Music Players (feddit.cl)
submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Hello guys,
I'm looking for a music player, I have checked some wikis but none of those give me their personal opinion of the music players thus I would like to know your experience. Currently I am using musikcube as I just though it would look since since it can use your terminal colorscheme and I have also used Cue.
Anyway, what music player would you recommend for someone who has thousands of songs and wishes to create playlists seamlessly. Thanks in advance

Edit: Gave most of your recommendations a fair shot. In the end I decided to go for MPD + Ymuse since it was exactly what I needed plus Ymuse is gtk so its automatically themed for me. Thank You All Guys!
fair to say I was Ymused....

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[-] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

cant beat the llamas ass

i dont believe in streaming of any kinda, my data is local

[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago

I don't know why but this made me want to play that Windows pinball game like the old times

[-] Rustmilian 9 points 3 weeks ago

That space pinball game thing? It's available on Linux, I saw it in the AUR a few months ago.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Its also on Flathub. ~~I think it is a WINE wrapper~~

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

It was reimplemented a couple of years ago - don't have a link to hand but it's on GitHub - so it's likely to be native.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

Jellyfin, i own my streaming

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

It's been downhill since winamp (UI wise).

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[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

This is what a NAS + Plex/Jellyfin is for.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

uhg plex? no way. i cant imagine any self hosters choosing plex

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

As any person that lives under a rock I barely blinked and everyone was using streaming services while I kept half of my hard drive full of pirated mp3 and never got to understand why people fell for that trap. I really like MPD, though when it goes yolo it's a pain in the butt to re-configure it.

I used ncmpcpp for like 10 years (or even more, but I can't recall) but only a couple years ago re-discovered ncmpc and liked its minimalism (compared to ncmpcpp, that is). Even wrote a couple stupid patches to change the default progress bar.

But a few weeks ago learned about mmtc. Which is written in rust.

I didn't have rust installed and the 12 GB of RAM weren't enough to compile rust in my Gentoo box so I used this as an excuse to buy more RAM. And then compiled rust and it took a bit more of an hour so I could use this shiny "new" MPD player. Only to discover its so minimal it doesn't have an database update function - the author literally says you have to set a key combination to call mpc to do so.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

My family fell for it, and it is really hard to convince them otherwise.

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

Audacious with winamp skins.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

I was actually looking to use Winamp. Does this skin makes it look exactly like Winamp? How do I get it?

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago

I found QMMP few years ago. As a fan of Winamp, I haven't looked back yet. QMMP is compatible with Winamp skins too.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Wow I forgot I once made a DragonBall Z skin for winamp. It's still there :D Blast from the past!!

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago

Plex and plexamp are quite good. Jellyfin and finamp too.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Jellyfin has mobile and desktop clients.

For me for a long time it was a coin toss between Plex and Jellyfin.

For some long forgotten reason I ended with Emby and eventually migrated to Jellyfin as its true free open source fork.

With jellyfin DLNA server i can play same music on Apple TV, etc. although DLNA clients are certainly not as nice as native apps. One can offset problem with playlists.

Both have quick start wiki pages like this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Jellyfin

Official documentation: https://jellyfin.org/docs/

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

I'm a huge fan of LMS (Lyrion Music Server, formerly Logitech Media Server, formerly Slimserver, formerly...)

Fantastic piece of software. The server can run on a first gen Raspberry Pi and handle 100k+ tracks like it's nobody's business

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of MPD since it runs in the background and can be remote controlled from other devices in the house. Also supports every format under the sun up to and including chiptunes. May or may not be useful to you though.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

I'm using Clementine for now it has nice management features, it's overall pretty great. Only downside is that some minor gestures are broken and the UI is not really pretty '

[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago

I would personally recommend Strawberry if anything since development of Clementine has been dead for a long while now, whilst it’s also of fork of Clementine too with frequent updates.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

Oohhh i'll surely check this out ! Thanks ! (I prefer strawberrys to Clementines anyway)

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

yep, it does not have the looks. hehe, seems alright to me though.

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[-] takeheart 5 points 3 weeks ago

I much like Quod Libet. It has a clean, functional interface to manage your local music collection. Also support for Plugins is nice.

You can create Boolean Logic filters like (played < 10 times AND genre = classical AND composer = Mozart) which I appreciate. And some of the included tools like being able to automatically create meta data tags from file names (for instance - - .mp3).

It's the best replacement for Music Bee (Windows only) that I've come across.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

i selfhost navidrome and use feishin on linux desktop, and symfonium on mobile.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Lollypop, it's a bit dated in terms of design for a GNOME app but it has all the features you could want. Can't comment on playlists though, I have never used playlists and honestly don't get the point of them.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

I was like you, did not get the point of playlists until I got into techno and some other genres that most people would consider "trashy". Plus there are some collections of Movies/Games that fit nice into a playlist. Anyway, thanks for the recommendation, I will check it now :) .

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

No one commenting on your playlist? You're cathartic music experience is showing :)

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

oh man, that not even my "Today I'm feeling overwhelmed by my emotions so I cue my emotional playlist till I figure out a rational plan" But thanks anyway :)

[-] Gazumi 3 points 3 weeks ago

If you use a DAC, I can recommend Strawberry for the USB to DAC support.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

What does strawberry different in such case?

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[-] mrecom 3 points 3 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of Plexamp.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

i like cmus.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

Currently running Navidrome on my server and using substreamer on mobile, with the webui on desktop.

[-] Presi300 3 points 3 weeks ago

Just use VLC

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

installed foobar2000 with wine. nothing can ever beat it. and i has to have dolby headphone.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

I have always loved FB2K, but I didn't like using it in linux. It was slow to start (which is snap's fault) and was tough to get working in a stable state once I started trying to use components that I prefer (probably wine's fault, but who knows).

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

Probably a bit late, but I really like Quod Libet. It is very extensible, runs light, has excellent tagging and filtering, and just feels similar enough to how I set up my foobar2000.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

For some reason I use YouTube music most of the time.

Vlc would be my choice for local. And maybe a jellyfin for my server.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

I've tried a few and settled on Audacious.

It's pretty basic overall but it allows you to use original Winamp skins which I love!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Personally, I use cmus, though I've been looking around for alternatives also, just to see if there's something better for me. My main issue with cmus is having to build playlists within it, instead of using m3u files. This means I have to back up both my regular playlists I use on my phone, and my cmus playlists. But I haven't really found anything as easy to use and intuitive as cmus so far. I used to like deadbeef but I dropped it because it wasn't available everywhere and I wasn't the biggest fan of its interface.

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