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I am new to OS X and their player iTunes doesn't seem to like FLAC (they support only ALAC). I am looking for a player to play FLACs.

I know VLC does the job, but is there any player that can:

  1. Search media library
  2. Manage playlists
  3. Add favorites

I'm looking for something like Banshee in OS X.

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

There's Clementine, a cross-platform fork of Amarok 1.4. I'm not sure how well (if at all) it works with iTunes playlists, etc. but it does support FLAC and has (in my opinion) a great library management feature set.

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clementine looks fabulous – ajy Feb 4 '12 at 6:33
clementine IS awesome! – ajy Feb 4 '12 at 7:33
will FLAC 24bits be downsampled? – BreakPhreak Aug 20 '12 at 21:40
God, those scroll bars are hideous. – MarkovCh1 May 8 '13 at 21:42
@Syzygy Those are Mac OS X scrollbars. Clementine uses the widgets of the platform it's running on. – Andrew Lambert May 9 '13 at 18:04

Enqueue does everything you want and the nice thing is that you can assign any folder or folders to it and it will watch them.

Extensive File Format Support
Enqueue supports tagging and playback for many formats including mp3, mp4, aac, ogg, flac, wav, aiff, musepack and more.

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I've only used the beta which wasn't completely stable, but it is out of beta now.

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wow clementine looks nice. and it's free, whereas enqueue is a paid app now that it's out of beta. – johannes Feb 4 '12 at 6:17
Just a note, i bought (It's not free!) it believing it was under active development - that is not the case, it's been unchanged since january 2012. Reference: – t.mikael.d Feb 2 '14 at 20:17

VLC media player is pretty good for flac; and also i think double-twist has flac support, but im not shure (personally, i prefer studio quality AAC). with VLC you cannot sync any devices (as far as i know), but the good thing about double-twist is... well, it has syncing support for both android devices and iPods (excluding iPod touch 3). also, double-twist has playlist and smart-playlist support, as well as favorites, a rating system, a music store, a genius-like feature, and so many other features that expand on the ones iTunes has.

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