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Adapter

Adapter promises to convert anything to anything — at least among image, audio and video formats. And they’ve got a long of file types to prove it. Plus, you can also download Flash videos and copy video to iPod, iPhone and iTunes.

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Burn

Burn data disks, audio disks (MP3, audio CD), video disks (VCD, SVCD, DVD-Video, DivX), images and disk copy — just about anything you can think of. And all with great ease.

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Cog

An open source audio player for OS X (10.4 and above) that supports the following formats: Ogg Vorbis, Mp3, Flac, Musepack, Monkeys Audio, Shorten, Wavpack, AAC, and Wave/AIFF.

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FrameByFrame

Create stop-motion animation videos using any webcam/video camera connected to your Mac, including iSight. Just take some pictures and soon you have a stop-motion QuickTime movie.

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Handbrake

Multithreaded video transcoder supports most common multimedia files and any DVD or Bluray-like source that is not copy-protected. Outputs to several popular file formats, including the one for Apple TV.

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IINA

Open source video player built from the ground up for modern versions of macOS. Supports common media types and outputs high-quality video optimized for retina screens.

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iTunes Alarm

Not only puts you to sleep and wakes you up, but does the same for your Mac. This app plays the music of your choice as you fall asleep, then puts your Mac to sleep at the time you designate. Later, it can wake your Mac and play another song (or radio station) to wake you up. There’s even a snooze button.

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Kodi

Media player and entertainment hub with an interface for TV and remote controls. Play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

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Macsome Audio Editor

Quickly cut, trim or split audio files, using MP3 and AAC formats without quality loss. Other features include fade in and out, volume adjustment and ID tags. Can be used to create ringtones for phones (including iPhone) that use MP3 or AAC.

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Mashduo

Compare your iTunes library with a friend’s and see which songs you don’t have in common. Or use it to make sure your own libraries are in sync. Also helps with making sure a migration goes well.

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Media Converter

Convert avi, wmv, mkv, rm, mov and more using several presents, including iPod/iPhone. You can also create your own presets or download others. Smart settings keep your video in the correct aspect ratio.

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Miro

Open source music and video player works with your current music library, converts and syncs to Android, allows you to buy from Amazon, downloads, plays and converts almost any video, shares media over a network, and features fast torrent downloads.

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Motion FX

Moving in front of your Mac’s camera was never so much fun. Select an effect and watch what it does with face tracking and other technology. Presets include smoke, fire, rainbow plasma and 77 others. Five modes include video warp, which warps live video using your mouse or trackpad. Download is from the Mac App Store.

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MPlayerX

Powerful, easy-to-use, beautiful multimedia player works with almost any format. Smooth playback even with full HD. Supports multi-touch, intelligently detects subtitles. I’m content with QuickTime, but those who seek the ultimate video experience may find this more satisfying.

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NicePlayer

This media player uses all the QuickTime codecs but without the nags. Go beyond what QuickTime can do with plug-ins, including support for DVD.

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Nightingale

Music player with a beautiful interface supports a wide range of audio formats. Dozens of add-ons that bring new features, including Last.FM to track your listening habits and compare them with friends.

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RGB MusicLab

Ever wonder what a musical Mona Lisa would sould like? RGB MusicLab takes the pixels in a painting, judges their colours and brightness, then interprets them to create music. Don’t like what you hear? There are many options to adjust your final composition.

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Riffworks T4

Guitar recording and online collaboration program includes looped recording, automatic track creation, InstantDrummer, effects, song posting, online collaboration, and a tutorial in 14 languages. You can record songs online with friends for free.

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Shotcut

A free, open source, cross-platform video editor with support for many audio and video formats and codecs plus many image formats. Native editing means no import required.

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Sleepytime

Sleep timer for iTunes features an animated display showing the current song’s title and artist, as well as time remaining until the music fades out. When the music ends, you can have your Mac shut down, restart, sleep or log out. Or have Sleepytime hide or quit.

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Smart Converter

A drag-and-drop interface allows this program to analyze a video file and convert it efficiently to the format of your choice. Conversion goes faster, and quality is maintained, if analysis shows not all parts of the file need to be changed.

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StreamToMe

Play music, video and photos in a wide range of formats, streamed live over wi-fi or 3G from your Mac. No prior conversion or syncing required. Can be played on your devices wherever you are as is they were stored natively on them.

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Tomahawk

Open source music player without the iTunes bloat allows you to gather all your music sources and downloads in one place. Create playlists, invite friends, listen to radio stations.

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TVShows

Feed your TV addiction the easy way with TVShows. Leave this pref pane running in the background, and it will automatically seek out and download torrents for shows (using your torrent app) as they become available. Presets for many shows do all the setup for you. Tested on Big Bang Theory and worked like a charm.

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VirtualDJ Home

Use beatlock engine to stay on beat and work mixes faster. Loop engine and synchronized sampler let you perform remixes on the fly. Video engine lets you mix and scratch music videos or karaoke as easily as audio.

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VLC Player

It will play just about any kind of video or audio format you can imagine — thus making VLC Player one of the most popular downloads of all. But it has a big rival you might want to consider — MPlayer.

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Vox

Lightweight, nice-looking music player supports FLAC, MP3, AAC, Musepack, Monkey’s Audio, OGG Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, IT, MOD, XM, Games Music and many others. Plus, there are several effects, and you can export to MP3, AAC, WAV and other formats.

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X Lossless Decoder

Decode, convert and play lossless audio files. Audio files can be split into tracks with a cue sheet when decoding. Supported formats include: (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.ogg), Monkey’s Audio (.ape), Wavpack (.wv), TTA (.tta), Apple Lossless (.m4a) [10.4 and later], AIFF, WAV.

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YouTube to MP3

Go to the YouTube music video you want and copy the URL. You can then click the paste button in the app and hit the download button. A music MP3 will show up in your Music folder or, if you choose, iTunes. Super simple.

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IINA

Open source video player built from the ground up for modern versions of macOS. Supports common media types and outputs high-quality video optimized for retina screens.

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Tomahawk

Open source music player without the iTunes bloat allows you to gather all your music sources and downloads in one place. Create playlists, invite friends, listen to radio stations.

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Nightingale

Music player with a beautiful interface supports a wide range of audio formats. Dozens of add-ons that bring new features, including Last.FM to track your listening habits and compare them with friends.

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Kodi

Media player and entertainment hub with an interface for TV and remote controls. Play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

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Shotcut

A free, open source, cross-platform video editor with support for many audio and video formats and codecs plus many image formats. Native editing means no import required.

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Mashduo

Compare your iTunes library with a friend’s and see which songs you don’t have in common. Or use it to make sure your own libraries are in sync. Also helps with making sure a migration goes well.

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Smart Converter

A drag-and-drop interface allows this program to analyze a video file and convert it efficiently to the format of your choice. Conversion goes faster, and quality is maintained, if analysis shows not all parts of the file need to be changed.

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StreamToMe

Play music, video and photos in a wide range of formats, streamed live over wi-fi or 3G from your Mac. No prior conversion or syncing required. Can be played on your devices wherever you are as is they were stored natively on them.

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VirtualDJ Home

Use beatlock engine to stay on beat and work mixes faster. Loop engine and synchronized sampler let you perform remixes on the fly. Video engine lets you mix and scratch music videos or karaoke as easily as audio.

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YouTube to MP3

Go to the YouTube music video you want and copy the URL. You can then click the paste button in the app and hit the download button. A music MP3 will show up in your Music folder or, if you choose, iTunes. Super simple.

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Motion FX

Moving in front of your Mac’s camera was never so much fun. Select an effect and watch what it does with face tracking and other technology. Presets include smoke, fire, rainbow plasma and 77 others. Five modes include video warp, which warps live video using your mouse or trackpad. Download is from the Mac App Store.

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Adapter

Adapter promises to convert anything to anything — at least among image, audio and video formats. And they’ve got a long of file types to prove it. Plus, you can also download Flash videos and copy video to iPod, iPhone and iTunes.

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TVShows

Feed your TV addiction the easy way with TVShows. Leave this pref pane running in the background, and it will automatically seek out and download torrents for shows (using your torrent app) as they become available. Presets for many shows do all the setup for you. Tested on Big Bang Theory and worked like a charm.

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MPlayerX

Powerful, easy-to-use, beautiful multimedia player works with almost any format. Smooth playback even with full HD. Supports multi-touch, intelligently detects subtitles. I’m content with QuickTime, but those who seek the ultimate video experience may find this more satisfying.

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Media Converter

Convert avi, wmv, mkv, rm, mov and more using several presents, including iPod/iPhone. You can also create your own presets or download others. Smart settings keep your video in the correct aspect ratio.

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X Lossless Decoder

Decode, convert and play lossless audio files. Audio files can be split into tracks with a cue sheet when decoding. Supported formats include: (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.ogg), Monkey’s Audio (.ape), Wavpack (.wv), TTA (.tta), Apple Lossless (.m4a) [10.4 and later], AIFF, WAV.

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Sleepytime

Sleep timer for iTunes features an animated display showing the current song’s title and artist, as well as time remaining until the music fades out. When the music ends, you can have your Mac shut down, restart, sleep or log out. Or have Sleepytime hide or quit.

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Macsome Audio Editor

Quickly cut, trim or split audio files, using MP3 and AAC formats without quality loss. Other features include fade in and out, volume adjustment and ID tags. Can be used to create ringtones for phones (including iPhone) that use MP3 or AAC.

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iTunes Alarm

Not only puts you to sleep and wakes you up, but does the same for your Mac. This app plays the music of your choice as you fall asleep, then puts your Mac to sleep at the time you designate. Later, it can wake your Mac and play another song (or radio station) to wake you up. There’s even a snooze button.

Download site Comment

Vox

Lightweight, nice-looking music player supports FLAC, MP3, AAC, Musepack, Monkey’s Audio, OGG Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, IT, MOD, XM, Games Music and many others. Plus, there are several effects, and you can export to MP3, AAC, WAV and other formats.

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Riffworks T4

Guitar recording and online collaboration program includes looped recording, automatic track creation, InstantDrummer, effects, song posting, online collaboration, and a tutorial in 14 languages. You can record songs online with friends for free.

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FrameByFrame

Create stop-motion animation videos using any webcam/video camera connected to your Mac, including iSight. Just take some pictures and soon you have a stop-motion QuickTime movie.

Download site Comment

RGB MusicLab

Ever wonder what a musical Mona Lisa would sould like? RGB MusicLab takes the pixels in a painting, judges their colours and brightness, then interprets them to create music. Don’t like what you hear? There are many options to adjust your final composition.

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Burn

Burn data disks, audio disks (MP3, audio CD), video disks (VCD, SVCD, DVD-Video, DivX), images and disk copy — just about anything you can think of. And all with great ease.

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NicePlayer

This media player uses all the QuickTime codecs but without the nags. Go beyond what QuickTime can do with plug-ins, including support for DVD.

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Cog

An open source audio player for OS X (10.4 and above) that supports the following formats: Ogg Vorbis, Mp3, Flac, Musepack, Monkeys Audio, Shorten, Wavpack, AAC, and Wave/AIFF.

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Miro

Open source music and video player works with your current music library, converts and syncs to Android, allows you to buy from Amazon, downloads, plays and converts almost any video, shares media over a network, and features fast torrent downloads.

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Handbrake

Multithreaded video transcoder supports most common multimedia files and any DVD or Bluray-like source that is not copy-protected. Outputs to several popular file formats, including the one for Apple TV.

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VLC Player

It will play just about any kind of video or audio format you can imagine — thus making VLC Player one of the most popular downloads of all. But it has a big rival you might want to consider — MPlayer.

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Audio

Cog

An open source audio player for OS X (10.4 and above) that supports the following formats: Ogg Vorbis, Mp3, Flac, Musepack, Monkeys Audio, Shorten, Wavpack, AAC, and Wave/AIFF.

Download site

Macsome Audio Editor

Quickly cut, trim or split audio files, using MP3 and AAC formats without quality loss. Other features include fade in and out, volume adjustment and ID tags. Can be used to create ringtones for phones (including iPhone) that use MP3 or AAC.

Download site

RGB MusicLab

Ever wonder what a musical Mona Lisa would sould like? RGB MusicLab takes the pixels in a painting, judges their colours and brightness, then interprets them to create music. Don’t like what you hear? There are many options to adjust your final composition.

Download site

Riffworks T4

Guitar recording and online collaboration program includes looped recording, automatic track creation, InstantDrummer, effects, song posting, online collaboration, and a tutorial in 14 languages. You can record songs online with friends for free.

Download site

Tomahawk

Open source music player without the iTunes bloat allows you to gather all your music sources and downloads in one place. Create playlists, invite friends, listen to radio stations.

Download site

VirtualDJ Home

Use beatlock engine to stay on beat and work mixes faster. Loop engine and synchronized sampler let you perform remixes on the fly. Video engine lets you mix and scratch music videos or karaoke as easily as audio.

Download site

X Lossless Decoder

Decode, convert and play lossless audio files. Audio files can be split into tracks with a cue sheet when decoding. Supported formats include: (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.ogg), Monkey’s Audio (.ape), Wavpack (.wv), TTA (.tta), Apple Lossless (.m4a) [10.4 and later], AIFF, WAV.

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Converters

Adapter

Adapter promises to convert anything to anything — at least among image, audio and video formats. And they’ve got a long of file types to prove it. Plus, you can also download Flash videos and copy video to iPod, iPhone and iTunes.

Download site

Handbrake

Multithreaded video transcoder supports most common multimedia files and any DVD or Bluray-like source that is not copy-protected. Outputs to several popular file formats, including the one for Apple TV.

Download site

Media Converter

Convert avi, wmv, mkv, rm, mov and more using several presents, including iPod/iPhone. You can also create your own presets or download others. Smart settings keep your video in the correct aspect ratio.

Download site

Smart Converter

A drag-and-drop interface allows this program to analyze a video file and convert it efficiently to the format of your choice. Conversion goes faster, and quality is maintained, if analysis shows not all parts of the file need to be changed.

Download site

Switch

Convert audio files to one of 16 formats. If it doesn’t have the codec you want, it will download it on the fly.

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YouTube to MP3

Go to the YouTube music video you want and copy the URL. You can then click the paste button in the app and hit the download button. A music MP3 will show up in your Music folder or, if you choose, iTunes. Super simple.

Download site

iPod

iTunes

iTunes Alarm

Not only puts you to sleep and wakes you up, but does the same for your Mac. This app plays the music of your choice as you fall asleep, then puts your Mac to sleep at the time you designate. Later, it can wake your Mac and play another song (or radio station) to wake you up. There’s even a snooze button.

Download site

Mashduo

Compare your iTunes library with a friend’s and see which songs you don’t have in common. Or use it to make sure your own libraries are in sync. Also helps with making sure a migration goes well.

Download site

MediaHuman Lyrics Finder

Find and add missing lyrics to songs in your music library. Won’t overwrite current lyrics. Drag and drop tracks from your favorite music player (e.g. iTunes) and the app does the rest.

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Sleepytime

Sleep timer for iTunes features an animated display showing the current song’s title and artist, as well as time remaining until the music fades out. When the music ends, you can have your Mac shut down, restart, sleep or log out. Or have Sleepytime hide or quit.

Download site

Players

Clementine

A multiplatform music player inspired by Amarok 1.4 that focuses on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing music.

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IINA

Open source video player built from the ground up for modern versions of macOS. Supports common media types and outputs high-quality video optimized for retina screens.

Download site

Kodi

Media player and entertainment hub with an interface for TV and remote controls. Play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Download site

Miro

Open source music and video player works with your current music library, converts and syncs to Android, allows you to buy from Amazon, downloads, plays and converts almost any video, shares media over a network, and features fast torrent downloads.

Download site

MPlayerX

Powerful, easy-to-use, beautiful multimedia player works with almost any format. Smooth playback even with full HD. Supports multi-touch, intelligently detects subtitles. I’m content with QuickTime, but those who seek the ultimate video experience may find this more satisfying.

Download site

NicePlayer

This media player uses all the QuickTime codecs but without the nags. Go beyond what QuickTime can do with plug-ins, including support for DVD.

Download site

Nightingale

Music player with a beautiful interface supports a wide range of audio formats. Dozens of add-ons that bring new features, including Last.FM to track your listening habits and compare them with friends.

Download site

StreamToMe

Play music, video and photos in a wide range of formats, streamed live over wi-fi or 3G from your Mac. No prior conversion or syncing required. Can be played on your devices wherever you are as is they were stored natively on them.

Download site

VLC Player

It will play just about any kind of video or audio format you can imagine — thus making VLC Player one of the most popular downloads of all. But it has a big rival you might want to consider — MPlayer.

Download site

Vox

Lightweight, nice-looking music player supports FLAC, MP3, AAC, Musepack, Monkey’s Audio, OGG Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, IT, MOD, XM, Games Music and many others. Plus, there are several effects, and you can export to MP3, AAC, WAV and other formats.

Download site

Video

Burn

Burn data disks, audio disks (MP3, audio CD), video disks (VCD, SVCD, DVD-Video, DivX), images and disk copy — just about anything you can think of. And all with great ease.

Download site

FrameByFrame

Create stop-motion animation videos using any webcam/video camera connected to your Mac, including iSight. Just take some pictures and soon you have a stop-motion QuickTime movie.

Download site

Kap

Open source screen capture with good options for sizing, and plenty of opportunity for added features.

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Motion FX

Moving in front of your Mac’s camera was never so much fun. Select an effect and watch what it does with face tracking and other technology. Presets include smoke, fire, rainbow plasma and 77 others. Five modes include video warp, which warps live video using your mouse or trackpad. Download is from the Mac App Store.

Download site

Shotcut

A free, open source, cross-platform video editor with support for many audio and video formats and codecs plus many image formats. Native editing means no import required.

Download site

TVShows

Feed your TV addiction the easy way with TVShows. Leave this pref pane running in the background, and it will automatically seek out and download torrents for shows (using your torrent app) as they become available. Presets for many shows do all the setup for you. Tested on Big Bang Theory and worked like a charm.

Download site