6 iTunes Alternatives for Mac

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DevinMariah

Currently, there are a lot of music player tools available for Mac in the market and people are not limited to iTunes. Not considering to sync to an iOS device, there are many alternatives on the list. What I use most is Macgo Blu-ray player for it's really convenient to work as an all-in-one media tool capable of music, audio and video.

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chirpity

There are no alternatives to iTunes because nothing else will sync an iOS device,

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digital.discuss

I bought Swinsian, as it both let's me interface with my music collection and saves edits back to iTunes. Meaning my collection is in iTunes and in Swinsian. Swinsian also allows for a second iTunes Library on an external disk and won't fudge if that disk isn't available. This iTunes won't do.

This way I can sync with iTunes, but do all the work in Swinsian. Swinsian also does sync to older iPods directly.

Another alternative would be to use apps like diskaid to sync with your iOS device. It's very useful and gives more freedom than what iTunes does.

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jd007

Hi digital.discuss, are you saying that Swinsian doesn't import and duplicate your iTunes library, it just accesses it? You say Swinsian "saves edits back to iTunes", but then you say "my collection is in iTunes and in Swinsian", so I'm a bit confused.

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b9bot1

At the price of free, Ecoute easily has most of the features anyone would need. JRiver's MediaCenter requires you to import all of your media into its own library, time consuming, and eats up a lot of drive space to have two libraries full of media. Plus it costs $40.00 which is twice the price of the most expensive software tested here. So I don't think that's a hands down winner considering iTunes is also free as well. It would have to do a lot more which I didn't see scanning through the Alpha features and don't want to try it because like I said before, I don't want two libraries taking up my hard drive space.

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John Eje Thelin

Since AlbumPlayer is sadly not available for the Mac, the only real option is JRiver's MediaCenter, which may still be in beta, but beats all these contenders hands down in every category.

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