Music Player - Needs

Olivier Churlaud olivier at
Wed Aug 5 11:06:18 BST 2015


I read all the ideas that came up on this mailing list. I just want to 
sum up what I found interesting and the question that it raised for me. 
I don't explain or say that what I mean is true, but if I have this 
questions, maybe some other have it..

*Local library - Amarok ?*
As Myriam  said, Amarok is not dead and is slowly beeing ported to KF5. 
Amarok was one of the huge assets of KDE and is quite good. IMOH it 
lacks the possibility to create playlists (but this might be corrected 
by contributing to the project) and the support of network library. I 
think that if we want to create a music player that plays the local 
library, we'll be in conflict with an awesome software, which might need 
a refresh but this can be done by people interested in Amarok. (And then 
of course all the Clementine, Rhythmbox.... are already present and 
quite good).

*Just playing a music file
*In my setup, I have my music library with Amarok, and when I want to 
play a file (outside of my library) I use VLC (and when I was using 
Ubuntu+Gnome I used Totem). To me, and like lot of people seem to think, 
it make no sense to create a not-so-good clone of VLC. Therefore, the 
idea of just creating a skin makes more sense. However, I find VLC quite 
well integrated in KDE. I can control it with Kdeconnect, it's in the 
miniature box, and the design is quite good in plasma5. However for a 
regular use, it lacks the Artist/Album/Genre classification (I have 400G 
of music)

*Playing streams (local and internet)
*I tried Tomahawk and I felt like being online, it wasn't responding so 
well (or fast enough). It's cute but I didn't enjoy so well the 
experience: the interface and functions seems too complex for a fast 
start. Maybe the interesting point would be there: being able to play 
local music and streams? However, as highlighted by several of you, it's 
rather complex and deezer/spotify/apple music/... would be hard to connect.

Do you see something else?
Correct me where I'm wrong and where I missed part of the discussion. 
And let's try to precise the project.


Engineer Student at Ecole Centrale de Lyon
in Dual Degree at TU Berlin, M.Sc. Elektrotechnik
@: olivier at
tel: +49 (0)1575-2931348

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