An alternative is DoubleTwist. Which I use on my Android system. DoubleTwist imports your iTunes music, photo and video library and has the same iTunes look you’re used to, but – unlike iTunes – can sync with Android gadgets.
If you’re looking for a stripped-down iTunes experience check out Ecoute. It’s optimized for playing music. You can customize the layout as much as you want to find what works for you.
Ecoute will import your iTunes library no problem, and even syncs your changes back to iTunes in case you want to go back. In addition to music, it can also play iTunes videos and podcasts.
If you want something that looks like Itunes try Vox it might be the player for you. It has features like search, equalizer and output options too.
Maybe you want to expand beyond your iTunes library and bring in songs from streaming services or cloud music players. Tomahawk links with all of your music sources. It doesn’t matter where your music is located, you can control it like it’s on your computer.
If you don’t mind paying $20 or more, you might look at Fidelia or Swinsian. Both are for more hardcore music lovers.
Fidelia concentrates on getting the best sound from your files while Swinsian includes advanced tagging and library management features. Both support way more file formats that iTunes, so you can play FLAC, Ogg and other high-quality file types.
Finally, there is the Vinyls ($15) software. It lets you browse music by cover, create infinite playlists, fire up a full-screen “party mode” and more fun stuff.

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