Is there a really easy-to-use alternative to F2k? Like an iTunes that plays flacs? Because I don't want tohave to do constant IT support for his music server after it's set up. Ideally it should-- play FLAC files-- be able to scan a drive/folder and update the music library automatically-- display album art (finding and downloading automatically would be nice too), and basic track information (title, album, artist, date, tracknumber)-- allow EASY creation of playlists-- allow tag/filename editing (this is secondary to the other functions)
Really, I don't see why a set-up installation of foobar2000 would not suit that need, other than the "automatically download album art" part. I install it on even my most computer-illiterate friends' computers and they have no problems at all.foobar2000 is very simple, and takes incredibly little time to produce incredibly efficient and easy results.
What's your preferred method of creating playlists?
foobar2000 is very simple, and takes incredibly little time to produce incredibly efficient and easy results.
Illogical playlist creation and the very incredible ease and simplicity with which they can be deleted may not suit the user in question.
Quote from: RonaldDumsfeld on 07 December, 2009, 03:43:40 PMIllogical playlist creation and the very incredible ease and simplicity with which they can be deleted may not suit the user in question.I don't get this complaint at all. I hardly see what's unintuitive about its playlist creation. Furthermore, if they're that critical, you can trivially make backups.Once it's set up, there's nothing hard about foobar2000 at all. The only hard parts are in the configuration, and even that's only as hard as it has to be.I do not get at all where foobar2000 is not "user-friendly". I've installed it on so many people's computers it's not even funny, and none of them have ever griped once about it being difficult. Sometimes they don't know how to to X so I set it up or show them, and the problem's solved. Often they remark: "Wow, that's easy!"
Sorry for the rambling, but it made me feel better.
and please- if someone's really that un-savvy with technology that they "accidentally delete a playlist"
and as a result decide to give up on an application,
I'm one to think that they shouldn't be allowed near a computer... what a weak argument if I ever heard one.