[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 12:13:21 EST 2012


Nope, it's totally different software.  It just shares many of the
same design goals.  It does have a small collection of its own
plugins, though.

http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/

Darcy.

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 8:25 AM, Colin <goodgreen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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