I noticed a post on this topic from a few years ago and thought I would try again - are there any alternatives to iTunes these days. I am super frustrated with iTunes 8 and 9, specifically due to freezing while using airtunes with my four Airport Expresses. I'm now fairly convinced I am experiencing an iTunes isolated problems and not AE problem. So if I can use something just for playback and still manage library with itunes I would be happy. Any thoughts?