Could someone walk me through how to install this on OSX 10.4?
I've tried to figure it out myself but it's very confusing and I can't find a clear guide anywhere. Also, I'm not a programmer so I don't know anything about compiling, etc.
Any help, or link to a guide, would be greatly appreciated.
ok so fyi for anyone reading this:
none of this will work for anyone with an os BELOW 10.5
jave 1.6 is not offered for os 10.4 and lower.
so atunes is not offered to us many poor multitudes who cant afford the newest computers.
Try Soy latte, search for soy latte java on google. you should find some helpful information. And for the record your not so poor after all.
On the mac the two main problems are:
- Install and manually configure Java 6
- Install mplayer and manually link to the actual application
So first you need Java 6:
When you open a command line and type:
The version number must be something like:
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_13-b03)
If it does contain 1.5.0 instead of 1.6.0 you did something wrong. If the version number contains 1.6.0 but does not fully match the above it is OK.
In a second step you should install aTunes. Get the .jar installer file (Multi-platform Installer):
Open a command line and use the command cd to go to where the installer file has been saved. For example:
Then start the installer by typing:
java -jar aTunes_1.13.0_installer.jar
Follow the instructions to install aTunes.
Now before starting aTunes you need to install mplayer:
We are not sure if the "sudo ln" command links to the correct location, so please give your feedback.
The file "MPlayer OS X
mplayer doesn't exist.
The folder external binaries doesn't exist and in the folder resources and its
subfolders isn't there any file called mplayer.app. Neither is there another
So the missing Java 6 (1.6) JRE support within older MacOS (10.4 "Tiger" and
10.5 "Leopard") is a rather painful chapter in the ongoing MacOSX story ;-(
So this Apple Support document may help to clarify the situation:
However, for MacOS 10.4 SoyLatte http://landonf.bikemonkey.org/static/soylatt
e/ seems to be a helpful Java
1.6 solution, although it seems to be rather tricky to install
signed up for an account just so i could say THANK YOU...spent a couple hours
trying to figure this out until i read this thread
I'm on snow leopard 10.6. These instructions don't work at all. I've got the
correct Java release and I've installed mplayer and done the terminal
incantation and all I get is kernel errors and complaints about other
directories not existing. It sounds like a good app, but it's uninstalable on
I'm currently working in make aTunes functional in Mac. However, I still have
no date scheduled to release a version, so if you can access SVN server you
could generate a DMG file in your own machine to test it.
In that version there is no new to set manually mplayer path, aTunes finds it
automatically if installed. Also, there is a custom UI for Mac.
Thanks for the quick response fleax. I don't know how to access the server you
mentioned. Are there instructions somewhere? Will atunes do any synching on a
Ok, more easy: here is a link to a DMG with current development version:
Please note it is a BETA version, so some features won't work, but feedback
about this version will be welcome :)
About your question, aTunes for Mac will not do any synchronization like
iTunes does with iPods, at least for now.
Nice that you make work of this!! Really appreciate this. I still hate the
lack of a Mac version of MediaMonkey :D But I got it partially working with
Feedback for this Beta:
- When hiding the 'Navigation Tree' and reshowing it, the window stretches out of my screen a lot. (When hiding it the window width remains, while when reshowing it, the tree is added to the window width, so the total width increases.)
Feedback for aTunes in general:
- Consider making it possible to browse your repository more MediaMonkey like: A left sidebar with Artists/Albums and the Songs from the Selected Artist/Album in the middle screen. You can eventually have 2 middle screens with 1 for browsing and 1 for the Playlist.
MediaMonkey shows it's now playing smaller on the right side.
In my opinion browsing music for selection is more important than seeing the
list of selected songs.
You can change in preferences to move songs selected to center of window,
above play list.
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