iTunes seems to much - simplicity?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gwon, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. gwon macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2005
    Is there a more streamlined (and GOOD) audio player for OSX? iTunes strikes me as being slightly too meaty if its just being used as a player, and not as a big media jukebox type thing.

    Im very new to the world of Apple, so hopefully someone wont pop in and say, "surely youve heard of MacAmp" :)

  2. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    Actually, we pretty much all use iTunes. If you're just looking to play a single song though, quicktime will do the trick. There are some others out there, but most are older, and none of them feel as nice as iTunes.
  3. gwon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2005
  4. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    You can always keep iTunes open and press the green button to collapse the player down. OSX will take care of memory management so it won't seem like such a hog.
  5. Nutter macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2005
    London, England
  6. Zoowatch macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    Sheffield, UK
    u are the first mac user i've met who doesn't think that iTunes is the best music player for Mac

    it's not because it's made by Apple

    but the interface, the simplicity and the functions it delivers really blow the competitors away...
  7. PCheese macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2004
    In the preferences, you can disable the iTunes Music Store and all the other stuff you don't want. You can hide or show columns in the song list and reduce it to song - album - artist for example, and hide album art... it's pretty easy to configure it to be "simple".
  8. caribiner23 macrumors regular


    Feb 15, 2005
    If I want to bring up a small, quick music-playing app, I use Audion.

    Otherwise, I use iTunes like the rest of the crowd.

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