Cog features

  • Gapless playback
  • Automatic updates
  • Last.fm support
  • Global hotkeys
  • Desktop notifications
  • Shuffle, both albums and tracks
  • Repeat single track, album or whole playlist
  • Playback from HTTP(S) sources, both livestreams and hosted files
    • Supports Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) using FFmpeg
    • Supports live metadata updates of continuous streaming servers, including Shoutcast, Icecast, Ogg Vorbis comments, and timed ID3v2 packets, where employed by the streamer
  • CUE Sheet support, including embedded CUE Sheets in several formats
  • Album artwork per track, both embedded and external, cached per unique image, in JPEG, PNG, GIF, WebP, HEIC, or AVIF format. HEIC requires macOS Mojave, while WebP requires Big Sur.
  • Graphic equalizer
  • Spectrum visualization in the toolbar
  • Spatial Audio for supported devices, requires at least macOS Monterey

Supported formats

  • MP3 (including free format, up to 640kbps)
  • WAV
  • MPEG-4 container, including chapter support
  • Matroska container, including chapter support
  • AAC
    • LC-AAC
    • HE-AAC
    • HE-AACv2
    • xHE-AAC (USAC)
  • Apple Lossless (ALAC)
  • FLAC (including OggFLAC)
  • Ogg Opus
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • AC3
  • Windows Media Audio
  • DTS
  • TrueHD
  • HDCD
  • TTA True Audio
  • TAK (Tom's Lossless Audio Kompressor)
  • Monkey's Audio (APE)
  • APL (APE Linking File)
  • TwinVQ
  • RealAudio
  • ATRAC3
  • Musepack
  • WavPack, including DSD support
  • Interchange File Format (IFF) including DSDIFF
  • DSD Stream File (DFF)
  • Wideband Single-bit Data (WSD)
  • MIDI
  • Shorten
  • Tracker music via libopenmpt (supported formats).
  • SID
  • Game music
    • GBS
    • NSF
    • SPC
    • VGM
    • VGZ
    • PSF
    • SSF
    • DSF
    • QSF
    • USF
    • NCSF
    • 2SF
    • Streamed music via vgmstream
  • Archive files
    • ZIP
    • RAR
    • GZip
    • 7Z