[kwlug-disc] Suggestions requested for high performance music players supporting large music libraries running on a Ubuntu 10.04 system.
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Sat Feb 25 15:50:34 EST 2012
I am requesting a recommendations for a Music player that will support a
large amount of files.
Currently I am using Rhythmbox and I really like it however I am having
a problem with it.
Rhythmbox wants to scan all the files music files every time Rhythmbox
is started up.
As a result it can take literally hours for it to scan all the music
files, I have over 25000 music files.
I store my music the flac file format so they sound high quality.
I am using a attached storage pogoplug with a USB drive connected to it.
I tried connecting the USB drive to the computer to see if the network
was the bottleneck. I found no
noticeable increase in speed, so the Pogoplug is not the problem.
I have looked on line and all the forums say this is a common caveat for
I've tried Amarok but it seems rather sluggish in performance. I am
using an old 1.6Ghz IBM thinkpad laptop
for my media player connected to my stereo.
If someone in the list has a setup in Linux that works well can you let
me know what you've done?
I could install windows and use winamp, but I really dislike the user
interface for winamp and I despise Windows.
To date the loading of my CD's on the system seems to be a
disappointment due to the file scan / performance issues.
It's still faster to find the CD and put in the CD player than waiting
for the software to do it's thing so I can play a song off
my network storage drive.
Any suggestions are truly appreciated.
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