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…

    • 🦊 OneRedFox 🦊@beehaw.org
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      3 months ago

      If there’s any other Cantata enjoyers reading this thread while feeling sad that it’s not maintained anymore, Strawberry is the closest alternative.

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        I’d been using Cantata for many years but recently switched to Strawberry. It’s pretty good, the dynamic playlist feature is the closest I have found to cantata’s though it still behaves a bit differently in details which is a bit annoying :/

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      3 months ago

      The website is quite tight-lipped regarding features. What’s a ‘smart playlist’?

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        3 months ago

        You can set certain filters and it will automatically fill the playlist with tracks matching those filters. For example I have a smart playlist set to contain all tracks that I rated 3 stars or higher.

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    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.

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      3 months 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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        Dont have it in front of me so instructions might be off, but Audacious can load any winamp skin you download, it is available as an option in the customization settings. You might have to drop it into a skins system folder on audacious, but winamp skins are one of the theme options you can pick on audacious. Looks just like winamp but the backend stuff is different (right click menu’s, etc.)

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      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/

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    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

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    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 ’

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      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.

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

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      I’ve been using Clementine because it’s the only one I’ve found that lets me (easily) rate my songs. But I can always check out others if they can do that. I wish I could find one where the lyrics loaded automatically.

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    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.

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    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 <artist> - <album> - <track>.mp3).

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

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    MPD. Is the way. Queue is playlist. Save queue as playlist. Playlist in folder. Load playlist to queue. Load playlist to queue. Playlists con…conc…concatentatetded. Concatenated.

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    3 months ago

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

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      3 months 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 :)

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    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.

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      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 :) .