Preferred Audio Players 2010

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mike31mets, Aug 3, 2010.

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What Audio Player do you use?

Poll closed Aug 18, 2010.
  1. iTunes ([url]http://www.apple.com/itunes/[/url] )

    15 vote(s)
    78.9%
  2. Cog ([url]http://cogx.org/[/url] )

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Play ([url]http://sbooth.org/Play/[/url] )

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Vox ([url]http://www.voxapp.uni.cc/[/url] )

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  5. SongBird ([url]http://getsongbird.com/[/url] )

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  6. Other

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  7. None

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. mike31mets macrumors member

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    #1
    This is going to be a series of threads/polls with the main objective of finding out what applications the members of MacRumors use. These threads/polls are not meant for discussion on whether or not one application is better than another or to ask any questions about these particular applications. It's only purpose is to discuss what application you use (or don't use) as it pertains to the topic. The goal is to collect these series of threads in the end and compile a list of all the polls so that members can view what the members of MacRumors use most often. The applications listed in the poll are by no means definitive and/or complete. If you use another application, vote Other and post the name so others can look into it. Even if you don't use any of the applications listed, you can simply click None. I've tried to list as many applications as I could find for the particular topic. Some are paid, some are free. Some cover all versions of OS X, others only a few versions.

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    This particular thread focuses on Audio Players for OS X. While iTunes is probably used by many due to the iPod and iPhone, it certainly isn't the only application out there to listen to music. So what audio player do you use for your music?

    1. iTunes (http://www.apple.com/itunes/ )
    2. Cog (http://cogx.org/ )
    3. Play (http://sbooth.org/Play/ )
    4. Vox (http://www.voxapp.uni.cc/ )
    5. SongBird (http://getsongbird.com/ )
    6. Other
    7. None
     
  2. Stinkysteve macrumors member

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    Westchester County, NY
    #2
    iTunes for the most part, and VLC media player for other formats, (until there is an easy fix for playing FLAC files).
     
  3. demingy macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Have you tried Fluke to get FLAC files into iTunes? I've been using it for all of my FLAC files, haven't had any problems yet.

    Forgot to add - I voted "Other" for Ecoute
     
  4. R94N macrumors 68020

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  5. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    #5
    iTunes, unfortunately. I truly hate it, it's a bloated piece of crap with poor features.

    Alas, all the alternatives aren't any better. All mentioned in this thread except Songbird are basically dead, no development for years. Songbird still feels more like they've crammed a music player on top of Firefox, it just doesn't work well.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #6
    I use iTunes and Vox. iTunes manages my music library, while Vox plays some of those oddball formats iTunes does not.
     
  7. Big Bad D macrumors regular

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    France
    #7
    Ecoute - as a front end to my iTunes library. And VLC for other miscellaneous music files that I don't want to put on iTunes.
     
  8. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

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    Prescott, AZ
    #8
    I've actually discovered a media program called Plex. It organizes not only your music, but also your movies. It has an awesome feature where you can search for your favorite videos on the web (youtube, hulu, etc) through the program itself. It's pretty flippin sweet haha
     
  9. Stinkysteve macrumors member

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    Location:
    Westchester County, NY
    #9

    Thanks for the tip, I will give it a run this weekend.
     

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