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Clementine is a modern music player and library organizer.

Clementine is a multiplatform music player. It is inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.

What's New

Version 1.2.2:
  • Rename SkyDrive to OneDrive.
  • Don't include the user's IP address in the log (from the network remote settings dialog).
  • Fix a bug in the workaround for a weird font issue on OS X 10.9.
  • Fix rendering of source icons on Retina displays.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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JohnW7393 Member IconReview+0
JohnW7393
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Very good, working well

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Version 1.2.2
Derekcurrie Member IconComment+715
Derekcurrie
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Please Note! Version 1.2.2 is for OS X 10.8 onwards ONLY. It will bomb on older versions of OS X. If you have 10.6 or 10.7, you want version 1.1 which is available at the developer's downloads page:

http://www.clementine-player.org/downloads

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Version 1.2.2
freekzak Member IconReview+4
freekzak
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I have Snow Leopard :(

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Version 1.2.2
Derekcurrie
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See my comment above. You can download version 1.1, which works with Snow Leopard.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
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Another Great Version!

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Version 1.2.2
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
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Very fine music utility.I like it better than iTunes. I had Amerok when I was on Linux(Mandriva) and I loved it.It is similar to Amerok.

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Version 1.2
Monkeyjunkey Member IconComment+1408
Monkeyjunkey
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New 1.2 build from oct 26th: http://builds.clementine-player.org/mac/ clementine-1.2-48-gcee800c.dmg maybe listing should be updated.

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Version 1.2
Jazzyguy
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JSCH2 The motherboard on the Macbook Pro locks you into 10.9.What a shame. That's why I ordered My Imacs in 2010 with Snow Leopard I specified that it be Snow Leopard or I wouldn't but it. I have 2 PowerBook G4s With Leopard on them They are 12" Powerbooks. I like them better than the Macbook Air which I have with 10.9

Seedy Member IconReview+21
Seedy
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It's a shame that the devs dismissively dropped support for 10.6. A lot of the people who are looking for an iTunes alternative are also the people who dislike the iOS-ification of more current versions of OS X and the comglomeration that is iTunes these days, so in effect they are dropping support for many of the very people who have an interest in this succeeding.

That said, it's not an easy way to play music. One has to add songs to a playlist first, and if the playlist already has stuff in it, new songs get added to the bottom of it. Later this becomes a mess, but would be great for a party.

I can clear the playlist with a button, but if I do that playlist loses the songs I originally put there. So to play one needs to make a new playlist first.

I made playlists of the folders of songs I like, but then the header gets crowded and the titles get unreadable.

Simply put, the UI is not competely sorted. It has some nice features and plays with good sound quality, but really all I want to do is select a folder and play the contents, not jockey files around.

Also, playing from the folder side it supports fewer formats than playing from the DB side for some reason, perhaps because it can't use Apple's built-in stuff?

I use Rockbox on my little Sansa Clip, when I want to play a folder I select a it, select a song in it and hit play, it plays the rest of the folder without any intervention, regardless of format. It starts up almost instantly with 72 GB of files on it, without having to catalog. Why can't any desktop player do this?

The reason for this preference is so I can decide what an album is for myself, without all the "helpful" labeling and categorising that most players want to do, or without delving into metadata when all I want to do is move a file somewhere else or delete it. It's easier for me to put stuff where I want it using the Finder and not have to "find" a file for a DB that's out of date..

If I move track 7 out of the folder it no longer is part of the album, and if I like a remix to finish off with it becomes part of the album even though its metadata would show it to be part of another album.

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Version 1.2
Seedy
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Just an update since I groused about Clementine's UI. The latest build of Cog works perfectly for my style of music playing. It supports the keyboard buttons! And it works on 10.6.

Ninethirtyfive
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If you just want to load folders of music, then take a look at Vox. It can be configured to automatically load all the music in a folder.

Jazzyguy
+1

I agree wholeheartedly with you but it is a free application.I feel that the Developer shouldn't have left out Snow Leopardas I have 2 iMacs with SnowLeopard as well as a Macbook Pro with SnowLeopard as well. To leave out all these people is sad but I guess the Developer is concentrating his efforts on the new users.

JCH2
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Clementine 1.1 for OSX 10.6+ is still available... and always has been since its release....

http://www.clementine-player.org/downloads

Jazzyguy
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JCH2-That doesn't mean that they have updated Clementine to the new version. It just means that the 1.1 version of the app is available. This version is 1.2.2. It would have been better if they offered an update for the Snow Leopard Folks.

JCH2
+1

Agreed, J.G., but if we look at it from the development point of view, OSX is in 10.9+... Snow Leopard is 10.6+. Supporting an OS versions three steps back was never going to last forever, considering 10.6 is 5+ years old.

Admittedly, I prefer 10.6.8 if I weren't now stuck with 10.9 on a new MBP.

Fyreflye Member IconComment+362
Fyreflye
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A player that doesn't support lossy and lossless audio formats like flac and Apple lossless is useless for me. Since clementine can't even bother to indicate exactly what formats it supports I can't bother to try it out. I'm sticking with Vox.

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Version 1.2
Monkeyjunkey
+1

Fyreflye, your otherwise fine reviews don't comply with this here. How does Clementine not support FLAC I wonder? Also Apple Lossless is supported.

But agree, supported file formats should be clearly displayed. Not that iTunes would do that, but iTunes really isn't a good example of a nice music player.

Fyreflye
+1

Sorry, MJ, I must have been making false assumptions based on the vague info given in the MU blog. I'll download Clementine now and give it a try.

Fyreflye
+1

The setup is kind of complicated but the music reproduction is better than Vox's, so thanks again MJ for turning me on to Clementine.

Kohoutek Member IconReview+11
Kohoutek
+1

It's a lot of fun to use this player. I'm partial toward any attempt to port FOSS/GNU stuff to Mac. It is stable and easy to install. It looks and feels just like Amarok on KDE, and that gives me nice warm fuzzies inside.

But the problem is that it looks and feels just like Amarok on KDE. Oh, did I mention that it looks and feels just like Amarok on KDE?

Oh well.

I was going to point out that Amarok 2.7 is available through Macports, but with numerous dependency errors that may take hours to sort out.

Clementine will serve excellently in the meantime!

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Version 1.1
Cowicide Member IconReview+1134
Cowicide
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A welcome addition, but sadly it's still quite a work in progress. I've had music turn to static and skip while it's loading the "mood" bars or whatever.

There's a lot of cool features it has that iTunes doesn't, but overall it's a bit clunky.

For example, I don't like how it automatically assumes you want to see a playlist and append to it just by playing a song, etc.

More seriously, it makes the fans on my powerful laptop go off loudly as well.

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to stick with iTunes because of these problems (mainly making my fans go nuts), but I will keep a close eye out for updates and hope to switch to this away from iTunes in the future if problems are addressed.

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Version 1.1
Monkeyjunkey
+3

All those issues maybe fixed in the nightly build? At least that's working rather reliable for me: http://builds.clementine-player.org/mac/

Seedy
+1

Thank you Monkeyjunkey, just what I came here for.

Seedy
+2

I would add this to my first reply, but no editing allowed. Anything on that download page starting with a 1.1.1 will only run in 10.7 and above, so the latest build us 10.6 troglos can use is this one...
clementine-1.1-96-g141bdc6.dmg 18-Nov-2012 00:44 26M

I am using it, and it is a little different than regular 1.1, haven't had a chance to test it thoroughly yet.

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Monkeyjunkey
Version 1.2.2
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Jrrjrr
Version 1.2.2
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 1.2.1
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Doctorfo
Version 1.2
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Version 1.1
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Version 1.1
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Version 1.1
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Version 1.1
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Version 1.1
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Date 20 Feb 2014
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