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[SLUG] linux mp3 player/jukebox for large collections
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- Subject: [SLUG] linux mp3 player/jukebox for large collections
- From: Jason Frank <fusionx@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Mar 25 09:50:01 2003
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I've been searching for quite sometime for an mp3 player/juke
box/collection manager that works well with a large collection. So I'm
curious to here what linux users are using to manage large mp3 collections.
I used to use Musicmatch Jukebox, and if i remember right, they used to
have a linux/wine compatible version available for linux users. However
this doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
Because of the auto-dj feature provided by MM Jukebox, I had actually
gone through the pain-staking task of categorizing my music using the
ID3 tags, specifying not just genre, but tempo and mood. Then using MM,
I could select a random selection given a restriction criteria based on
genre/mood/tempo. This works great for better for me then the current
crop of "rate your song" based applications like LongPlayer. I tend to
prefer to make requests like "rock - moderate" and get some quieter
Eagles or Dire Straits tracks selected out of my collection.
So far, I've not found a juke box application that even shows the
tempo/mood column or lets me add the column to the view, and nothing at
all that will let me randomly select from a criteria that includes the
less popular ID3 tags.
There are some MySQL based mp3 jukebox apps that look like they might be
able to do it, if I fashioned a special script/add-on, however if that
was my only option left, then I would probably rather just code my own
player that meets my needs.
Would really be grateful for any players that people are using that fit
the bill for what I need, its fairly annoying to know that large
portions of my collection are virtually inaccessible due to the sheer
number of mp3's!