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OSX lion module player

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tried to look around a bit, but found no good solution other than cocomodx, which no longer is supported on lion. what do you guys use for module playback? thanks.
added on the 2012-02-17 16:25:52 by xrs xrs
VLC? (Not on Lion here, but I assume it's still supported...)
added on the 2012-02-17 16:43:26 by gasman gasman
i don't listen to mods as a rule, but the odd time i've needed to vlc worked ok.
added on the 2012-02-17 16:56:06 by psonice psonice
VLC, as far as I can tell, plays .it files horribly. I assume maybe this is due to the filters?
added on the 2012-02-17 17:00:29 by xrs xrs
Back when I used macs, I used XimpleMOD, which used BASS... not sure if that still works today
added on the 2012-02-17 17:16:54 by Jcl Jcl
For me vlc is only good for previewing, not for listening to modules.
When i give away module stuff i did to people who don't really know about modules i render them to mp3 with xmplay because most of them have installed vlc with its standard configuration and i really don't like the playback with vlc.
of course you can hear the difference between the module and a, lets say, 128kbps mp3 but thats better than the module playback with vlc i think.

doesn't solve your problem at all... and i don't use osx.

maybe there is some tracker instead of a player for osx lion and you could playback the modules with that.
added on the 2012-02-17 17:17:17 by RbR RbR
Prolly should use something that plays them right like UADE..
added on the 2012-02-17 17:22:36 by leGend leGend
I used Vox for a while

"Vox is a little and simple music player for Mac OS X with support for many file types, including FLAC, MP3, AAC, Musepack, Monkey's Audio, OGG Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, IT, MOD, XM, Games Music and many others. Includes numerous effects like Equalizer, Reverb, Time Stretch, Pitch Shift, Echo. Moreover, all supported files can be exported to AAC+, Apple Lossless, WAV and other formats with enabled effects."

added on the 2012-02-17 17:27:01 by olivil olivil
according to http://milkytracker.org/?links, vox uses bass. which is good.

i don't know what vlc uses, but i'm still traumatized by the use of mikmod in various "generic" players, so i wouldn't put my hopes on it :)
added on the 2012-02-17 18:03:16 by reed reed
well, on windows i use this...
added on the 2012-02-17 18:10:22 by Defiance Defiance
i don't know what vlc uses, but i'm still traumatized by the use of mikmod in various "generic" players, so i wouldn't put my hopes on it :)

VLC uses libmodplug, so it should be mostly fine. At least a whole lot better than mikmod. :)
added on the 2012-02-17 18:25:19 by tomaes tomaes
Vox works for me, as does VLC.
added on the 2012-02-17 18:35:45 by CiH CiH
haven't tried with modules actually, but cog?
added on the 2012-02-17 18:51:50 by blala blala
One could also port this, very accurate from what I have tested.. http://sourceforge.net/projects/protracker/
added on the 2012-02-17 20:22:05 by leGend leGend
Ha yes, 8bitBubsy's Protracker clone is fabulous :)

btw, for OS X, the best player ever made is of course Audio Overload!
added on the 2012-02-17 22:45:06 by rez rez
cocomodX or Ximplemod should do the trick.

ximplemod can loop modules without glitching, cocomodX is a bit more polished and nice to use.
added on the 2012-02-17 23:10:10 by farfar farfar
ah.. sorry. I guess the rosetta issue will have murdered both those options :/
added on the 2012-02-17 23:12:47 by farfar farfar
Don't know if PlayerPro works on Lion, but you could try.
added on the 2012-02-18 14:49:15 by gaspode gaspode
Cog plays modules but ruins most of them in similar fashion to VLC. sometimes even crashing.

I would recommend schism or milky tracker, but i can understand you might just want a player, not an actual tracker. for playlist and all...

incidently just read a news about herotyc porting his player to lion https://github.com/jllodra/cmod
havent tried it yet though
added on the 2012-02-21 18:27:12 by psenough psenough
portamod/chipdisco might also be worth checking out if you can live well with a little java in your life
added on the 2012-02-21 18:30:37 by psenough psenough
What about Open Cubic Player? Not sure about Lion, but it works on my 10.6: http://stian.cubic.org/project-ocp.php
added on the 2012-02-21 18:39:00 by Control Control


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