Concerning tags, I'm not that picky. I usually fill Artist/Track/Album/Tracknumber/Genre/Year/Comment tags only. Will a native *nix support masstagging this?
Quod Libet (player) and Ex Falso (tagger) may also fit the bill. They allow the same freedom with tags as foobar and are supposed to be very customizable in appearance and display/sorting.
Quote from: lordless on 2007-04-09 15:02:46Quod Libet (player) and Ex Falso (tagger) may also fit the bill. They allow the same freedom with tags as foobar and are supposed to be very customizable in appearance and display/sorting.Actually they don't.... tried them...
Oh, and the GStreamer output? No gapless.
I've gotten foobar to do all of the above things in via Wine. MPD is the closest thing to perfect playback that I found, but it lacks file management. Good luck finding something (because there isn't).
Does Aqualung use some unique method for playing back stuff, or is there a KDE equivalant of GStreamer that is gapless? It's much more useful if a standard(ish) framework can be developed and used for everything, after all!
Xine claims to be gapless since version 1.1.1, but even with 1.1.4 it is not.
This may do more harm than good, but I have Full and Current Plans to write a fb2k clone for Linux. It will be implemented in C++ and will be tightly integrated with KDE4. I'd like to do this for my senior seminar project, and will probably start actual development sometime early next year (after KDE4 has stabilized, and when the course starts).The idea is to write a client for XMMS2; this way, the heavy lifting is done by people who are more knowledgeable about it than I am. My goal is to make a Better Foobar2000, and I have several pages of user interface sketches detailing exactly how I will do it. I'm pretty excited. I have this whole flexible-view thing laid out and it will be awesome. Masstagger and mass-converter? Hells yeah. Why? People have more or less answered this already - Amarok is nice, but is heavy, uncustomizable, and the default xine-engine has poor gapless playback. - Quod Libet is flexible, but is in GTK+ and has the baggage of Python overhead. Oh, and the GStreamer output? No gapless. - Aqualung has PERFECT gapless playback. It is, however, ugly as sin.The Mystery Future Program will fill the void. Stay tuned. But don't hold your breath, folks.Q2 2008!
Quote from: Cornie on 2007-04-10 03:08:59Quote from: lordless on 2007-04-09 15:02:46Quod Libet (player) and Ex Falso (tagger) may also fit the bill. They allow the same freedom with tags as foobar and are supposed to be very customizable in appearance and display/sorting.Actually they don't.... tried them...How not? I found the tagging not... quite so flexible, but not badly so. And sorting by multiple tags works much more easily and intuitively (for me) than in foobar2000. Mind you I haven't used fb2k for probably a year or more, so I don't really know what's changed.
And the UI absolutely sucks! Column resizing is completly broken - is this a GTK thing, or where the dev's on crack when they designed it?
I second that about MPD - it's fantastic. Much as I love foobar200 for all all-in-one nature, the way forward for me on Linux is MPD for playback and foobar2000 thru wine for tagging/transcoding.
Nah, Phonon is "where itz at" for KDE.
that is a gtk thing. it's broken in every app which uses variable column-widths.I don't know what kind of tags flac files are using but the latest mutagen (1.10) handles my collection very well, including all custom stuff.. whatsoever. (website says IDEv2 and APEv2).. but like the QL page says: everyone likes different things when it comes to music players..The only thing I really hate about QL is that its bugtracker doesn't work for several months now and development is kind of stuck right now @KDE4: Isn't GStreamer going to be the default engine in KDE4 (at least inside a wrapper)?I thought I read that somewhere.
flacs use APE2 tags. And, well, I do have the latest mutagen - so I'm really not sure why it's having issues reading my MP3 custom tags.....