A similar player than foobar ?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by vipeyre, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. vipeyre macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I just got myself a macbook pro as everybody told me how great it is compare to PC....

    I'm used to to Foobar on PC as a music library and cant find a player which does what I want on mac.
    I've seen Songbird, itunes, vlc and others but here's what I'd like to get on a player :
    - be able to delete the song (on the hardrive) strait from the library
    - using the rating used in foobar, songbird (an extra tag is added on the file, not like Itunes which save the rating on a external database)
    - as light as possible (no need of internet, lyrics, pictures of the album or videos player)
    - be able to take care of more than 150Go of musik
    - make me smile and make the sun out tomorrow :)

    Well, if anyone knows something which could work, you'll make me happy :D

    Cheers
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  3. vipeyre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    RRRooooooohhhhhh :confused:

    Come on, it sounds like talking as a defeated man :cool:

    I'm sure there is something good in Mac, otherwise, I'll start to dont believe the extra $500 I paid compare to a PC.

    :apple:Don't let me down !!!!
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I'm serious. There is nothing like Foobar for OS X. Well... I guess there is VLC.

    That is all I can think of. The reason there is no wide variety on OS X is because iTunes is pretty much the best, even if it is bloated and doesn't play some higher quality formats.
     
  5. vipeyre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, I'm not happy of my Mac now.... :eek:

    I could open a windows just for foobar :D that would be the best thing ever !
     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Unfortunately, the Mac platform is a minority platform and thus lacks developers. Maybe you could pressure the Foobar dev team to making a Mac version on the Foobar forums.

    EDIT: Slightly better news; someone has made a version using Wine (a Windows emulator/compatibility layer.) It isn't native and thus may run a little slow, but here you go. I'm afraid this is as good as it is getting at the moment. Other than that, I can only suggest you use iTunes, it isn't half as bad as it is on Windows.
     
  7. Hello Governor macrumors newbie

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    You can use FooBar

    you can totally use foobar all you have to do is install wine and winebottler (if you want to it as an application)

    once you have wine just click the wine icon at the top of the menu and choose the foobar.exe that you downloaded (or you should download)

    it may take a little time so be patient then it will come up with the install process

    it works like a charm
     
  8. hermiteu, Feb 29, 2012
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    hermiteu macrumors newbie

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    Cog

    I went on a quest for a Foobar alternative and found Cog to be satisfying. You can browse your folder structure within the program and built playlists with that. Enqueue is pretty nice too (just out of beta), but it had some problems with reading libraries from network drives (it starts to reindex them after disconnecting, which can take more than an hour). Since Cog can handle everything very fast without crashing or errors it became my favorite.

    Enqueue might become a nice alternative to Foobar one day. It indexes very slow compared to Foobar, so I guess we will have to wait until it's optimized. Cog doesn't index at all, that makes it very fast. It only reads the metadata when you add a folder/file to the playlist (this is simple drag and drop).
     
  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Use iTunes. I don't see anything on your list it can't do. Except make use of a costom tag some other music player added.

    It can rate songs, it can delete them and so on. OK except the make you happy part. I guess you can run you old music player in VMware. But that goes up against you "light weight" requirement.
     

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