OS 9, and default apps

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    suclearnub

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    So I decided to get SheepShaver and OS9 because I had too much time on my hands. I want to use another app for playing my music, but QuickTime is used instead. Help?
     
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    motulist

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    If I understand your question correctly, it sounds like you're asking for the name of an OS 9 app that plays MP3 files. It depends on what type of music player app you want. If you want a full featured music organization app, then you could simply use the old OS9 version of iTunes.

    EDIT:

    If you just want a simple audio file player, then definitely the far and away best one was/is SoundApp.

    http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~franke/SoundApp/
     
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    Yeah, but whenever I double click on any MP3 file, QuickTime plays, and I don't want that to happen. How can I change what app plays the music when I double click?
     
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    motulist

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    I believe you do it like this. Select any audio file in the finder, hit command-i (or apple-i), then where it says "open this file with:" and in that menu select the app you prefer, then click the option that says something like "always open this file type using this app."
     
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    suclearnub

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    This works in OSX, but not in OS9. Searched all over the interwebz, but to no avail.
     
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    Mr. Retrofire

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    What happens, if you click “Select...”? Can you select iTunes?
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    I don't know, but iTunes wasn't included in OS 9. The highest version of iTunes for OS 9 is 2, which you can pick up here.
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    Ah, file type and creator codes are what determines what app things open with in OS 9. Sadly, OS 9 gives you no easy way to change these on a global basis. You can change them on a per-file basis, though - many OS 9 apps, SoundApp included, will offer to change the codes to theirs upon using the app to open a file.
     

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