Program replacing iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HeroBiX, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. HeroBiX, Jan 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011

    HeroBiX macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2010
    Iam searching if there is a better music player for Mac then iTunes?

    I dont like VLC for music

    I just have a feeling that iTunes dosn't give me what I want
    When I rip my CDs to iTunes, what is the best compression? Iam using Apple Loss Less, is there something thats better?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    What gives you that feeling? Have you tried iTunes? What is it that you want, that iTunes doesn't do?
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    Just what do you want that iTunes doesn't provide you? :confused:
  4. Highcroft macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    There's Songbird but I still think iTunes is the best music player for Mac.
  5. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    Apple lossless is the way to go. I rip all my cds to it and I even put it on my iPod Touch lossless. Lossless is just that... indistinguishable from the cd.

    Can you tell us what you don't like about iTunes? I actually like it. I've organized all my music in folders and smart playlists by artist, album, song. All have artwork. It wasn't hard to do.
  6. HeroBiX thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2010
    just a feeling I got, dont know were it came from. probably just me being silly =)

    But it would be great to have some music players to choose from anyway =)
  7. elektrik macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2011
    I'm happy with the playing, but the library organization and lack of customization ability seems really lacking. In fact, that's the only reason I run Parallels/Win7 so that I can use Tag & Rename to clean up the mess that iTunes makes of my cd imports.

    For example, I just bought a new album from a band that features guest vocals by several different people on different tracks. iTunes sets the artist to the guest vocalist rather than the band, and creates directories for those artists, rather than put it under the main band where I want it. I also want a specific filename format (# - Artist - Album - Track name.extension). Not with iTunes.

    I also want the option to customize my directory naming. I want my archive to have directory names that include the release year so I can see things in chrono order. Not with iTunes.

    For now, I rip (lossless) using Toast and then use Tag&Rename then import into iTunes.

    So as I'm about to rip hundreds of CDs to put in my shared NAS library, I want it to be how I want it to be. But like other areas of Apple-world, it seems they've decided how things are going to be run (no Flash for you!) rather than letting the user decide. It sucks to have to run it all through a multi-step Mac/Win process to get what I want.

    Anybody have suggestions for a single Mac-only solution for ripping/naming/organizing?
  8. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Good luck. And let me know if you have managed it.

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