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

Colin goodgreen at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 08:25:22 EST 2012


Darcy you da man I always wanted foobar in Linux and wind was just hating.
Can it handle the same addons?
On Feb 26, 2012 1:15 AM, "Darcy Casselman" <dscassel at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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