View Full Version : Audio players other than iTunes?

31st January 2008, 07:35 PM
Hey guys

I'm hoping someone can help me out here? I love iTunes but i have one problem. i HATE how everything I play gets friggin imported into a library and it just builds and builds until without me realizing i have 2-3 copies of each of track.

Is there any Media player some one can recommend to me so that i can just play music from the directory i have it stored? Or is there a way iTunes can just play from directory rather than copy the file first?

Any help would be grateful...

31st January 2008, 07:46 PM
In the 'advanced' tab in Preferences, uncheck 'keep my iTunes library organised'. That will leave your files where you want them.

31st January 2008, 08:10 PM
And uncheck the 'copy files to iTunes music folder when adding to library' isn't it?

31st January 2008, 08:25 PM
Yeah, that too.

31st January 2008, 08:26 PM
ahhhh thank champs!

31st January 2008, 09:13 PM
Why not select show duplicates and remove duplicates manually?

1st February 2008, 12:34 AM
What options are there apart from iTunes, though? What if you think the whole iTunes interface is fugly and counter-intuitive and suffering more bloat than an alpha build of Vista?

I still love and use Audion, but even though it's now free (and was Steve's first choice when he went hunting for software for his new music player) it's stuck in PowerPC Land ... what else exists that people like?

1st February 2008, 06:56 AM
Not many decent alternatives besides iTunes and Audion it seems.. perhaps Winamp whilst running in Parallels? or perhaps another alternative like Floola? or Songbird?

1st February 2008, 07:44 AM
MacAmp? http://www.macamplite.com/

1st February 2008, 07:55 AM
MacAmp? http://www.macamplite.com/

Wow it exists for OS X? I used to use the very early alpha of MacAmp for OS 8/9 on a Powerbook 1400/166 - it was the only MP3 playback program I could find that would run in the background without chopping up and let me type in real-time :D


1st February 2008, 07:57 AM
Its old but it'll do :)

1st February 2008, 08:44 AM
to be honest? if winamp was ported for osx, with ipod support? I'd switch back to that in an instant!

1st February 2008, 08:51 AM
There's Cog - http://cogx.org/
and Play - http://sbooth.org/Play/

And a bunch of others around.

1st February 2008, 09:01 AM
I use VLC - like we all do - to play movie files of all descriptions. It's good to set it to the mp3 extension as well. If I want something in iTunes I drag into the library, if I want something played once, I'll double click and play in VLC.