Cog Alternatives

    Cog is described as 'free open source audio player for OS X' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cog for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is foobar2000, which is free. Other great apps like Cog are Winamp (Freemium), Quod Libet (Free, Open Source), Vox Music Player (Freemium) and Winyl (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 11, 2021

    1. foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Main features Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
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      Developer of Cog also develops components/plug-ins for foobar2000.
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    2. Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014.
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    3. Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).
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    4. It just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features & support for all audio formats you should ever need.
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    5. Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows.

      Discontinued

      No updates since late 2018



    6. Swinsian is a sophisticated music player for macOS with wide format support, folder watching, advanced tag editing and designed to be responsive even with the largest libraries.
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      The music player for music lovers. In the transition from physical to digital media, something has been lost. We have more convenience than ever, but no feeling of excitement or engagement.
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    7. A simple, clean and cross-platform music player. Polished, elegant and minimalist. Offers playback speed control and supports keyboard media shortcuts.
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    8. 1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need to fuddle with playlists or media databases.
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    9. Evil Player is a fast, powerful and flexible media player for windows. Some of Evil Player's key features include Shoutcast, Icecast and Icecast2 support, low memory footprint and native support for several popular formats (MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, AIFF and MOD).

      Discontinued

      Last version, 1.31, was released on July 2009, but it is still downloadable from the official website.

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