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Resistance for Mac

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Key Details of Resistance

  • Lightning-fast music player for OS X with a focus on downloading music from the internet.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Resistance for Mac finds, downloads, and allows you to play music from YouTube. Additionally, it can access your iTunes library and lets you drag and drop the newly downloaded content into it. The software performs well, overall, but may violate the YouTube EULA, so use it at your own risk.

Visually, Resistance for Mac looks much like iTunes 9, having a similar LED display, a library sidebar, and playback controls. In the sidebar you'll find the Resistance music folder, the iTunes library, and two sites, YouTube and Soundcat. In our tests we were able to connect only to YouTube. Searching for a song gives you a list of results with a "Download" button next to each one. Unfortunately, there is no unified search within the app and no option to just stream music. After the download is complete, the song is automatically added to the Resistance's music folder. From there you can drag and drop it to your iTunes library if you wish, or play it directly in the app. Since it's so focused, Resistance for Mac feels snappier than iTunes.

If you're looking for a straightforward way to expand your local music collection, you should give Resistance for Mac a go. It's functional, fast, practical, and even fun once you get used to it. Keep in mind, though, that while it works well now, its dependence on third-party services means that any notable YouTube site overhaul could break it.

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Full Specifications

March 2, 2013
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Operating System
OS X 10.8, Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Lightning-fast music player for OS X with a focus on downloading music from the internet.
Resistance is a lightning fast music player for OS X with a focus on downloading music from the internet. In this version you can:- Search and download songs from YouTube and Soundcat.ch.- Play your music through the built-in music player controls.- Access your iTunes library the iTunes section of the appplication.- Import songs to the Finder or iTunes with drag and drop or right-click.Currently Resistance supports only two sites to download music from, but there is no limit to what we might add in the future. If you have ideas for what we should add next, contact us. Also contact us, of course, with any problems, questions or feedback.The source code is not yet publicly available, but contact us with any source related requests.