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Cog

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

Avg rating of 4 (2)| 3 comments

What is Cog?

Cog is a free open source audio player for OS X.

Features

General

Gapless playback Seeking Automatic updating Feedback form File drawer Preferences Last.fm support Growl support Global hotkeys

Formats

Ogg Vorbis Mp3 Flac Musepack Monkeys Audio Shorten Wavpack AAC Apple Lossless Wave/AIFF Video Game (nsf, gbs, gym, spc, vgm, hes, and more!) Tracker (it, s3m, xm, mod) m3u and pls playlists Cue sheets

Tags

Vorbis comments ID3v1.0, 1.1, 2.3+ Flac tags APEv1 and v2

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Cog information

  • Developed byChristopher Snowhill
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4
  • Alternatives38 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 3 comments and reviews about Cog, and it has gotten 24 likes

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cultlogic
  
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Fork of the original project found here, under the same name.

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shkm
  
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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.

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RAndyVee
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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!

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Cog platform details

Mac

Requires macOS 10.8. Network streaming now requires macOS 10.9.

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