If you've recently switched to Mac from Windows and miss the good old days of simple music players like Winamp, then Audion could be for you.
Audion is a simple but powerful music player that makes playing music easy - no music stores, no ads and no bloated syncing options. Simply drag and drop music into it and enjoy. The Audion project is discontinued but fortunately, the developers have decided to make it completely free by providing the serial number: RNL07P0-030HWMV-4MAGDS3-4U17REX. Just enter this in the About/Purchase Audion section in the file menu its yours to use unlimited forever!
Audion can be used to play audio CDs, MP3s, and even audio streamed over a network. You can also encode, edit, mix, sort and manage and visualize music. Additionally, it can also broadcast, record and crossfade music. The playlist isn't easily accessible though - you have to select it from the File Menu rather than the small player but when you have done, you can just drag and drop audio into it. One criticism is that the player itself is so small, that its hard to read the various functions or even the track you´re currently playing.
There are many other great features in Audion such as an alarm so you can wake up to your favorite tunes, basic iPod syncing (although with latter iPod updates, this function doesn't work anymore) and lots of different skins which you can use to give Audion a whole new look.
Audion is a fantastic alternative for anyone tired with bloated apps like iTunes or who just wants a Winamp equivalent on Mac.
- Faces now drag properly in Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
- Fixed a problem with mono MP3 files playing at double speed ('Chipmunk Mode')
- Fixed a crash when encoding via LAME under Mac OS 9
- Fixed a freeze with song transitions under Mac OS 9
- Cured a minor problem with .pls and .m3u playlist windows occasionally opening in the wrong location
- Encoders now set the file type and creator of encoded files in Mac OS X
- Changed the Play / Pause menu item keyboard shortcut to avoid a conflict with Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
- Fixed a problem where the 'Listen' option in the Record window would get out-of-sync
- Improved the status display when streaming from the system input
- The iPod menu now only appears if an iPod is actually connected
- Fixed a problem with the "Use filename" General playlist preference not always working properly
- Updated the 'Disable iTunes autolaunch' feature for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
- (Hopefully) fixed a long-standing problem with FreeDB submissions being randomly rejected
- The 'Repeat' playlist option now works for a one-song playlist
- More miscellaneous fixes and improvement