[kwlug-disc] Suggestions requested for high performance music players supporting large music libraries running on a Ubuntu 10.04 system.

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 01:15:37 EST 2012


DeaDBeeF is a Gnome clone of foobar2000.  I use it.  It's awesome.
Not quite as awesome as foobar (sadly), but still awesome.  It's a
minimalist player and handles large playlists fairly well.  Give it a
try...

Darcy.

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Darryl O'Neill <ldoneill at golden.net> wrote:
> I have the same problem but at only 17000 tracks.  Haven't found a Linux
> Music player that handles it well.
> I am using foobar (windows program) but I have not tried to get it working
> under wine yet.
> It comes up almost immediately then scans for updates in the background.
> It has excellent searching capability,
> allows for programmable plugins and extensions.  Multiple people are using
> it on different machines to access music on
> my DLink DNS-323 NAS.
> The NAS also has an ITunes/UPnP media servers but I have not found anything
> that works well with them.  Amarok gives permission problems for me.
>
> Darryl
>
>
>
>
> Dan's Newsletters wrote:
>>
>>  Hi
>>
>> 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
>> Rhythm box.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Dan Hergott
>>
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