Help wanted to evolve KDEs music players

Martin Sandsmark martin.sandsmark at
Sun Aug 2 19:35:46 BST 2015

On Sun, Aug 02, 2015 at 06:12:16PM +0200, Valentin Rusu wrote:
> Reusing VLC is a very good idea. I find myself using it in almost all
> use-cases, let it be playing a local video file or streaming some
> hard-to-decode video from my powerful laptop to the RasberryPI.

It also has a media library, actually, and works pretty well as a music

The problem (IMHO) is the UI; it's not very sexy, and not very
newbie-friendly either. Exposing the all the power it has while presenting a
clean and intuitive UX is not very easy, but I don't think it is unreasonably
hard either.

That said, I'm not too familiar with Tomahawk, but I suspect it might already
cover more of what people want from a pure music player. But someone who is
more familiar with it chime in with what it is missing wrt. integration in
Plasma, and then we can see how hard those things are to fix.

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