or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Computer Audio › Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes - Page 144

post #2146 of 3310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torai View Post
 

I use Cog, and am quite happy with it.

If you like COG you might be happier with VOX, it's slick and fits in better on OSX.

post #2147 of 3310
Why does Vox sound so much darker than Cog? Anyone?
post #2148 of 3310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Why does Vox sound so much darker than Cog? Anyone?

I don't know if it sounds better, but to me the interface is far superior.

 

I do think A+ and other up sampling libs sound better but I could just be that it brings the audiofool out in me ;)

 

Then again it could be that these things depend upon your partnering equipment, or maybe by saying that I'm guilty of one or more on this list.

http://www.thewelltemperedcomputer.com/Fun/Woo.htm

post #2149 of 3310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twangsta View Post
 

If you like COG you might be happier with VOX, it's slick and fits in better on OSX.

Thanks for the suggestion. Are you talking about the UI ? I'll try later today

post #2150 of 3310
I don't like the UI on Vox. If I could make it full - screen it might be better. It definitely sounds warmer than either Cog or JRiver.
post #2151 of 3310

Anyone know how to control Audirvana Plus in standalone mode through iPad without involving iTunes at all?

post #2152 of 3310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torai View Post

Thanks for the suggestion. Are you talking about the UI ? I'll try later today

Yes. Just the Ui. I think it's great. But I guess it's a personal thing as zorrofox above would like some thing different.

But I bought the snake oil mad love audrivana+, personally. I love the iTunes integration and the upsampling. Feel spoilt using the remote on my ipad in bed. Technology has come a long way, it's ridiculous.
post #2153 of 3310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

Anyone know how to control Audirvana Plus in standalone mode through iPad without involving iTunes at all?

Maybe some sort of Remote Desktop app?
post #2154 of 3310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twangsta View Post

Maybe some sort of Remote Desktop app?

Try Screen VNC by Edovia. Works great within your home LAN. You can even control your desktop over the internet. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2155 of 3310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

Anyone know how to control Audirvana Plus in standalone mode through iPad without involving iTunes at all?

Remote Desktop or implementing your own api to remotely control Audirvana are the only ways in standalone mode since Audirvana itself doesn't have any server module to be accessed through network.

A good alternative for Mac to iTunes+Audirvana in order to have a remote access to your music library and control the playback would be the Music Player Daemon server which can ben installed on OS X and whose the Ipad client app. is pretty well designed.

post #2156 of 3310
Or use JRiver which has an official iOS app and an unofficial Android app (Gizmo).
post #2157 of 3310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

Anyone know how to control Audirvana Plus in standalone mode through iPad without involving iTunes at all?


http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

Free.

post #2158 of 3310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

Anyone know how to control Audirvana Plus in standalone mode through iPad without involving iTunes at all?

Just use the Apple's remote app. I think it has more than enough basic operations, yet simple. I don't like to control the whole desktop - just the music player itself.

post #2159 of 3310

Apple's remote app can be used for controlling Apple products such as iTunes and Apple TV but not other third-party applications. But Lohb want to control Audirvana Plus without involving iTunes at all (running in standalone mode instead of iTunes integrated mode). Instead I have been using Rowmote Pro app on my iPhone 5 to control all applications include latest Audirvana Plus 1.5.12 in Mac OS 10.9.3 on iMac without any issue. In fact if you have jailbroken Apple TV, it can be used for Apple TV as well and you can forget about Apple Remote app all together. Rowmote Pro app is Apple Magic Trackpad and Apple Remote Control rolled into one with smooth handling of user gestures.

post #2160 of 3310

Thanks littletree for pointing that out. I didn't read carefully and thought Audirvana has a separate mode for iTunes-like remote app just like I do with foobar2000.

Quote:
You can remote control playback using the iPad/iPhone Apple Remote App that controls iTunes. You use the iTunes integrated mode of Audirvana Plus for this. In this mode iTunes acts only as a remote control for A+.

If your files that are not recognized natively by iTunes (e.g. FLAC, Cue Sheets, DSD, …) you can use the “Add Files to iTunes” command in the Audirvana Plus menu to create small proxy files that’ll be catalogued in iTunes and enable playing of all those files using the iPad/iPhone Remote app.

For desktop remote app, I used Splashtop occasionally on my iPad. On the iPhone it would be painful for your eyes, that's why I still prefer the simpler music-only remote if available.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Audio
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Computer Audio › Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes