Powerful commercial MP3
player and encoder
for the Mac. Among its features are a highly customizable
and intuitive interface
, fast and clean encoding
, simple playlist
editing, automatic CDDB
lookup for playing CDs and encoding, a decent equalizer
capability, and support for many wonderful plugins such as WhiteCap
. The most recent version of SoundJam is 2.5.3.
Currently, SoundJam is my favorite player on any platform, although AudioCatalyst is a superior encoder. A free version with fewer features is available. Casady & Greene maintains a website at http://www.soundjam.com.
Recently, Casady & Greene has made public their intention to cease development on a Mac OS X version of SoundJam, effectively pissing off thousands of users who now must choose between their favorite MP3 player and favorite OS. Apparently, Apple has bought the source code (along with the lead programmer) to create iTunes, which, while servicable, is no SoundJam.