for donnie: i also like mpd but audacious is better coz i often just want to drop something into the player, a cuesheet or a recently downloaded/ripper track, which i cannot do with mpd (with it i have to put it into the library folder, update the library, and put it into the playlist... )
Quote from: viktor on 04 November, 2007, 01:30:09 PMfor donnie: i also like mpd but audacious is better coz i often just want to drop something into the player, a cuesheet or a recently downloaded/ripper track, which i cannot do with mpd (with it i have to put it into the library folder, update the library, and put it into the playlist... )I take it audacious still doesn't do gapless lame playback? that's pretty much my primary concern. But I see your point. I keep all my music organised in my music directory, so it isn't an issue for me but it would be nice to play random tracks. I think there's some nasty hacks to do this but it is one of the features planned for version 2 in the mpd wiki (mind you mpd 2 is really, really ambitious). Personally I always hated winamp so I've never really tried audacious or beep or xmms or anything too much.
Yeah I agree, mpd2 is just a load of plans but at least the developers know what's needed. Also, a lot of the features I'd like could be implemented client side. When I say lame gapless playback I mean individual mp3 tracks playing seamlessly. I don't know of any other player that does this. Even aqualung, which has gapless as its main feature, didn't even do this for me last time I checked (although the gaps were tiny). And yeah, I also agree that a lot of linux music players do exactly the same thing, and not particularly well at that. mpd is an exception but not in the way you want. amarok needs a mention too. It's very popular and has loads of features but it's not exactly light weight.
I'm not sure that it has all of the features you're looking for, but you should check out quodlibet. Install both the 'quodlibet' package and the 'quodlibet-plugins' package.http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet/wiki/Features
Does QuodLibet support custom tags? That is the main thing that I need (I have about 10,000 tracks of live music and they are all tagged with Venue/Location rather than Album). I really don't feel like re-tagging all my music.
I currently use a combination of MPD with GMPC for playback, and foobar2000 running under Wine for any tagging/organising I need to do.
have you tried qmpdclient?
Well.. Quodlibet is nice, but the one thing that keeps me away from it is: its very slow also also the project seems to be dead..
If you find something like that, let me know. Foobar's what I miss most using linux.That said have a look at mpd (music player daemon). It doesn't support custom or multivalue tags as far as I know (though I'd really like this too) but it's lightweight, has LAME gapless playback support and loads of different clients to use with it. MPC is particularly useful for scripting stuff