Don't say "ITunes"
March 17, 2012 2:47 PM Subscribe
I need a music player for Mac OS that emulates Windows Winamp.
posted by drjimmy11 to computers & internet (12 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I just switched to a Macbook. I like music. On Windows I love Winamp- mainly for the fact that I can browse my library in an intelligent way (filtering by artist, then album, then song), and then drag these songs onto a "now playing" list.
This seems so intuitive and well-done that everyone should be copying it. They're not. Songbird comes close, but there is no "now playing" list. You have to put things on a playlist, which you can't really see until you're playing it. I am aware of extensions but the one I added which claimed to help with this was buggy and impossible to use.
Mac Winamp seems to be a joke with almost no options. Either it was always that way or they recently ruined it. I would use an older version if it emulated the Windows version, but I can't find one.
I will not use iTunes. Is there a decent choice for Mac OS, or should I run Windows Winamp in Parallels?
Once more with feeling: I will not use iTunes.