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Saturday, March 3, 2018

If you want to play your music (And That’s it!), then you need VOX.

I recently spent half an hour futzing with my iTunes installation. I’m still not sure it’s set up the right way.

I wanted to just play music, not movies, not TV shows. Just some classical music to put me in the right mood.

So I turned to VOX from

VOX plays music. That’s all it does.

It plays more file formats than iTunes does. Apple doesn’t want to get into the legal equivalent of weekly food fights for using FLAC and OGG. VOX has less money, so they present less of a target to greedy patent trolls.

VOX presented me with a lot fewer problems than iTunes. If I want to play an album I already downloaded into the iTunes Music Library…just drag it across from the Finder window to the bottom area of VOX. You get a temporary playlist good for that session.

If you want to save the playlist for later, just click on the rightward facing arrow and enter a name. It’s done. If you want to export the playlist in one of several formats, just hit Command + S. A file dialog box comes up to save the playlist.

Coppertino has a great app here. They want to monetize it. So they offer you additions, such as Internet Radio and a monthly subscription based cloud service to store your music. Want to play it on your iPhone? They have an iPhone version of VOX.

If you just want to play back your music in non-DRM file formats, then check out VOX. It works fast, it works easy, and you don’t have to upgrade to a paid setup at the end of 30 days. Enjoy!

Tom Briant
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