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#26 2012-11-29 04:57:03

mikhou
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Registered: 2011-06-12
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Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

+1 for Guayadeque

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#27 2012-11-29 18:02:40

cra1g321
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From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2010-02-27
Posts: 140

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

I've been using Audacious for a while now.

With a large music collection, it takes other players (rhythmbox,deadbeef,banshee) a while to import all the music,
with Audacious it's able to import all the music in less than 2minutes (around 3000 songs)
If i wasn't using Audacious I would probably be using Deadbeef.

I haven't used GMusicBrowser, yet wink

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#28 2012-11-29 19:16:57

Morley
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From: Albuquerque
Registered: 2010-02-17
Posts: 178

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

Puddletag works great so far.  A really nice, full-featured program.  Gmusicbrowser is nice as well, I like the features to "make it look like" Audacious, iTunes, what have you.


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#29 2012-11-29 19:17:00

axcraig
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Registered: 2011-02-05
Posts: 100

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

Don't forget Quodlibet. Its light and flexible.

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#30 2012-11-30 13:42:58

fatmac
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Registered: 2012-11-14
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Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

Audacious
moc
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#31 2012-11-30 14:58:44

hashbanger
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Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 234

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

"Music management"? Ever heard of using folders?


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#32 2012-11-30 15:11:32

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Registered: 2010-12-08
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Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

Clementine
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#33 2012-11-30 17:16:12

saneks
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Registered: 2009-10-01
Posts: 999

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

hashbanger wrote:

"Music management"? Ever heard of using folders?

when you use folders, you have to decide for ONE way of how you sort your stuff  - by alphabet, year, genre, artist, whatever..

if you have an extensive collection, these funky mp3 tags help you, cause you can have it sorted and shown in all ways possible, plus you dont have to care about the folder mess you created while collecting music for 10 years.

I guess you need to have tons of music to appreciate this stuff - or try to "DJ" with mp3.. smile - I use both, folder navigation and tagging. that's why I love foobar so much, cause it has both a click away. it has a linux soul trapped in a windows body, sigh.

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#34 2012-11-30 17:21:03

hashbanger
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Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 234

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

saneks wrote:

when you use folders, you have to decide for ONE way of how you sort your stuff  - by alphabet, year, genre, artist, whatever..

Precisely. And having a folder structure like /music/Artist/Album/[CD 1/2]/track. title.ext is easier to handle than any music management software you'll ever know. Even for giant collections.


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#35 2012-11-30 17:29:19

saneks
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Posts: 999

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

so, now go and open your 300+ folder directory and fast pick some titles to play after a certain title cause you feel it is just the right time for a certain song.. and you just know it is from that 2009 sampler you forgot the name of. I think it is a clever thing to use computers to find stuff.


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#36 2012-11-30 17:35:03

hashbanger
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Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 234

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

I know where (and on which albums) to find my favorite songs. Music is my passion.


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#37 2012-11-30 17:47:04

saneks
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Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

^ mine too. I use folders as well, but i also like programs to help me (and others) to find stuff faster. just typing the artist in a search field and it pops up is faster than clicking through my well-sorted folders - opening a big folder oftenly takes more time than typing a name in.

plus it helps when you share a computer (for example working at a bar) and someone else wants to find some stuff..
a friend of mine loved the banshee-functionality to play songs he had not heard yet, so he could find forgotten stuff in his collection.

I think we dont need to discuss the reasons for using music management software in a thread that is about which music management software is nice smile.


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#38 2012-11-30 17:49:06

hashbanger
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Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 234

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

Of course we do, as it leads us to the conclusion that the only really working and perfect music management software is your brain.


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#39 2012-11-30 17:55:53

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Registered: 2011-12-08
Posts: 221

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

Thanks @hhh,@VastOne,@ivanovnegro,lovely suggestions, smile
About MPD,don`t forget there are some GUI Front-ends like sonata or gmpc,as @el_koraco said it`s take a little time to set it up,but we have guide for that,it`s very light and as @mynis01 said it would continue working even if your X session crashed.

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#40 2012-11-30 18:13:50

saneks
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Registered: 2009-10-01
Posts: 999

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

hashbanger wrote:

Of course we do, as it leads us to the conclusion that the only really working and perfect music management software is your brain.

"correct, the answer is.. the brain!" big_smile http://www.thebrainradio.com/mp3/thebrain115.mp3


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#41 2012-11-30 22:59:47

dove
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Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 163

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

I Quodlibet and autostart in tray. In Waldorf it has a great internet radio selection and right click on tray icon and select internet radio and have a great intergrated music player

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#42 2012-12-01 02:15:00

user77
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From: Dirty Denver
Registered: 2012-01-20
Posts: 155

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

mp3tag, tag & rename via wine. Haven't found anything linux I like for tagging. moc mpd/ncm for listening. For on the fly playing of single songs I use ranger/mplayer.

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#43 2012-12-01 06:07:54

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Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 12,486

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

@user77:  Have you tried EasyTAG?  If you're using Debian, it's in the repos.


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#44 2012-12-01 07:26:06

lwfitz
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From: Monrovia, CA
Registered: 2012-01-19
Posts: 886
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Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

I used Rhythmbox for a long time and about 6 months or so ago I started using Gmusic Browser and I havent looked back. It does everything I want it to do and more.
GMB checks my music drive everytime I reboot and to check approximately 700GB (no clue how many songs) it only takes a few min.

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#45 2012-12-02 00:02:57

user77
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From: Dirty Denver
Registered: 2012-01-20
Posts: 155

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

pvsage wrote:

@user77:  Have you tried EasyTAG?  If you're using Debian, it's in the repos.

Giving easytag another try today..

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#46 2012-12-02 16:33:00

Morley
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From: Albuquerque
Registered: 2010-02-17
Posts: 178

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

hashbanger wrote:

"Music management"? Ever heard of using folders?

That is how I have been doing it for a while.  It works alright, I just want more organization now, and to have everything properly tagged.  I can always use folders if I want to, but if I want playlists and a better mobile experience, tagging and using good software will be better for me.

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#47 2012-12-02 16:34:29

hashbanger
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Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 234

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

I am currently in the process of tagging everything that lacks a tag properly. Quite an effort, but it has to be done only once. Thanks, Mp3tag!


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#48 2012-12-02 18:51:55

rebornmechanics
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Registered: 2012-11-05
Posts: 142

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

user77 wrote:

Giving easytag another try today..

Not sure why nobody else suggests this, but I had good results with exfalso.

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#49 2012-12-02 20:12:05

stolid
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Registered: 2012-09-06
Posts: 206

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

rebornmechanics wrote:
user77 wrote:

Giving easytag another try today..

Not sure why nobody else suggests this, but I had good results with exfalso.

Yeah. Even if Quod Libet isn't your favorite, you have to like its tag editor. I use it too.


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#50 2012-12-02 22:47:40

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Registered: 2011-01-23
Posts: 66

Re: What Music Manager Do You Guys Use?

saneks wrote:

^ mine too. I use folders as well, but i also like programs to help me (and others) to find stuff faster. just typing the artist in a search field and it pops up is faster than clicking through my well-sorted folders - opening a big folder oftenly takes more time than typing a name in.

plus it helps when you share a computer (for example working at a bar) and someone else wants to find some stuff..
a friend of mine loved the banshee-functionality to play songs he had not heard yet, so he could find forgotten stuff in his collection.

I think we dont need to discuss the reasons for using music management software in a thread that is about which music management software is nice smile.

Drag and drop the music folder on audacious or winamp (windows) playlist. It will index your files but leave them intact. Press 'J' and type the song/artist/album/file name. Why would you not want to agregate this info on a flat index? What's the point of separating tags, genres, artists and albums into different indexes?
What takes time with those music managers is that they waste unnecessary effort reorganizing the file tree.

I honestly believe that the reason why many players do this is either because they want to mimic more well known players (cof cof itunes) or want the user to be tied to them.

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