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Re: [SLUG] linux mp3 player/jukebox for large collections
- To: Jason Frank <fusionx@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] linux mp3 player/jukebox for large collections
- From: Adam Hewitt <adam.hewitt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Mar 25 12:12:02 2003
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
I have also been looking for an mp3 player that meets my requirements,
and so far have been unsuccessful. I have also mentioned this to other
linux users who have also mentioned their frustrations with linux mp3
I have been thinking about writing an mp3 player for linux for a while,
my only problem is my relative inability to code, but if you do end up
deciding to do it yourself give me a holler. I might not be much help,
but I would be interested none-the-less
On Tue, 2003-03-25 at 09:44, Jason Frank wrote:
> Hi All,
> 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!