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Dec 4, 2001, 09:05 AM
 
I have an iBook 500 with 384MB of RAM and Mac OS 9.2.1. I want a MP3 player that does a good job of running in the background without skipping. Of the currently available players, what would you recommend?


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Dec 4, 2001, 09:32 AM
 
I personally like Soundjam and iTunes2.
     
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Dec 4, 2001, 04:22 PM
 
Audion is my player of choice. It does well in the background while using other apps. you can get info @ http://www.panic.com
I have no issues. There are many, many faces (skins) for Audion also.
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Dec 4, 2001, 04:30 PM
 
audion is he best of them all, i used 2.6 when i wasn't on os x yet, and it was a little unstable, but the site cliams 2.6.1 is more stable so i trust them

2.6.1 in os x is a pleasure yes.

if audion is too instable i would recommend soundjam
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Dec 4, 2001, 07:17 PM
 
They don't still sell SoundJam, do they?

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Dec 4, 2001, 07:29 PM
 
I'd say iTunes. Its great. It imports cd's, burns cd's, plays mp3's, and its free.

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Dec 4, 2001, 07:51 PM
 
Audion is the best; version 1.5.

Not 2.x, 1.5. Nothing compares to it.

Other than that... SoundJam MP and iTunes 2 are nice.
     
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Dec 4, 2001, 08:18 PM
 
Originally posted by Agent69:
<STRONG>They don't still sell SoundJam, do they?

Agent69 </STRONG>
No but you can pick up a copy on ebay for a good price
     
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Dec 4, 2001, 09:18 PM
 
I'd say iTunes 2. Plus all the little bonus features you get (burning, ripping, etc).

If only Windows Media 7 was on the Mac side what it is on the PC side, the world would be a better place. But then again, we're talking about Micro$oft here.
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Dec 4, 2001, 10:09 PM
 
SoundJam was the best.

Sine it hasn't been updated for quite some time, and seeing as its orignal master programmer is now employed by Apple to create iTunes, I would suggest ITunes 2.

I use iTunes 2 myself, with 4.5 GB of SoundJam-encoded files that work just fine.
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Dec 5, 2001, 12:23 AM
 
I don't recommend iTunes 2.0.x. It skips and crackles constantly, especially while surfing.
     
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Dec 5, 2001, 08:44 AM
 
Originally posted by al-h:
<STRONG>I don't recommend iTunes 2.0.x. It skips and crackles constantly, especially while surfing.</STRONG>
Not for me... but Audion is the most rock solid of all.
     
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Dec 6, 2001, 01:55 AM
 
Originally posted by al-h:
<STRONG>I don't recommend iTunes 2.0.x. It skips and crackles constantly, especially while surfing.</STRONG>
What are your specs, and is VM on?
Sounds to me like a simple memory issue.
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Dec 6, 2001, 10:48 AM
 
Originally posted by al-h:
<STRONG>I don't recommend iTunes 2.0.x. It skips and crackles constantly, especially while surfing.</STRONG>
Never had that problem. How much RAM did you give iTunes?
     
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Dec 6, 2001, 08:55 PM
 
If you don't have a great setup, stick with SoundJam. You can load songs into ram so there are NO skips...
     
   
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