An alternative to iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ungraphic, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    As the thread title says.

    Is there any software out there, thats as library feature rich as iTunes, or like a Foobar imitation for mac without all the BLOAT thats become of iTunes?

    Basically, I just want an mp3 player ONLY. I don't need nor do I want support for ipods, iTV, iPhones, Apps, music stores, wireless speakers, podcasts, tv shows, ringtones, or any other crap thats become of itunes.

    I *just* want a simple application to display my library in an organized fashion with radio support and is LIGHT on system resources.

    Any advice?

    Personally I think apple should go back to the drawing board with iTunes or just rename it to iMedia.
     
  2. ungraphic thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ungraphic

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    The best one of all those is Songbird, however its based on mozilla (i believe?) and is a bit bloated itself. I had it installed not long ago to see its memory usage and its quite high as well.

    I'm really hope iTunes gets a serious optimization with the release of Snow Leopard. When I'm working on, ya know, important stuff and have music running in the background, I don't like running a massive application just to simply play some mp3s.
     
  3. BayouBengal macrumors regular

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    Songbird comes to mind. I've downloaded it and used it a little bit but ended up switching back to iTunes as I need iPod syncing.
     
  4. ironman159 macrumors regular

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    Oh! Pick mine! PLEASE! Windows Media Player!!!
     
  5. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  6. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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