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skiTunes is a fast, extensible, open-source alternative to iTunes written in Cocoa and featuring Apple QuickTime and Apple WebKit. It may also use VLC, MPlayer, LAME, and cdrecord. It's target platform is Mac OS X 10.3 and later, however it may run on Mac OS X 10.2 as well.

It differs from Apple's offering in that it is written in Cocoa and uses native widgets, as well as supporting formats iTunes doesn't, such as OGG and WMA. Using native widgets will allow it to automatically match the rest of the OS when a theme is applied, unlike iTunes, which requires hacking in order to make it match. It will also offer a skinnable more...

What's New

Version 0.4:
  • New Interface
  • Customizable toolbar
  • iGoom Visualizer
  • Dock control menu
  • Support for icon themes
  • Time indicator
  • Playlist icons
  • Ability to specify iTunes library to use
  • Mini-mode float option
  • Better performance in all areas
  • Ability to rename playlists
  • Initial structure for ratings support laid out
  • "Greyed out files in Add to Library" bug fixed

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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DLed it, linked to another library, had to close the app and reopen to refresh it (and knock the old library items off), would not play anything, would not add any files (open command not functioning). assuming all bugs.

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Version 0.4
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Anonymous
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I agree with the previous poster. I applaud this developer's efforts to provide an alternative to itunes-this is very much needed. I'd especially like to see the possibility of organizing playlists into folders and the like. I have way to many playlists in itunes that I just can't really keep the music organized. Keep up the good work.

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Version 0.4
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For all those who posted negative feedback, take it easy. Its in early development and for what it is already is impressive. Just wait til version 0.5. The interface is improved and alot more enhancements and bug fixes. Also, why doesnt everyone post on the forum what they would like to see in skitunes? the developers are nice and their open to all suggestions and comments.

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Version 0.4
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eujot
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The new interface is awful :( I back to iTunes.

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Version 0.4
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Anonymous
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how? it looks nice and you must remember its still in early development.

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Anonymous
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I have tried downloading 0.4 multiple times but it seems that I always end up with version 0.3. Is it possible that you didnt upload the new version? Mabye forgot to change the download link url?

I think it's great to see an alternative to iTunes starting to take shape. I will start using it when it works with the iTunes music store (down with Digitial Rights Management!!). Is there any idea when that feature might be available?

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Version 0.4
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Anonymous
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Just bounces merrily away in the dock, so bit of a craparamer here.

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Version 0.4
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Anonymous
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This looks promising as an alternative to iTunes!
Good inteface, quite fast, and OpenSource.

In the next version can you integrate the "Decoders" and "Visualizers" folders in the .app?

Bye!

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Version 0.4
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Anonymous
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Activity monitor shows 0.4 uses more memory and twice the CPU power of iTunes when playing the same MP3, so doesn't feel like a lightweight player yet.

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Version 0.4
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Anonymous
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exact.

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Anonymous
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The download provided links to version 0.3, not 0.4
Same is true of the links on the Skitunes website.

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Version 0.4
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theres two major problems. one being this is a lawsuit waiting to happen and the other being its too early to use. still too many bugs, glitches, and little to no preferences. The program has alot of potential but the interface is what the developers should worry about. I dont work for apple and im not some die for apple whore but come on look at it. I couldnt even tell the difference the first time i saw it. Im not shooting the program down i just feel that it has so much potential and it would suck if apple saw this and you guys got screwed cuz it looks exactly the same. If they do change it lets hope they dont make it have crappy skins like Lamip or whamb and have a seperate library list and no other features. Just change it so its similiar to the look of itunes but not exactly like it.

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Downloads 10,333
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Date 15 Apr 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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