Need a lightweight music player

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by csucollegian, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. csucollegian macrumors newbie

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    I love iTunes and I usually have music playing in the background when I'm working on my MBP... Only problem is it takes up alot of resources when I have different Apps open and I hate having to close iTunes first among them, which means no music...

    What is a free, lightweight music player to download? Any recommendations?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What are the specs on your computer?
    How much memory do you have?
    What OS are your running? Tiger? Leopard? Snow Leopard?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. csucollegian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I listed the specs below. I usually have Firefox, Mail, MSWord, iTunes and sometimes Fusion all fired up when I'm working...


    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    OS: Snow Leopard
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Fusion is what is killing you with only 2 GB of RAM

    The best advice is to upgrade to 4 GB
    It is the cheapest and simplest way to improve your performance in OSX and in Fusion

    Sorry, I know that isn't really what you asked


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. csucollegian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It gets slow when I am running alot of applications even without Fusion. I have been planning to get a memory upgrade sometime in the future though. I think having a lightweight music player would be ok for now :)
     
  6. csucollegian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that but it asked me to pay and register in order to play more than 5 songs. :(

    Are there any other player that's free and works like Everplay? Still open for suggestions...
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    VLC? it can hold you library and stuff.

    quick time if you are desperate. ;)
     
  8. sidefx macrumors regular

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    what drives me nuts is everytime i try to listen to downloaded music clips it plays in iTunes but also imports it. So after listening I have to delete it to keep it from importing to my ipod.
     

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