Ecoute
Ecoute
3.0.8

4.1

Ecoute free download for Mac

Ecoute

3.0.8
22 March 2013

Play iTunes library without launching iTunes.

Overview

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 in Ecoute

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).

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Still-sparkling
10 August 2009

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Dear Developer, We appreciate the fact that you are constantly trying to improve your app, but please try to stay focused and do not add “features” that are the opposite of what your app is about and counterproductive to what your users want. Ecoute is supposed to be a small, lightweight interface for manipulating iTunes media, not some bloated social media app. When I turn on Ecoute, I want it to load quickly and play my music in the background using as little processor power and demanding as little of my attention as possible so I can get my real work done. I don't want to “share” anything. I don't want to look at links to Twitter and YouTube and the frigging iTunes store. I don't want a “Social” pref pane for Facebook and last.fm and the rest of that crap. I want Ecoute to load up, play some music, and get the hell out of my way. Instead of that “Social” pref pane, how about one for “Shuffle”? It would be great if Ecoute could be set to shuffle between one or more playlists; we have requested a shuffle feature several versions ago. In short, thanks for the bugfixes, but don't get carried away with the social media garbage. Keep Ecoute small and unobtrusive. That is supposed to be its purpose, right?
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Version 1.2
Kevtools
21 January 2015
Looks like they're iOS only now. That's a shame.
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Version 3.0.8
2 answer(s)
hwgray
hwgray
02 November 2015
Updates are iOS only, now, but, IME, Ecoute doesn't *need* an update for OS X. I'm using Ecoute v3.0.8 *right now*, with OS X v10.11.2 Beta (15C27e) El Capitan. I'm even able to control sound-quality using Hear, just as I can with iTunes. I've never used Ecoute before five minutes ago, so something may be wrong that I don't recognize. But, as far as I can tell, it works perfectly. Hope this helps!
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hwgray
hwgray
04 November 2015
Still works with today's update, Capitan v10.11.2 Beta (15C31f)
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itsdavidcook
21 September 2014
Ok, I only downloaded this ten minutes ago, but it is clearly exactly what I was after. A music player that plays music and nothing else. None of those other features I never use and cause iTunes to take over a minute to open (for me I know my Mac is a bit older) and then hang pointlessly at odd intervals. I will be watching for v4. I am on Mavericks btw. Thanks!
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Version 3.0.8
siamlotus
14 August 2013
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
05 May 2013
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
04 February 2013
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
1 answer(s)
hwgray
hwgray
02 November 2015
Nope, they're *not* working on v4. They're shutting down OS X and switching to iOS-only. Updates are iOS-only, now, but, IME, Ecoute doesn't *need* an update for OS X. I'm using Ecoute v3.0.8 *right now*, with OS X v10.11.2 Beta (15C27e) El Capitan. I'm even able to control sound-quality using Hear, just as I can with iTunes. I've never used Ecoute before five minutes ago, so something may be wrong that I don't recognize. But, as far as I can tell, it works perfectly. Hope this helps!
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Rampancy
16 September 2012
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
1 answer(s)
hwgray
hwgray
02 November 2015
Updates are iOS only, now, but, IME, Ecoute doesn't *need* an update for OS X. I'm using Ecoute v3.0.8 *right now*, with OS X v10.11.2 Beta (15C27e) El Capitan. I'm even able to control sound-quality using Hear, just as I can with iTunes. I've never used Ecoute before five minutes ago, so something may be wrong that I don't recognize. But, as far as I can tell, it works perfectly. Hope this helps!
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Sanchai
20 August 2012
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
2 answer(s)
Sanchai
Sanchai
22 August 2012
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.
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Sanchai
Sanchai
22 August 2012
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.
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7h31ll3g4l
19 January 2012
hello... The latest version does not see the pictures of the new album included into itunes ... soluction?
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Version 3.0.3
Ry-ma
03 January 2012
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
01 January 2012
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
Free

4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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