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VLC is by far the best. Fast, extensible, and versatile. You can play just about any format video, Video_TS file, remote disks, remote streams, even pipe the output of a command into it to play. Can you say on the fly video manipulation? That's VLC. Not to mention the main selling point, it's free. Quicktime? Slow. Plugins? Hokey. Alternatives? Either ...


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Its more of an audio editor than a player, so might not be exactly what you want, but Fission from Rogue Amoeba is an excellent tool that displays the waveform of the loaded audio file. You can zoom in and out of portions of the audio and drag the play point to wherever you wish.


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I vastly prefer the experience of using Quicktime with a little help from Perian and Flip4Mac to give it compatability with 90% of the video I need to play. For the rare stubborn video that does not want to cooperate with that setup, I break out VLC, because of VLC can't play it, it's just not going to play.


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I like Movist. It has the format flexibility of VLC, but with a nicer Mac-like interface.


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I suggested you try SongBird. also you can choose: PicoPlay VoxApp Banshee


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Quick Look won't let you do this. Mainly because the core audio/video stuff behind quicktime doesn't support it. The easiest way to do this would honestly be to use VLC. This supports both file types you mention. The other way is to check out Perian, which gives you a bunch of extra codecs. Personally, I would try the VLC way first. You won't be able to ...


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VirtualDJ Home Version (free)


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After doing a Google quest for a free audio player I found Instinctiv. It has a great UI and Mac look and calls itself "A Better Music Experience". Is anyone aware of this application? How do you feel about it? After a little test drive with the software I can say that it really is an enjoyable experience and the announced smart shuffle is a nice feature. ...


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I hope you have a secondary storage solution for FLAC audio files. I do :). I understand the allure of FLAC, I do everything I can to get my media in FLAC or at least some lossless format that I archive. There are a lot of benefits to keeping lossless files around, but playing them via any conventional player is (in my own opinion, of course) not one of ...


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You can use RCDefaultApp, it's a freeware System Preference Pane that works in Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger and Panther. You must go to "Extension tab" and find .WAV in the list and change the Defallt Application.


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VLC is a nice player, but if you want something more Mac OS-like, try Lunettes (download link beta 8 is the last one at the time of writing). Basically, it's VLC rewritten fully in 64 bits and Obj-C. You do not have to build it yourself ! Just extract the .app from the zip file, that's all.


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I know this is an old question, but I was searching for this same answer, and found a great solution. Subliminal will allow you to set up a cron job, (or manually enter from CLI) whole directory trees, and download subtitles. You can also set it up as a post processor for SABNzbd or SickBeard or CouchPotato. It's working great for me.


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Capo Audacity GarageBand SoundCloud app for Mac OS X These programs all have different purposes. Some are commercial and some are free. Each of them will do what you want.


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The VLC media player is probably best suited. It is Free It plays .wav (and almost 100% of anything else out there) It shows the Playback Speed settings. It allows speed setting as fine as 0.04 X increments.


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Transitions Player (free)


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Recently Added is a smart playlist. In iTunes, select it, go to File → Edit Smart Playlist, and change the criteria. For example: Re-syncing your iPhone will apply these changes.


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Let me see if I understand your concerns. You want an app with a single deck interface that takes up the entire screen, but all the DJ apps out there all use a split-screen dual-deck interface with no single deck option. Is that right? How about this? It's the only DJ app with a single deck interface I can find so far. Got cue points, loops, effect, the ...


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This is deliberate from Apple and you will not be able to take screen shots using DVD player. You can either use VLC and then a screen shot program (Cmd-3 and Cmd-4 works for me), or transcode your DVD to a QuickTime movie using Handbrake (which may take too long for you to find it interesting). The latter will allow you to use QuickTime player which can ...


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Vox (free with in-app purchase) A great simple application for music playing. I love this app. It's sooo simple to use and to use. It also integrates nicely with your iTunes library (if you so desire).


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A PS3 will do a great job of it. That's what I use. The only downside is that a PS3 won't natively play mkv files, but you can use PS3 Media Server to live-transcode and stream from your computer to the PS3.


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Subsmarine from cocoawithchurros provides a commercial solution.


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Hm, I'm maybe not fully understand the question, but the VLC player cannot do the job? You can drag into the playlist window any music files (in fact any multimedia files), can rearrange them manually and so on.. so use the VLC as a music player and not as a video-player.


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You can use OPlayer HD to watch your video on your iPad. There's also a free ad-supported version available


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Apartment Therapy has a decent roundup of non-iTunes music players for OS X. Unfortunately they don't seem to be updated terribly often, so you may not have much luck finding any with Retina support. iTunes' prevalence sort of crushes the rest of the market for music players, so the options are fairly limited. An alternative would be to use X Lossless ...


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I use VLC. It's free, supports a long-list of file formats (including FLAC), has a decent interface and will allow you to create playlists. This is a list of currently supported file formats: VLC playback Features


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After contacting a local Apple Store, I was informed that, the feature "Add all tracks" used in the playlist has been removed, and now you have to manually add each song or use iTunes to make the Playlist !!


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Are you aware of iTunes' option to remember the play position in a file? Right-click on any track (or select it and press Cmd-I) to open it.


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You can use -r to change the playback rate with afplay: afplay -r 1.1 file.wav


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I don't know of an explicit way (I doubt there is one), but ClickToFlash and Do Not Disturb mode (Option click the notification center icon to toggle) will cover most of those things. To disable the volume "popping" sound effect: open System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effects tab, and uncheck play feedback when sound is changed



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