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April 10, 2010
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Play Users

What is Play? 

Play is an application for playing and managing audio files.

Play currently supports playback of FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Musepack, WavPack, Monkey's Audio, AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3 and various other audio file formats.

For lossless formats such as FLAC and WavPack, and for Ogg Vorbis and specially-tagged MP3 files, Play supports gapless playback allowing sample-accurate audio reproduction.

Play processes all audio using 32-bit floating point precision, providing the highest possible playback quality for files sampled at all bit depths. Additionally, Play is tightly integrated with Core Audio and supports DSP effects using Audio Units.

Play's powerful searching and organizational features make finding music a snap! Play's integrated browser allows you to easily locate tracks in your library grouped by artist, album, composer, or genre, while smart playlists create unlimited ways to combine your music.

Need to make changes to your audio files' metadata? No problem! Play has a powerful integrated metadata editor that allows multiple files to be edited at once, even if the files are in different formats. And if your files are missing metadata, Play can use MusicBrainz to help fill in the blanks.

Never touch your volume control again! Play supports replay gain, allowing files to play at a constant volume despite inherent differences in their loudness.

Play is integrated with the official client, so you can share your listening habits with everyone. Consider joining the Play Users group!

Play is free software released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).


A screenshot of Play


The current stable version of Play is 0.3, released 9 December 2007.

Play-0.3.tar.bz2 (Universal Binary, 3.9 MB)

Play-0.3-source.tar.bz2 (Source Code, 829 KB)

The current unstable version of Play is svn revision 1105, built on 30 August 2009. This version requires Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer.

Play-r1105.tar.bz2 (Universal Binary, 4.20 MB)

Release Notes 

You may view the release notes in HTML.

Known Issues:


Play requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later.

Help and Support 

Does Play not seem to be working properly? Submit your bug reports using the bug tracker.

Is something missing or does a feature need improvement? Submit a blueprint for your idea or feature request.


Building Play from source requires the Xcode 3.1 tools from Apple.

The Play source code repository is available for public access. To check out the source code anonymously, issue the following command in Terminal:

git clone git:// Play

Play also uses various open-source libraries compiled as frameworks. You may download precompiled versions of the frameworks here (2.9 MB). Extract the contents of the archive into the main source directory.

Play may then be built using either the Xcode GUI or command-line tools.

If you are interested in helping with the development of Play, please contact Stephen.


Would you like to contribute to Play? Willing people are needed to:

If you are interested please contact Stephen.