alternative to vlc?

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  1. Turian.Spectre macrumors regular

    Turian.Spectre

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    itunes not an option. i just want a good audio player which doesnt crash all the time like vlc! but can play a lot of formats. whats good out there?
     
  2. Turian.Spectre thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmmm. looks a little too much. i just want something to play 1 song at a time that i double click on, without worrying about libraries, or anything else.
     
  3. Turian.Spectre thread starter macrumors regular

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    if i double click a new song with cog, it just adds it to the playlist. need something to play right away like vlc. but without the constant crashing!
     
  4. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    Quicklook?

    Or does that not play enough formats?
     
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    I just started using Vox today actually. So far it's been a great audio player replacement from what I've seen and used and the interface looks cool to boot.
     
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    Are you using the latest VLC version? Or why is it "always" crashing? What kind of audio formats do you want to play?
     
  8. Turian.Spectre thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perfect!!! and you can even change colors. with my regular use, has not crashed even once. awesome. thank you thank you
     
  9. Turian.Spectre thread starter macrumors regular

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    normally i play mp3, and aac (m4a itunes format) when i work on my music i listen to what i want to keep and what to trash, im bad with names, but very fast once i listen to the song. so normally i click on it, listen 1-2 seconds, move on to the next. that quick switching usually has vlc crashing. i use the latest version on snow leopard. 1.1.3

    just fyi now, since i got have VOX =DDDDD
     
  10. Turian.Spectre thread starter macrumors regular

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    i take that back. vox has bugs. ie: only sees the first 25 seconds of duration of some songs, but plays past that. so cant fast forward...
     
  11. Turian.Spectre thread starter macrumors regular

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    double clicking a new song opens a second quicktime window. not so quick, and wastes my time...
     
  12. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    If you are just playing MP3s and AACs, i dont' see why you can't use Quicklook.

    It's even native to OS X...all you need to do is press space bar when you have highlighted the relevant file.
     
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    OMG. i didnt even know such a thing existed... not with music anyways, i only thought it was for pics. thanks. that works =)
     

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