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One of my big gripes about iTunes is that it is slow and eats memory. I really like the old Winamp model of lean, mean, speed machine. Is there such a program for Macs? (I only want an mp3 player with a playlist...don't need anything else really).

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I've seen people seriously advise others to run WinAMP in a VM to save on memory, so... yeah. If it's any help, foobar2000 (basically, as mp3 player with a playlist) works great in wine, and doesn't that have a port in OS X? –  Phoshi Oct 8 '09 at 22:13
    
Wow...maybe I should write a MacAmp program. >.< –  Paul Nathan Oct 9 '09 at 3:09
    
@PaulNathan: Um, huh? There is a MacAmp program available. I link to it in my answer below. Here's that link again: macamplite.com –  Telemachus Oct 9 '09 at 11:40
    
It's going on 3 years unupdated, from what I can tell. –  Paul Nathan Oct 9 '09 at 16:06
    
@Paul: And yet it works perfectly well. It's not necessarily the kind of software that needs a lot of updates. (That is, it isn't constantly adding features.) –  Telemachus Oct 9 '09 at 23:28

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Try Vox

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Looks nice. Thanks for the tip. –  Telemachus Oct 11 '09 at 15:45
    
Another post mentions that Vox frequently crashes. What's your experience with that? superuser.com/questions/12015/favorite-music-player-for-os-x/… –  Telemachus Oct 11 '09 at 16:14
    
I use once or twice a day every time with the same files (I love my music :-) ) and never had a crash. Maybe some strange format ? –  user13891 Oct 11 '09 at 17:12

There is still a MacAmpLite available.

Having said that, if you want really light and you're at all into the terminal, look into cmus. It's a great ncurses-based, command-line music player, available through MacPorts.

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I like cmus. Except for the whole vi-interface concept(appropriately undocumented on the homepage).... sighs. –  Paul Nathan Oct 9 '09 at 3:10
    
@Paul: Maybe that's why I like it so much, as I'm already a Vim user and vi-mode Bash user (not to mention mutt, less and on and on). –  Telemachus Oct 9 '09 at 11:43

Might want to have a look at Cog. (Also see a post about its pros and cons.)

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