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Cog Alternatives

Cog is described as 'Audio player for macOS. Plays many formats, some mainstream, many obscure' and is a Audio Player in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cog for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is foobar2000, which is free. Other great apps like Cog are Winamp, Quod Libet, Vox Music Player and Swinsian.

Cog alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cog.
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Cog iconCog
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

Audio player for macOS. Plays many formats, some mainstream, many obscure.

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  1. foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.

    Foobar custom.
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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.

    Media Library

  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).

    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
  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.

  5. 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.


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


    No updates since late 2018

  7. Roon icon


    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Synology Cloud Station

    Roon is a music playing system for audiophiles.

  8. Museeks icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A simple, clean and cross-platform music player.

  9. DivX icon


    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    DivX doesn't need much of an introduction, as the product speaks for itself. A powerful player, converter and decoder, DivX offers you a handful of tools to assist you in your video playing and encoding endeavors.

  10. Nextcloud Audio Player icon

    Nextcloud Audio Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Nextcloud
    • ownCloud

    A music player for FLAC, MP3, MP4, streams, … with playlist support and SONOS integration.

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