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

Dan Hergott 143news at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 08:06:55 EST 2012


I'd like to thank everyone who has responded with information on various
music players to try in Ubuntu.

The information has been very helpful.
I haven't tried all the recommendations yet but I do intend to try them all.

Thanks again for your help.

Dan Hergott


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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