Apple had a need to protect the growing iPod and iTunes business, and to do so invented the iPhone (a touchscreen smartphone with an iPod inside). Somewhere sometime ago, a clever Mac developer had a need to play music or audio files from the Menubar and make them loop over and over. Here’s the invention.
Automatic Loops Automatically
Looping the same audio source or song over and over again is not exactly my cup of tea, but I see both the convenience and some uses.
Loop-o-matic is the Mac app which loops music or audio files, either from a streaming URL or from music files in a folder.
First, select the folder that contains the audio files. It can be music files, ordinary audio files (AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, WAV or MP4).
Click the Loop-o-matic Menubar icon and a small control panel drops down that also displays a Start and Stop button, and access to the Mac’s system sound Volume slider.
It works exactly as you would suspect. Whatever audio files are in the selected folder will play, one after the other, then repeat in a never ending loop.
That’s not a need that I have but if you do then Loop-o-matic is hard to beat is ease of use and price.
What I would really like to see Loop-o-matic develop into is a nice Menubar controller for iTunes. Select a playlist, click. Either have Loop-o-matic play the entire playlist and then loop, or stop, or move to the next playlist.
Still, free is good, and Loop-o-matic works great for what it does.