Hate iTunes? Use Tiny Player For Mac

iTunes is bloated. If you just want to play some MP3s like you did in the old days, try Tiny Player for Mac.

So tiny!Screenshot: Nick Douglas/Tiny Player

Download, drag to Applications and open. (If your Mac doesn't want to open this "unrecognised" app, open with the right-click menu.)

Tiny Player doesn't have the many features of iTunes, or even of VLC. It has no equaliser, or cover art, or "related music." It just plays your music files, in the order you tell it, with or without shuffle and repeat. Good.

Tiny Player also plays FLAC, AAC, AIFF and WAV files. (Playing FLAC requires High Sierra, as I learned after an extremely pretentious attempt to play a vinyl-ripped copy of "Tubular Bells 2003.") It can save and open m3u playlists.

For more features, like Last.fm integration, folder view, and a media browser, try the classic lightweight Mac music player Cog.


Comments

    Another good one is Swinsian. It’s basically iTunes without all the crap. It isn’t free, but is worth it since it’s just ‘buy once’ software. Best feature of it would be its ability to change your audio interface settings (sample rate and bit depth) automatically to match the music you’re playing; handy if you’ve got a mix of 16bit/44.1kHz and 24bit/96kHz music.

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