Alternatives to Cog for all platforms with any license

  • foobar2000 icon


    foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support...

    Free Windows

  • Winamp icon

    Winamp Discontinued

    Winamp is a media player for Windows and OS X developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android

  • iTunes icon


    iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want to get....

    Free Mac Windows iPhone iPad

  • Vox Music Player icon

    Vox Music Player

    All-in-one music player with SoundCloud, Youtube, LAST.FM and the unlimited cloud storage integration for Mac and iPhone.

    Freemium Mac iPhone Apple Watch

  • 1by1 icon


    1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your...

    Free Windows Linux Android

  • Winyl icon


    Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows. Winyl offers great...

    Free Windows

  • Wondershare Player icon

    Wondershare Player Discontinued

    Wondershare Player is an all-in-one Video Player & Video Discovery to "Discover latest videos to watch online &...

    Free Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

  • Swinsian icon


    Swinsian is a simple music player dedicated to managing music, without the complexity of ebooks, apps, online stores, T.V. shows and...

    Commercial Mac

  • Rhapsody icon


    Listen to full-length songs and read the lyrics - millions of songs, online radio, downloads, music videos, playlists, photos, latest...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows Phone

  • Eina icon


    Your music belongs to you Current music players are focused on managing your music collection, while using mandatory criteria about...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Meridian icon


    Meridian is a music player which allows you to listen to music from popular Russian social network It communicates with some...

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud Windows Phone

  • Style Jukebox icon

    Style Jukebox

    Style Jukebox Cloud Player is the easiest way to take your music anywhere and listen to it on all your devices, online and offline. ...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad

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  • Napster icon


    Napster is the ultimate digital music service, offering MP3 downloads and unlimited on-demand streaming. Enjoy any track in Napster.s...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • Ecoute icon


    [Free fo Mac, $2.99 for iPhone] Ecoute is a standalone player based on your iTunes library. Fetch you Music, Movies, TV Shows and...

    Freemium iPhone

  • CuePlay icon


    CuePlay is an audio player for Linux and Mac OS X. It has been created to be able to play MP3 and FLAC files with cuesheets, because...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Fidelia icon


    Fidelia is a high-definition audio player for sophisticated music lovers. With support for all contemporary audio file formats and an...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

  • SimpleSong icon


    Über simple music player that lets you do a spotlight search and then plays the search result as a playlist. You can also...

    Free Mac

  • Cmdradio icon


    cmdradio is command-line interface internet radio player. Usage: play %keyword% , where %keyword% is genre, country, group etc. For...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • MusiMoods Playlist Creator icon

    MusiMoods Playlist Creator

    MusiMoods is a gorgeous and sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, mood and activity based playlist creator and music player for Macintosh....

    Commercial Mac

  • bahamut icon


    bahamut - The tiny OS X music player. Do you play music files from your computer? Do you prefer plain-old playlists? Do you like...

    Open Source Mac

  • mc2 icon


    mC2 is a rewrite of musikCube . Features Basic playback Playback from library (now playing) Add/remove now...

    Open Source Windows Android

  • LiquidPlayer icon


    From the makers of LiquidtriXX, comes the new 3d android music player and visualizer. - plays mp3, aac, aac+, aac64, WAV, PCM,ogg ......

    Freemium Android

  • JeniuS icon


    JeniuS is an universal file organizer and is the main element in the JeniuS programs suite. It lets you organize your files and find...

    Free Windows

  • Hanso Player icon

    Hanso Player

    Hanso Player is a resourceful audio player created for the exigent music listeners accustomed to high-quality software and sound. At...

    Free Windows

  • Evil Player icon

    Evil Player Discontinued

    Evil Player is a fast, powerful and flexible media player for windows. Some of Evil Player's key features include Shoutcast...

    Free Windows

  • Ultimate Music Player icon

    Ultimate Music Player

    Are you looking for an ultimate music player with a lot of cool features & free?

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • Song Director icon

    Song Director

    Song Director is a program that plays and keeps track of all your music files. Easier to use and understand than iTunes or Windows...

    Free Windows

  • Audion icon

    Audion Discontinued

    Audion is a light, simple and powerful audio CDs and MP3s player. Features * MP3 Player * CD Player High-quality, smooth MP3...

    Free Mac

Cog Comments

Best foobar2000 alternative for Mac

Positive Comment by chaugi
about Cog Nov 2013

Use latest beta as it have more improvements and less bugs.


Development Status

Positive Comment by shkm
about Cog Oct 2013

While the official build of Cog hasn't received any attention since 2011 — and, in fact, the latest binary on the site is from 2007 — there are still forks in active development. The most active fork appears to be Mamburu's, which was updated less than a day ago at the time of writing.

You'll have to compile it yourself, but it's little hassle and worth it. All I had to do was install ffmpeg through homebrew and open up the project in Xcode.


Cog is a superb small player for OS X which simply plays mu ...

Comment by RAndyVee
about Cog Jun 2011

Cog is a superb small player for OS X which simply plays music files from your file system. None of the library rubbish that iTunes enforces. A small but important detail is that Cog is controlled by the media keys on the Mac keyboard too!