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I'm looking for a player with seekbar that displays the waveform of the playing song, like http://foobar2000.org + http://foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_wave_seekbar

Specifically, a seekBar is an extension of ProgressBar that adds a draggable thumb and also provides a waveform preview of track in the background of the bar's on-screen area.

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  • Would you settle for audio editing software? This sort of view is generally the realm of editors, not playback-only software.
    – Ian C.
    Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 19:10
  • @diimdeep I'm not sure what you mean by seekbar. Could you explain this, please?
    – gentmatt
    Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 19:23
  • seekBar is an extension of ProgressBar that adds a draggable thumb. waveform seekbar also provides waveform preview of track in background.
    – diimdeep
    Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 19:28
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    @diimdeep Thanks! BTW: I found this very detailed description @ wiki.hydrogenaudio.org.
    – gentmatt
    Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 19:31
  • This site covers OS X and iOS. Is it OS X you're focused on here?
    – bneely
    Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 21:41

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http://nulloy.com is a player that runs not only on OS X but also Linux and Windows. I'm the developer of it.

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    See apple.stackexchange.com/help/behavior. Re "you must disclose your affiliation in your answers." Commented Jun 22, 2013 at 19:01
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    Please forgive my bad manners, never used stackexchange before.
    – svlasov
    Commented Jun 23, 2013 at 22:33
  • Nulloy is great, very quick and light weight.
    – d0g
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 22:13
  • Searching for an answer to this as well.. Nulloy does not support the Mac .m4v suffix, and this far, I've seen no .mp4 that does't simply present an error in the application.
    – Scott
    Commented Nov 28, 2016 at 20:38
  • Doesn't work for me. getting Error: Internal data flow error. on load and then on playback. (Using latest version 0.8.2.) Commented Nov 5, 2018 at 7:38
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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'm looking for player, not editor, but thanks anyway
    – diimdeep
    Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 9:27
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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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  • Audacity is ok.
    – kelin
    Commented Mar 18, 2023 at 14:02
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This is more of a workaround, but you can open it with the standard QuickTime player and "trim", and it brings up the waveform of the track. Menu Edit > Trim ( + T)

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  • nice! thanks for reminding me of a way to do this without getting a new app. Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 22:56
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VirtualDJ Home Version (free)

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Transitions Player (free)

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  • This claims to not be available in my country. Is it even available anywhere now? This is 8 years old after all! Commented Feb 20, 2020 at 15:24
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MIXXX (open source)

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An option that would work and is free is Praat. It's designed for linguists and terrible in terms of UI, but it does include a wave form and the possibility to select part of it for playback.

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(Use Tab to play back.)

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i have the same question and find this, but is only for windows (my OS).Mi don't know if there is a Mac version or if you can use an emulator http://audiops.codeplex.com/

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I have been looking for the same for macOS.

The "best ones" I know are these two; all work on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

I hope they don't cease development.

Nulloy

Nulloy

Quod Libet

Quod Libet

Quod Libet on Github

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waveform seekbar comes as default for AIMP player, also can download more skins. In screenshot, I'm using Bliss skin.

AIMP for windows

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    The asker was looking for a macOS solution
    – nohillside
    Commented Nov 24, 2018 at 9:31

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