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Whamb is a skinnable digital audio player for Mac OS X. For now, it supports Audio CDs, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files and Internet streams. Share now your music on your local area network! Whamb is the first to use Rendezvous technology to offer you a easy way to share your playlists and songs, without any configuration required. Indeed, Rendezvous's advantage is to be "zeroconf".

The first idea behind Whamb was first to build a light and fast MP3/OGG player for Mac OS X only. After the loss of some cool players running on Mac OS 9.x, you, user, didn't have a lot of choice on OS X. Whamb isn't ported from Classic/OS 9, it is build for more...

What's New

Version 1.2 adds the following:
  • MP3 and OGG stream ripping feature. Tagging and auto track cuts are supported
  • Ogg Vorbis streaming support (Icecast), with format auto detection system
  • Better skinnable player window behaviour (click-through and floating window easy-switch)
  • New tiny skin named Leaf
  • Several skins now have a nice network's buffers gauge when streaming audio
  • Lots of more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Robert Member IconReview+50
Robert
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You're better off with Xiph and Perian for QT, and VLC.

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Version 1.2
Jcraig Member IconReview+354
Jcraig
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Works great in Rosetta. Whamb is seriously overdue for an update, but it's still the best player on OSX for playing .ogg streams.

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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very good application, but take care...
Whamb creates problems with hard drive file structure so I need to make a "fsck" (or repair disk) each time I use it
(OSX Tiger)

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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Whamb is a nice and small audio player. With less bloat and taste for system resources I like it more than iTunes. Still Whamb suffers from a lack of some important features. These include:
- equalizer presets
- more flexible playlist management
- professionally designed skins

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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For those having problems with deleting playlist entries, disabling the warning dialogue in the preferences fixes it.

Also I had some problems installing skins. Try this:
1) Download it is and remove the .tgz from the filename so that is reads .wskin
2) Then instead of dragging it into the app which doesn't work anyway, from Whamb select File->Open and choose the *.wskin file. It should install automatically (without and notification) and appear in the Skins menu.

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Version 1.2
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Tigerabbit
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Sound quality is noticeably better for most sources than any other player I've tried. For this reason alone, I will stick with Whamb. It needs refinement, however: Problems I've had include inability to edit playlists (can't delete entries). Application hangs or crashes if directed to non-active stream address. Cannot handle .mpu - type files- I must use another player app to extract the http: address of such sources first. Whamb usually crashes or freezes if I drop an .mpu or .pls file on it. Handles streaming .ogg very well- stable and fantastic sound for the bitrates and quality levels involved. However, it does not rip .ogg streams properly- the files resulting from such rips are unplayable. Version 1.2 is freeware, but still has a place to put in registration. I registered via the iSleep/Whamb package, but haven't received a reg. # for Whamb yet. Further, it is not selectable in iSleep. I am a long-time user/supporter of the now retired Audion player. Other than Whamb's sonic improvements, it has a long way to go before catching up to the Audion legacy.

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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Whamb is actually the best way to listen to OGG files with Tiger since OGG vobis support in iTunes is broken under Tiger. See also the new cog 03.

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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Wow, this could be exactly what I was looking for. I can keep my music folders intact without "importing" (and subsequent unwanted reshuffling of my files) and make playlists very quickly.

Regarding the skins, most are a bit skimpy, unless you are a minimalist or like the interface always on top, though they have an interesting rounded feel. More skins are available via the author's homepage.

This runs nicely on an ibook 700mhz seems much peppier than iTunes.

Unfortunately I could not get any internet streams to play. Some just refused to start others cause the unexpected crash. Stability score is affected by this alone as it seems to work well aside from this feature.

Keep up the good work!

Francisco

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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Whamb is a good app, but for anyones who doesn't know it, itunes supports OGG files!

http://www.illadvised.com/~jordy/

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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OGG Vorbis is broken with Tiger, so iTunes cant paly ogg. Whamb (and Cog) are THE best alternatives for now on.

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Anonymous
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I was loking for some lower cpu usage player that WORKS without "this is beta.." excuses. work fine skins are cool too, iTunes is overall the best app. but when I need to listen music while PS and Flash are open saves me cpu.

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Version 1.2
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Downloads 12,351
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Date 23 May 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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