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Swinsian on MAC, awesome!

Hi All,

As I'm an IT Infrastructure Architect by trade, I frequently find myself using every operating system going, however my day to day desktop OS of choice is Mac OSX, in the form of a 2017 MacBook Pro 15" most recently.

I have recently done away with my permanent home office Windows workstation, which served as my FLAC player for my main system. Of course, if you use Windows, Foobar2000 is the defacto music player (in my opinion)....

However now I only have my MacBook Pro and have always struggled with my music collection.... Even converted my 700 album FLAC collection of CD+Vinyl rips to ALAC so I could use iTunes... But its just not me!

Also ripping my CD's.... I have previously used EAC and then dBPoweramp on Windows... So I was glad to find a build of dbPoweramp for Mac.

Recently I stumbled across a program called "Swinsian" and need to shout about it on here since I think its the best foobar alternative for Mac there is. It even supports bit rate changing out of the box.

So... besides me blabbing on about my transition from a Windows music system to a Mac music system, I guess this is just a recommendation for the excellent music player that is Swinsian.

Highly suggest it to any of you running Mac and struggling to like the typical go to solutions (ALAC Convert for iTunes) or Clementine (UI Sucks).




Hi-Fi: Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable | Cambridge Audio CXC CD Transport | 851N DAC/Streamer | 851W Pre-amp | 840W Power-amp | Cerwin Vega XLS215 Speakers

Re: Swinsian on MAC, awesome!

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I'm amazed that it's been around since 2011 apparently (https://swinsian.com/support/changelog/) and I've never heard of it.

Thanks for this, I'm going to have a look as it looks quite promising.
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Re: Swinsian on MAC, awesome!

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I'm amazed that it's been around since 2011 apparently (https://swinsian.com/support/changelog/) and I've never heard of it.

Thanks for this, I'm going to have a look as it looks quite promising.

I was surprised as well. I thought the only option for us MAC users outside of converting to ALAC for iTunes was Clementine. Ive tried to like Clementine but the interface is terrible, it needs a major update and feels laggy anyway.

Tried VOX as well, but the Library functionality sucks.
Hi-Fi: Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable | Cambridge Audio CXC CD Transport | 851N DAC/Streamer | 851W Pre-amp | 840W Power-amp | Cerwin Vega XLS215 Speakers

 
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