12 responses

  1. Loyalfollower
    March 27, 2018

    afplay in the command line can do it!

  2. Joseph
    March 27, 2018

    Wow, havent heard of coast to coast since art bell left!!

    Nice ;p

  3. Dr2n
    March 27, 2018

    If you view the songs in column mode on the Mac, you can play the songs from there–one at a time. Even if you are doing something else. As long as you keep the finder window open.

  4. arnnnio
    March 27, 2018

    What’s the issue with just using apple-native apps? Some kind of artificial constraint? Downloading apps is easy, and that’s probably how the mp3 got there in the first place. Just use one of the several freebie player apps like cog, decibel, or even VLC. They even let you build playlists and such.

  5. Daniel
    March 27, 2018

    Flac ok works in quicklook press space key, but iTunes not play.

  6. Doug
    March 28, 2018

    If you’re viewing audio files in a Finder window, you can also Control-click on a file, select Get Info, and click the play arrow when the Get Info window opens

  7. Steve
    March 28, 2018

    Or just hit the space bar. Why make it complicated?

    • no way
      March 28, 2018

      Steve it’s the OSXDaily way!!! LOL!!!

      Simplest way is to command(right click) open with Quicktime IMO. This has been a default command for OSX for years.

  8. ChuckR
    March 28, 2018

    Right-click/control-click on the audio file.”Open With” reveals the list of Default and alternative programs that can play it.

  9. Walt Weeks
    March 28, 2018

    Just the right responders to solve my issue. When I try to play my songs, I get the message, “The song’ ‘ could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to find it” From there I am lost, of the twenty files that show up nothing has my music. I feel that the music, thousands of songs, must be on my external hard drive somewhere. thanks

    • Walt Weeks
      April 9, 2018

      No one knows how to answer my question?

      • Paul
        April 10, 2018

        The link between your iTunes Library files and iTunes application has been broken for some reason. It’s possible that you do not have the same hard drive connected, or you changed a folder name, or changed the name of the hard drive, and it’s possible the files were deleted too.

        The simplest solution is to locate your music files on the disk, and then select that directory as your iTunes Music Library folder through iTunes Preferences.

        You may need to search for audio files via the Finder to locate them if you can’t find them otherwise.

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