Please recommend an audio player for Mac that has features like

  • freely available
  • can play .wav files
  • Adjust the playing speed (ex. 1.1x speed etc)
  • (if possible) truncate the audio file (ex. removing the last 5 minutes from the meeting recording)
  • I just found that VLC media player satisfies the 1st~3rd conditions. But it does not display how fast it is when I adjust the speed. Does anybody know this?
    – user67275
    Commented May 15, 2014 at 17:31
  • I think the speed adjustment interval is too big. I need to more fine-tune speed than VLC does.
    – user67275
    Commented May 15, 2014 at 17:51
  • Samsung Music lets you take the speed up to 2X under "Settings". I checked both Mac and iOS stores. Mysteriously not there, not that I expected it to be. Android and Windows have it. Commented Mar 10, 2019 at 2:24

2 Answers 2


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.

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  • It allows speed setting as fine as 0.04 X increments.
  • My God, it's full of stars! VLC goes up to to 4X speed. I'd never tried it on audio. Commented Mar 10, 2019 at 15:57

You can use -r to change the playback rate with afplay:

afplay -r 1.1 file.wav

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