Clementine
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Queue-based music player with Spotify, Last.fm and Growl support.   Free
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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
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Clementine User Discussion (Write a Review)
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freekzak reviewed on 07 Apr 2014
I have Snow Leopard :(
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
Another Great Version!
[Version 1.2.2]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 04 Nov 2013
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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Monkeyjunkey commented on 27 Oct 2013
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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Jazzyguy replied on 21 Feb 2014
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
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Seedy reviewed on 19 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 1.2]

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Seedy replied on 20 Nov 2013
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.
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Ninethirtyfive replied on 27 Nov 2013
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.
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Jazzyguy replied on 14 Dec 2013
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.
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JCH2 replied on 26 Dec 2013
Clementine 1.1 for OSX 10.6+ is still available... and always has been since its release....

http://www.clementine-player.org/downloads
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Jazzyguy replied on 20 Feb 2014
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.
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JCH2 replied on 20 Feb 2014
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.
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Fyreflye commented on 14 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 1.2]

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 18 Oct 2013
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.
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Fyreflye replied on 18 Oct 2013
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.
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Fyreflye replied on 21 Oct 2013
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.
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Kohoutek reviewed on 12 Aug 2013
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!
[Version 1.1]


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Cowicide reviewed on 06 Jun 2013
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.
[Version 1.1]

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 17 Aug 2013
All those issues maybe fixed in the nightly build? At least that's working rather reliable for me: http://builds.clementine-player.org/mac/
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Seedy replied on 17 Aug 2013
Thank you Monkeyjunkey, just what I came here for.
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Seedy replied on 17 Aug 2013
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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bbw7 commented on 09 Feb 2013
I only just started using Clementine, so I am not going to rate it, but I have to say that I am shocked -- SHOCKED, I tell you -- that there appears to be no documentation for it. Granted, to get up and running is quite easy, but there are a fair number of buttons and other thingies in the UI, e.g. "Mood" (WTH is that about???).

I went to the clementine forum and found a thread on documentation -- or lack there of -- and was pointed to one wiki page:

http://code.google.com/p/clementine-player/w/list

Why couldn't the developer(s) provide a link to at least this on the application's homepage???

Bottom line is: I'm really put off by software whose designer's can't be bothered to point new users to any sort of user's manual or guide.

That said, I like the way artists and their albums are organized; however, one of my albums -- from my iTunes library -- is mis-marked as "Unknown". It shows up in the right place with all the correct information in iTunes, and I have checked the metadata/tags and they appear to be in order, so I'm wondering what the deal is with that. Also, some album artwork shows up in Clementine, but not all of it; in iTunes all my music has cover art.

I also like the Growl support Clementine has -- as I do Vox's.

So yes, Clementine is a purdee light-weight audio player with many of the same features and functions as iTunes, without the lobster-trap consumer crap, i.e. the iTunes Store and such, of iTunes, but it also seems to have some glitches to it. Perhaps fooling around with it some, I will figure out these aforementioned issues, but as is, it leaves a bit to be desired, and I most definitely don't see its superiority over iTunes.
[Version 1.1]

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Lounge Deluxe replied on 20 Feb 2013
Sure no documentation but it's free!
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Monkeyjunkey replied on 21 Feb 2013
I'm sure if you're willing to contribute and start writing documentation, the dev team will be happy to accept contributions. Why are you shocked that there is no documentation? Obviously no one has been paid to do just that and I'm glad the devs decided to dedicate their precious time to the code rather than into documentation.
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bbw7 replied on 11 Mar 2013
No doubt, @Monkeyjunkey. But being that I just checked it out briefly and that there would seem to be any number of people way more familiar with it than I, it seems that I am the last person who should be writing documentation about it.

I'd be more than happy, however, to incorporate the link to the Clementine wiki into the application bundle's readme file (if it even has one). My point, however, is that given a whole lot of time has been put into this application, why haven't the developer's even bothered to do this one little thing to help new users? That's my gripe: fairly complicated and feature-filled software is developed and provided to the public, but the developers don't provide the slightest documentation -- and by slightest I mean even just a link to the wiki page for it.

In the Clementine forum I did find a long thread about developing a manual for it, but it seems to have been a lot of electronic hot air.

I just don't get all the raving reviews here for this software given the lack of user documentation or help page. I don't think Apple does a particularly good job either of documenting their own products, hardware or software, but at least there's a vast supply of third parties providing such information. Clementine -- not so much. Hence my gripe.

And @Lounge Deluxe, sure it's free, but so is iTunes; however, the latter actually comes with help pages.
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Lounge Deluxe replied on 18 Mar 2013
@bbw7: but you can't seriously compare Apple's business model to the one of Clementine wouldn't you agree?
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bbw7 replied on 01 Apr 2013
@Lounge Deluxe

I wasn't comparing business models. My point is that Apple can get away with poorly documenting its products because there are so many third parties providing said information; one can find tutorials for Apple apps and OS's all over the place, or even get books on the various subjects. Clementine doesn't have this advantage, thus the development community for it ought to put just a little bit of effort into providing a modicum of documentation on the details of their software if they actually want to encourage people to try it out and become regular users of it.
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GeoProf replied on 05 May 2013
Hear, hear, bbw7.
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Kohoutek replied on 12 Aug 2013
What other documentation do you need? It's Amarok 1.4 forked. Google it.
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Philih reviewed on 12 Jan 2013
Perfect replacement for this crappy iTunes. I love Open Source Software!
Clementine is a great representer of OSS!!
[Version 1.1]


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Jrrjrr rated on 06 Apr 2014

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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.


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