aTunes Java-powered audio player

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Way back when, music used to come on things called "records." Those gave way to the audio cassette, which in turn was replaced by the compact disc. Lately, one of the biggest ways that music is distributed is via digital files—the MP3 and all of its cousins. Since these guys work with your computer, your smart phone, and a bunch of other platforms, they're quite handy to have. Of course, in order to listen to them, you do need the appropriate application. The phonograph played records; the tape deck played tapes, but your computer handles myriad other tasks, as well as taking care of your need for a soundtrack for your life. Luckily, it's not that hard to find that app.

aTunes is a digital audio player, similar in design and intent to iTunes, WinAmp, and all the others. One big difference here is that aTunes is written in Java. That means it'll run on any machine that handles Java—just try running iTunes on your Linux box and you'll see why this is important. You can listen to all the file formats you'd expect, and maybe even some you didn't. Use it to organize your music collection, and even rip tunes from your CDs so you can bring them along.

aTunes is a free download. It should run on any machine with a current Java runtime installed.

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2 Responses to “aTunes Java-powered audio player”

  1. thecrwth says:

    heh, you forgot the long lost third cousin of the cassette–the 8 track tape. You must be a young ‘un.

    Love your blog, miss the free after rebate, but yeah rebates seem to be a lost cause.

  2. Liam K. says:

    I’ve heard some good things about aTunes, but I use Songbird personally, which also has a very iTunes-like interface.