Ecoute
Ecoute 3.0.8
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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).
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • iTunes 7 or later



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Ecoute User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(12)
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Overall:
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burypromote
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siamlotus reviewed on 14 Aug 2013
Brilliant app. Was looking for something to play my iTunes library without being a memory hog. Gladly pay for the next version.
[Version 3.0.8]


burypromote
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+727

Jazzyguy reviewed on 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.
[Version 3.0.8]


burypromote
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Eff commented on 03 Feb 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!
[Version 3.0.7]


burypromote

+93
Rampancy commented on 15 Sep 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.
[Version 3.0.7]


burypromote

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Sanchai reviewed on 20 Aug 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
[Version 3.0.6]

2 Replies

burypromote

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Sanchai replied on 21 Aug 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.
burypromote

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Sanchai replied on 22 Aug 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.
burypromote
-3

+8
Ry.ma commented on 03 Jan 2012
Since then, the entire iTunes library on an external hard drive is swapped out, I can not play any more music.
[Version 3.0.2]


burypromote

+153
hced commented on 01 Jan 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?
[Version 3.0.2]


burypromote
+1

+1
doxy commented on 17 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 3.0.2]


burypromote

+56
Harrybo commented on 17 Dec 2011
What is the difference between oppening iTunes and ecoute?
[Version 3.0.2]

1 Reply

burypromote
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Echorob replied on 16 Jan 2012
Just less features when using Ecoute
burypromote
+1

+2

Tjdyo reviewed on 04 Dec 2011
I have been using Ecoute since it was in 1.x

I dropped it for a while, but ended up buying it about 8 months ago. Ecoute has grown and become an app that I cannot live without. Its great to not have to have iTunes open.

5 Reasons why Ecoute should be your default music player:
* Lightweight, and fast
* Syncs with your iTunes
* Beautiful Interface
* Tons of Features, but not over-bloated
* Simplest, yet the most unique player.

1 thing I would like back is the original GUI of Ecoute 2.x.x
[Version 3.0.1]


burypromote

+7
7h31ll3g4l had trouble on 18 Jan 2012
hello...
The latest version does not see the pictures of the new album included into itunes ...

soluction?
[Version 3.0.3]


burypromote
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Vincamp had trouble on 31 Oct 2009
I find the covers size, in album list, are really too small when seen in a high resolution screen.
When I search for an album it's easier for me to look for a cover, rather than read the album names and, with this size, recognize the album from the cover is really almost impossible.
[Version 1.3]


burypromote
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+70
Matthew Green had trouble on 14 Sep 2009
for those of you updating to snow leopard, please make sure you re-enable the dock icon otherwise you get a constantly spawning/crashing application that requires a hard reset.

if you have this problem, delete your ecoute preference in your ~/library/Preferences folder and the ecoute folder in the ~/library/application support folder and do not try and hide the dock icon
[Version 1.2.5]


burypromote

+103
Maulrat had trouble on 15 Jul 2009
With the 1.1 update I'm now experiencing songs skipping ... that is when a song goes to play it plays the first 5 seconds then suddenly skips to the next song. The odd part is that it happens on every other track. Example: Track 1 plays normally Track 2 plays 5 seconds then skips to Track 3, Track 3 plays normal then Track 4 plays 5 seconds then skips to Track 5 ... repeat etc etc etc. This may be related to the new gapless feature (but thats my own speculation).
[Version 1.1]

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burypromote
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PixiApps (developer) replied on 15 Jul 2009
No problem here :(
Can you please contact our support and send us something like a video or explanation of when it happens?
burypromote
+2

+103
Maulrat replied on 15 Jul 2009
I was just going to record (screen cap) what I was talking about with the skipping and the auto updater updated to 1.1.1 which said it addressed the skipping problem ... and that did the trick ...THANKS!
burypromote

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thus.spake.z had trouble on 12 Jul 2009
When opening Ecoute I get a window telling me "Data base not found. Ecoute cannot find any iTunes data base."
Hmmm, what's up with that?
My iTunes app is working just fine so it must have a data base somewhere on my hard drive but I just can't find it, and I did search for it.
Looks like my introduction to Ecoute is off to a bad start.
How annoying.
[Version 1.0.5]



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Surfspirit rated on 20 Jan 2014

[Version 3.0.8]



+6

BadBadger rated on 15 Jan 2014

[Version 3.0.8]



+22

Dan-D. rated on 14 Jun 2012

[Version 3.0.4]



ReCourses rated on 20 May 2012

[Version 3.0.4]



+7

Lookky rated on 15 Nov 2011

[Version 3.0.1]



+3

Octbit rated on 08 Aug 2011

[Version 2.0.91]



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Kutdenis rated on 21 Jul 2011

[Version 2.0.91]



LucasH rated on 25 Apr 2011

[Version 2.0.7]



Cedwards70 rated on 07 Feb 2011

[Version 2.0.6]



+10

Philcozz rated on 18 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0.3]


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Date:22 Mar 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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..


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