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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If you go to control & click 'use current frame as jacket picture'. Then click stop, your selected frame should come up - no matter where you stop the film from now on this still is what will show, that's what 'jacket picture' means. Take a screenshot of the Jacket Picture & it should come up on your desktop like normal!


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I had this same problem and had already installed perian as suggested above. This seems to be a frequent problem, I've had read the explanation but it's a long time ago so don't ask me anymore what the cause is. I fixed it with 'Niceplayer' this player can preform a pre buffer. So if you load in a large mkv file for example with nice player you'll see a ...


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You should be able to capture screen shots by playing the movie in VLC and pressing alt+cmd+S. This is a more detailed guide for the windows version of VLC, but it should apply for the mac version as well!


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More a sidestep than a workaround but have you considering using Flip4Mac to play WMV's in Quicktime rather than use VLC? if you can lose the extra functionality you get from VLC, the playback is much better.


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Yes, you need to find UPnP Controller for Mac. For example http://oss.linn.co.uk/trac/wiki/Kinsky is one of freeware. You can drag files to your UPnP device to play. Create playlist. Start streaming from UPnP server serources etc. Hope this helps!


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Traxpad has been my virtual turntable for two years. While not in active development it seems, it is absolutely the most multi-touch friendly and reliable single turntable app I've used. It's pricey, but I install it on two iPads and use it every week on the radio and in the club. I've also used iRig in single-deck mode, blown up to iPad screen dimensions, ...


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The comments in the link you provide indicate the latest vlc-git nightly release should work with 10-bit mkv files. On the VLC nightly build page, look for the first file with a file name that starts with "vlc-git-intel" or "vlc-git-intel64". Download the former if you want the 32-bit version, the latter for 64-bit. (Even though the vlc-git files don't ...


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I'd say it's an issue with GOM Player subtitle renderer. It's probably trying to open/read the subtitles but fails and this failure makes it impossible to play the video (it's probably a bug in GOM Player, since most player would just skip the subtitle and play the movie anyway). I'd suggest you try another player, VLC is fine, Perian works great with ...


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In Quicktime Player, go to Preferences. Under "Full Screen", there is a picture of your screens similar to the Displays pane of System Preferences. If you click on a screen, a picture of the QT Player logo will be overlaid on that screen. The screen that has the logo is the active screen for Full Screen Mode. EDIT: I don't know if you can still do other ...


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The easiest and most iOS compatible way to transfer your cd's to your computer, is to import them via iTunes. Just pop your cd in, launch iTunes and click on the import button. If you want a lossless codec, then you may choose Apple's own "Apple Lossless Encoder". That way you wont have to edit any settings, the full quality will be preserved! According ...


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You can use X Lossless Decoder(XLD) too: X Lossless Decoder(XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. It works on Mac OS X 10.4 and later. because it's lossless it keeps the best sound quality. Apple ...



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