and pieces.


There is also Cog.
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post Oct 2 2007, 21:20
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http://www.stigc.dk/projects/JavaTunes/
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post Oct 2 2007, 23:48
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- iTunes
- Foobar under parallels 3.0 in coherence-mode
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post Oct 3 2007, 07:47
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QUOTE (ZK_audio @ Oct 2 2007, 22:06) *
Hi All,

Converting to Mac shortly and want to know best audio playback software for mac? I need it to play Flac as that is all I use. Is there anything like Foobar2000 on mac? blink.gif


As far as I can tell, most players for the Mac organise your music on the iTunes database model. I prefer something that follows a hierarchical directory structure, and I've only found VLC, and Audion 3 which is no longer developed and isn't recompiled for Intel, but whose way of building playlists from directory structures I prefer to VLC.

If I am wrong, I'd be delighted to be told of other players that follow directories, rather than needing precise tagging.

Michael
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post Oct 3 2007, 08:03
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Everyone seems to be forgetting my music player of choice for OS X. mpd.

And Thermin is a pretty good client for it too.
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post Oct 9 2007, 20:18
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QUOTE (MichaelW @ Oct 3 2007, 07:47) *
As far as I can tell, most players for the Mac organise your music on the iTunes database model. I prefer something that follows a hierarchical directory structure (...)

Me too! smile.gif You can check out Cog which is still quite young, but has a file drawer showing the file system structure.

More info here:
http://osx.iusethis.com/app/cog
And on the developer's site:
http://cogx.org/
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post Oct 15 2007, 07:11
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Cog for a lightweight player, Play for a more full featured iTunes-like playlist features (and applying ReplayGain!), but my favorite for fully networked, cross-platform, open-source, geeked out music enjoyment is the SlimServer/Squeezebox/SoftSqueeze system. Best thing since sliced bread.

Portable: Big iPod with Rockbox installed.

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post Oct 15 2007, 07:29
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QUOTE (MichaelW @ Oct 2 2007, 22:47) *
If I am wrong, I'd be delighted to be told of other players that follow directories, rather than needing precise tagging.

Michael


Slimserver builds a database, and especially with the Erland plug-ins, fully leverages tags, but you can play just by browsing the music folder hierarchy too. It can also guess tags pretty well based on one's folder hierarchy structure.

FB2K works fine under Parallels for playing flac, converting, tagging, etc, works over the network fine, but for me it won't play or rip from the optical drive, though it can see the files enough to identify them.

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