Alternative to iTunes? 16 replies

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Snow_Flake

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#1 10 years ago

I am looking for a reliable programme to play my iTunes music. The iTunes client for me stops me from listening to music and using photoshop at the same time. Ones of them crashes or both after a while. So is there a alternative that has low memory usage.




Junk angel

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#2 10 years ago

If just listening to music

winamp foobar songbird wmp (is better than itunes imho)

If you need it because of the ipod

songbird winamp foobar (my favorite currently) or any of the other

10 Alternatives to iTunes for managing your iPod - Simple Help

To be honest I tried itunes once, and stop using it after seeing it's memory usage and the fact it died when it was trying to open my music (all of it) Not to mention I don't like the interface.

On the other hand, foobar keeps a nice 40k even when it opens everything - even stuff over the network, and you can more or less can make it look however you want. And I think it even has plugins for itunes lossy and lossless audio formats.




Snow_Flake

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#3 10 years ago

These all play mp4s?




Junk angel

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#4 10 years ago

I would say yes. If WMP can play them, anything can :P




Snow_Flake

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#5 10 years ago

WMP can't. Or my version at least. Ill update and see.




Snow_Flake

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#6 10 years ago

nope.




kow_ciller

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#7 10 years ago

Im pretty sure you can play mp4's on winamp and most 3rd party made apps.




Junk angel

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#8 10 years ago

actually WMP can with the right codec packs :P Mine can for instance.

But just checked the foobar page and this is what it should support natively

Core features

* Audio formats supported natively: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC / Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA, WMA, Matroska. * Full unicode support. * Customizable user interface layout. * Advanced tagging capabilities. * Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component. * ReplayGain support - both playback and calculation. * Gapless playback support * Customizable keyboard shortcuts. * Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player

Features added using optional official components

* Audio formats supported through official components: APE, ALAC. * Playback statistics. * Kernel streaming support. * ASIO support. * WASAPI output support.

Also keep in mind, that the iTunes mp3 encoder is horrendously badly optimsed and 320CBR mpr3's can be reduced by much as 20% in size as opposed to lame encoded ones.




C38368

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#9 10 years ago

foobar2k.

There is no discussion here, unless you need a native Linux app. It's small, fast and configurable to no end.




Junk angel

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#10 10 years ago

Would only love to see some old panels_UI skins get ported for colums. Since most of the column ones are just too ugly for liking :P But I know of someone working on at least one.




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