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Groove Basin: Quest For the Ultimate Music Player 87

Posted by Soulskill
from the it's-dangerous-to-go-alone,-take-this-ipod dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Andrew Kelley was a big fan of the Amarok open source music player. But a few years ago, its shortcomings were becoming more annoying and the software's development path no longer matched with the new features he wanted. So he did what any enterprising hacker would do: he started work on a replacement. Three and a half years later, his project, Groove Basin, has evolved into a solid music player, and it's still under active development. Kelley has now posted a write-up of his development process, talking about what problems he encountered, how he solved them, and how he ended up contributing code to libav."
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Groove Basin: Quest For the Ultimate Music Player

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  • Web Based? (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 22, 2014 @09:11PM (#46819649)

    So its web based? Thanks, but no thanks.

    Call me old fashioned, but I like my web browsers and music separate.

    I do web development for a living, and I've even built my own front end to mpd in HTML5 (and a backend controller, so technically not a front end to mpd the daemon, but it handles the UI part). Its integrated into my HTPC software. I moved to a WD TV live about a year ago, for Netflix, but I've since got netflix working on my HTPC (via Pipelight) so I'm moving back when I can get some new, more efficient hardware for it.

    Back to the point, i'd rather it run in the background, with a UI tucked away I can pull up with a hotkey or mouse click in the system tray.
    I know I could wrap this in a simple webkit window, if I really wanted to, and it may already do just that, but still, do not want.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 22, 2014 @10:59PM (#46820089)

    What about DeadBeef?
    http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/

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