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Ecoute plays your iTunes library. Music, videos, and podcasts goes into this small application that doesn't require iTunes to be launched to play your library.

Some other cool features are included like search for missing artwork, last.fm, customizable themes, etc..

What's New

Version 3.0.8:
  • Ecoute is now free until v4.0. Please read our blog for more information (http://www.pixiapps.com/blog/?p=158).


  • OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • iTunes 7 or later

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siamlotus Member IconReview+165

Brilliant app. Was looking for something to play my iTunes library without being a memory hog. Gladly pay for the next version.

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Version 3.0.8
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3680

This is better than I ever expected it to be. It is absolutely excellent in its GUI and in its manner of importing everything I have in iTunes. The sound is great as well.I love the way it puts the apps graphic in my dock. I am using it all the time now. I have Mountain Lion as my OS.

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Version 3.0.8
Eff Member IconComment+96

The developer has made Ecoute 3 available for free. Directly from the horse's errrr, developer's mouth: "Ecoute 3 for OS X becomes free" (http://www.pixiapps.com/blog/?p=158).

Judging from this blog post they're already working on Ecoute 4, which will be available for a considerably lower price.

Here's to hope!

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Version 3.0.7
Rampancy Member IconComment+127

For anyone curious about what's happened with Ecoute, in so many words, Apple's ridiculous policies with Sandboxing pretty much screwed over PixiApps with Ecoute. I'm sorry to see this happen, and I'm starting to fear that this may very well be the end of Ecoute. Ugh.

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Version 3.0.7
Sanchai Member IconReview+116

In Mountain Lion, Ecute 3.0.6 open fine. But when I click to play a song in Ecoute, an error dialog open saying that there is a player error and it cannot locate the file.

I try all the songs in iTunes and it play fine.

I try to open a new library from Ecoute, it point me to iTunes Music Library.xml

I open it and refresh library and also sync from Ecoute file menu. The same error occurred

I cannot get Ecoute to play songs oin my iTunes library any more

I'm running Mountain Lion and using the latest iTunes on my Mac

Help please. I try to get to the developer's website. But it's no longer there.

SO what happen, How can I get Ecoute to work as usual again

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Version 3.0.6

Have walk through with developer of Ecoute. The dev cannot solve problem or me. Issue is error with Quiktime in Mountain Lion. Ecoute 2 work fine because it do not use Quiktime.

However, all my music in Tues library play fine in iTunes, and each song in the library also play fine directly in QuickTime 10 and Quiktime 7.

Ending up, The dev said it must be issue between mountain lion, QuickTime and third party app which he cannot help.

And all I can do is to abandon Ecoute even I ave pd for it. This is my first time to see developer the do not find solution to bug!

Ecoute function is good if it work. Any French here ce the Aae problem as I do, please share if you find any solution.


I have tried Ecoute 3.0.3, 3.0.4, 3.0.5, and 3.0.6, ll have Te same problem.

Any friend have problem like me? Pease share and suggest solution, because the developer cannot do anything for e.

7h31ll3g4l Member IconComment+13

The latest version does not see the pictures of the new album included into itunes ...


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Version 3.0.3
Ry.ma Member IconComment+45

Since then, the entire iTunes library on an external hard drive is swapped out, I can not play any more music.

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Version 3.0.2
hced Member IconComment+171

Say I have a folder/album with a bunch of tracks I want to quickly preview; is this app suitable for that purpose? I mean, if I care less (or not at all) about iTunes "inter-operability", is Ecoute a decent choice for quick folder previews?

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Version 3.0.2
doxy Member IconComment+1

MacUpdate lists required OS as Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. Developer's website lists Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. I can confirm that the developer is, in fact, correct on this point.

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Version 3.0.2
Harrybo Member IconComment+66

What is the difference between oppening iTunes and ecoute?

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Version 3.0.2

Just less features when using Ecoute

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Downloads 19,826
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Date 22 Mar 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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