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

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 12:47:40 EST 2012


I can add some support for Subsonic.  It's a great application and
runs on pretty much any platform.  Gives you a nice web interface for
all video and audio, allows you to create playlists, upload art, etc.
Runs on any browser that supports flash; including my playbook.

Once I get things back in order with my network, I was going to try
opening a port to see how well it streams over my  MLPPP connection.
:)


On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Andrew Mercer <andrew at andrewmercer.net> wrote:
> 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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