Music Player X
By Mach Software Design
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Music Player X is the premium alternative music player for Mac OS X. Music Player X features automatic loading of your iTunes library and playlists, multiple spectrum visualizors, slowing down and speeding up of music, menu bar integration, Dock integration, media key integration, and even a stunning 3D visualizor. You can optionally show the currently playing song in the Dock, and when you close the music player window the spectrum visualizor is automatically added to the menu bar! You can also use the Back, Next and Play/Pause keys on your keyboard to control Music Player X system wide. The appearance and behavior of Music Player X is fully customizable, and if you want a mini player all you have to do is resize the window. Featuring far more customizability and integration than other music players, Music Player X provides a far more entertaining experience with your music and movies and is the music player that should have came with your Mac!
*Please note that Music Player X will only play DRM free music and videos!*
What's New in Version 1.01
- Added Instant Search in the toolbar
- Clicking in Table header now sorts playlist by Name Artist or Album
- Added the ability to choose where the iTunes Library is located (such as an external hard drive)
- Fixed an issue where certain songs would not play
- Improved repeat, shuffle, and single repeat modes
- Various other bugs fixes and performance enhancements
I *really* wanted to like this application. Including coming back to it after giving up on it initially. I liked the interface presentation and the link to my iTunes library. But I found the controls cumbersome, specifically the volume dial and the repeat/random toggles gave me grief with my iTunes playlists. However, one single feature pushed me away from it in the end. When you run it in the background, it suddenly forces a graphical sound equalizer up onto to Apple's menu bar. I just couldn't stand the distracting graphics waving in the menu bar while I was trying to work. While you can remove the the equalizer from the interface window itself, you can't toggle off this special menu bar equalizer. Without a toggle feature to turn it off, my only option was to leave the application running in a window and tuck it behind whatever I was working on. Another iteration or such could make this a good alternative music player. But not right now.
New to the Mac and coming from the PC world, I was lokin for a mid file player which could provide control over the playback speed, just like Windows media player. I need this to use the midi files of the songs that we sing in a choir and to be able to slow down the speed we I practice a new score. The ad for Media Player X indicated that this was feasible. But disapointed am I. The two buttons for adjusting the sound level and the speed are diffucult to handle. And, worst to worts, when slowing down the speed, it also lowers the pitch. Completely useless.
In summary: avoid this bad application.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 08, 2011
- Version: 1.01
- Size: 0.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mach Software Design
- © 2011 Mach Software Design
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later