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Music Open Source Software

Groove Basin: Quest For the Ultimate Music Player 87

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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  • Winamp (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ichthus ( 72442 ) on Tuesday April 22, 2014 @07:13PM (#46819061) Homepage
    Get an old copy, because it still whips the llama's ass.
  • Re:Really? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ifiwereasculptor ( 1870574 ) on Tuesday April 22, 2014 @08:07PM (#46819329)

    Some people like to keep their interests neatly divided.

    Personally, when I open my music player, I want to see only songs, not videos or what have you. And I want to see them divided by folders, not by artist, by album, genre or whatever. Folders are way easier to organize - at least for those of us that kept a fairly organized selection from the start. So my (admittedly retro) software bundle of choice is Dolphin > Totem. Extremely simple and with a fairly clean interface, just the way I want it. I think I'm in a small niche, though.

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