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Foobar for Mac?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I was surprised not to see a Foobar for Mac. Is
there a reason it hasn't been ported or did I just
miss the google results? I don't actually own a
Mac, but I was thinking about getting a Mac
laptop for music & so on, but also want the
ability to play all the stuff that usually shows
up on a PC.
post #2 of 6
Its only available for MS Windows because the developer made it that way.
The source are closed, and from what i remember also very Windows specific. So there will probably never be a native Foobar2000 version for Mac OS X..

That said, you can use Darwine to run Foobar2000 on an Intel Mac.
Or use any of the other audio players out there...
post #3 of 6
Is there anything particularly wrong with iTunes or converting your files to be compatible with iTunes?
post #4 of 6
vlc will play anything on the mac you want to play
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by grawk View Post
vlc will play anything on the mac you want to play
But it will usually do a pretty bad job at it. IMO, it's always been a jack of all trades, master at none.

There are other non-iTunes options available that are probably better suited to audio, such as Cog and Play.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by iPodschun View Post
Is there anything particularly wrong with iTunes or converting your files to be compatible with iTunes?
I suppose not. I have several dozen cds converted to ogg
that I don't want to re-rip for iTunes though. I think there
is a dll or something where I can play those files in iTunes.
I just want the files & the player to be as cross-platform
as possible, don't want to be stuck with one type of
player or have to start re-ripping later on. New cds that
I get will probably be converted to flac, since the price
of hard drives keep dropping fast.

Edit: Also, my iRiver 140 plays ogg files & it only has
a 40G drive, so flac or other sizes might not be optimal
for its size.
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