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makeyourself 04-18-2013 09:08 AM

Current Most Suitable Music Manager For Linux
 
I realise that this sort of question probably does crop up a fair bit but it is a dynamic (i.e. things change over time) issue so I thought I'd ask the question.

I've got a large collection of music (mp3, ogg, etc). I'd like a music manager that has a decent lyric plugin. I used Songbird for a long time which always seemed to be the best, then they dropped official Linux support. I still continued to use the nightlies but they aren't anywhere near as stable. So I started using Nightingale which is a Songbird fork, but that has stopped working with my version of Debian Wheezy.

I'm using Banshee at the moment, but the official lyric plugin doesn't work too well. Any alternative suggestions would be helpful please.

rokytnji 04-18-2013 09:19 AM

Looks like Amarok was the favourite

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rs-4175448592/

Me, I am simple and xmms and qmmp suffice for me. I don't care about lyrics.

Just some others, take your pick.

audacious, rhythmbox, quodlibet , umplayer, minitunes, gmusicbrowser, clementine,vlc

odiseo77 04-18-2013 09:50 AM

Both Amarok and Clementine have a lyrics plugin. As for the collection, mine has around 11.500 tracks and it's managed fine by these two programs. Something else: despite being KDE-native applications, they work fine in other DEs I've tried.

JWJones 04-18-2013 10:24 AM

There's a good rundown of audio players over at the Arch Wiki:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...#Audio_players

Sonata seems interesting, although I haven't tried it yet:

http://sonata.berlios.de/index.html

makeyourself 04-20-2013 06:18 PM

Apologies for the delay in reply, thank you for the suggestions. Apart from Rhythmbox and Amarok, I haven't used any of those before so I'll definitely read the details on them and give some a try.

Knightron 04-23-2013 09:50 AM

hello mate. I also like using the lyrics plugin. I use clementine. the interface is quite similar to Nightingale and banshee, but is qt native, more stable and is packaged natively with most distros unlike nightingale. it also looks pretty nice under gtk. the only thing in my experience that nightingale has over it, is that clementine doesn't save the lyrics so they'll load when you're off line.

makeyourself 04-23-2013 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knightron (Post 4937257)
hello mate. I also like using the lyrics plugin. I use clementine. the interface is quite similar to Nightingale and banshee, but is qt native, more stable and is packaged natively with most distros unlike nightingale. it also looks pretty nice under gtk. the only thing in my experience that nightingale has over it, is that clementine doesn't save the lyrics so they'll load when you're off line.

OK cheers I'm giving that a try as I speak. I'm running GNOME at the moment but I'm also on a new PC build that's capable of running the vast majority of stuff, including Qt programs, without any speed issues.

cortman 04-23-2013 01:15 PM

According to the Audacious webpage there's plugins for lyrics for that program too. I'm not interested in lyrics, but Audacious is my music player of choice.


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