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

Andrew Mercer andrew at andrewmercer.net
Wed Feb 29 11:50:19 EST 2012


I use a web application called Subsonic for my music.  I have about
15,000 songs and it handles them very well for me locally and over the
Internet.  You can also steam video with it.

On Wed, 2012-02-29 at 08:06 -0500, Dan Hergott wrote:
> 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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