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Im looking for a media jukbox for my mp3 collection (also have some wma's / oggs in there), i have around 70GB of music, so xmms etc... are out of ...
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    Media Jukbox For Linux


    Im looking for a media jukbox for my mp3 collection (also have some wma's / oggs in there),
    i have around 70GB of music, so xmms etc... are out of the question (and dont talk to me about playlist searching plugins!)

    i have tried juk & rhytmbox: neither of them can use wma's / add them to the library.

    i've tried madman music jukbox: it was buggy and regurally crashed

    and quite a few others.


    can anybody help me by sujesting either sujesting or making a good music jukbox app?

    keep these things in mind:

    perhaps kind of like windows media player 10 for windowsxp (yuk) except not so bloaty?

    please can it not look all discusting tcl/tk ish etc...?

    and can it please support wma's (not that i like them, i just have a lot of them).

    im running debian, so it would be best in deb or src.

    thanks

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    Both xmms and the gtk2-based beep-media-player supports WMA if you install the wma-plugin...

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    Try AmaroK.
    I'm using it with a 12GB database of ogg, works like a charm.
    And it's really cool
    You can easily sort song by author, type of music, album,... all the required jukebox features

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Both xmms and the gtk2-based beep-media-player supports WMA if you install the wma-plugin...
    "i have around 70GB of music, so xmms etc... are out of the question"


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    I apt-gotted amarok, and it seems pretty good! thanks for the sujestion

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    Hey, can anybody suggest an MP3 -> OGG converter?

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    Amarok is quite nice. I know that is can use xmms plugins, so maybe it can use the wma xmms plugin.

    Converting from mp3 to ogg is a pretty bad idea. The reason is that both ogg and mp3 are lousy formats, meaning they use a compression algorithm that actually chops off some of the audio signal. As you can imagine, chopping off part of a signal to get an mp3, then chopping off more to make an ogg results in very poor quality oggs, which then make people think that ogg is lower quality then mp3 when in fact it's higer quality. It's best to convert to ogg directly from a lossless format (like wav).

    That being said, you can convert from mp3 to ogg using the handy perl script mp32ogg:

    http://faceprint.com/code/

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