nominate gmusicbrowser for an Xubuntu Music Player

Ronnie Whisler mrwislr at
Mon Jun 12 03:51:25 UTC 2006


    * perl
    * gtk+2 and its perl bindings
    * gstreamer and its perl bindings  OR  mpg321/ogg123/flac123/amixer
    * (optional) the Gtk2::Trayicon module is needed to put an icon in
the system tray
    * (optional) the Gtk2::MozEmbed module is needed for the MozEmbed
plugin (used for wikipedia artist page and searching lyrics with
google) (on some systems, may requires the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment
variable to be set to the mozilla lib path,
"/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.6/" on my system)

main features :

    * fast even with 10,000s of songs (developped with over 17000 songs
on a duron800)
    * powerful browser which doesn't interfere with the playlist
    * artist/album lock : easily restrict playlist to current
    * easy access to songs related to the currently playing song
          o songs from the same album
          o album(s) from the same artist(s)
          o songs with same title (other versions, covers, ...)
    * support ogg vorbis, mp3 and flac files (and mpc with gstreamer)
    * fully featured tag editor (support all id3 versions, limited
support for APE & lyrics3 tags)
    * simple mass-tagging and mass-renaming
    * support multiple genres for a song
    * support multiple artists for each song by separating them with '&'
    * customizable named 'flags' can be set for each song (ex :
bootleg, live, -'s favorites, ...)
    * filter history in the browser window
    * filters with unlimited nesting of conditions
    * customizable weighted random mode (based on rating, last time
played, flag, ...)
    * tray icon, with tip window
    * customizable window layouts (layout documentation draft)
    * plugin system (experimental), included plugins :
          o nowplaying (to update an external program when the playing
song changes) o
          o fetch cover from google image
          o simple lyrics
          o MozEmbed : use the mozilla engine to display wikipedia
artist page and search lyrics with google

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