iPod A player that plays most formats, and in which I can keep a library.

prettyvisitor

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Just got a mac and I've got loads of music, of which much is wma format - which of course doesn't play in itunes. I downloaded realplayer and vlc but I can't keep a library in them and I'm not too keen on converting all of it. Looking for player that will play most formats, (or at least wma and mp3) but will also keep a library...

Cheers!
 

GGJstudios

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Depending on the size of your library, you'll probably be better off to bite the bullet and convert to a more universal format and use iTunes.
 
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Fishrrman

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I would suggest using a conversion utility like "EasyWMA" to convert them all to mp3 format.

I've used it a few times and it does the job.

EasyWMA _may_ do "batch conversions" as well to convert entire groups of files, but never tried to do that here.

There are a few other conversion utilities out there, as well.

The Mac and wma files just don't play well together. Best route is to convert and use with something like iTunes...

- John
 
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GermanSuplex

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Does Media Monkey support wma? I'd imagine it does. That's a good little library manager. Supports and syncs to lots of players too.
 
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prettyvisitor

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Nov 28, 2009
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Thanks for all the responses.
I'm actually still stuck, mediamonkey seems good but there's no version for mac, while doubletwist won't work for me, I have no idea why. I install it, but it won't start for me.
As for converting, easyWMA will probably be my last resort as I'd rather go free. Most are paying though. One that looked promising was switch, it's free, but again, didn't work for me. If anyone knows of any other free converters or any more ideas on a player it would be much appreciated!
Cheers
 
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wywern209

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do you rly want to know?
Thanks for all the responses.
I'm actually still stuck, mediamonkey seems good but there's no version for mac, while doubletwist won't work for me, I have no idea why. I install it, but it won't start for me.
As for converting, easyWMA will probably be my last resort as I'd rather go free. Most are paying though. One that looked promising was switch, it's free, but again, didn't work for me. If anyone knows of any other free converters or any more ideas on a player it would be much appreciated!
Cheers
why don't u just just try re-ripping? that may sound tedious but this way, u will save ur self time spent hunting for that perfect software.
 
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bloodycape

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So far the best media player software I have used on OSX is Songbird. Its loading is a bit slow but it can play almost any audio file out there and the interface is fairly customizable/skinnable.
 
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prettyvisitor

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Nov 28, 2009
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Ah yes! Thanks very much. Songbird is exactly what I wanted - it's excellent!
Cheers for the post and thanks to everyone else who responded as well
 
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LoganT

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Unless you have pirated all that WMA music (I find that hard to believe because well no one uses WMA) you should probably re-rip the CD's to MP3 or AAC. You lose quality when you convert from one lossy format to another lossy format.
 
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