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    Music Manager that supports flac? [FOUND]


    I am looking into a media manager (again).

    This time, I need to find one which supports flac. Zinf & some others only support ogg & mp3. I need something that supports flac.

    Xmms doesn't count, nor vlc.

    Thanks guys,
    -the weedman
    Last edited by Weedman; 05-26-2006 at 11:28 AM. Reason: Sykotik found me a great music manager, no need to search any more.
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    My personal choice is Quod Libet. http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet

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    That was one of the first places I looked, all the organisers Suck.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sykotik
    My personal choice is Quod Libet. http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet
    That was one manager/organiser that looks interesting. I am however in the dark about it. What's it like? Does it feel like xmms or amarok etc.?

    Does it like handling about 2000+ files?
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    I'm pretty sure amaroK supports flac. Is that the kind of manager you're looking for? I personally prefer it above all other media players. It has tagging support since the 1.40 release last thursday.

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    No, I have a personal thing against amarok. It just looks 110% cluttered.

    I downloaded + tried Quod Libet. Very good, but it won't recognise my flac files, ever after installing easytag to put tags on them.

    I am using this on a Gentoo system, and flac support is compiled in.

    What's wrong? Is it gstreamer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedman
    No, I have a person thing against amarok. It just looks 110% cluttered.

    I downloaded + tried Quod Libet. Very good, but it won't recognise my flac files, ever after installing easytag to put tags on them.

    I am using this on a Gentoo system, and flac support is compiled in.

    What's wrong? Is it gstreamer?
    Heya. I'm also running Gentoo, so mayhap this'll help you out.

    I don't know which version of QL you're running; but I've got 0.20-r1 unmasked, with USE flags "alsa flac mad vorbis", with its GStreamer dependencies also unmasked. FLAC support is 100% on mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by package.keywords
    =media-sound/quodlibet-0.20.1-r1 ~x86
    =media-libs/mutagen-1.2 ~x86
    =dev-python/ctypes-0.9.2 ~x86
    =dev-python/gst-python-0.10.2 ~x86
    =dev-python/feedparser-4.0.2 ~x86
    =media-libs/gstreamer-0.10.6 ~x86
    =media-libs/gst-plugins-base-0.10.7 ~x86
    =media-libs/gst-plugins-good-0.10.2 ~x86
    =media-plugins/gst-plugins-alsa-0.10.4 ~x86
    =media-plugins/gst-plugins-vorbis-0.10.4 ~x86
    =media-plugins/gst-plugins-ogg-0.10.4 ~x86
    =media-plugins/gst-plugins-gconf-0.10.3 ~x86
    =media-plugins/gst-plugins-mad-0.10.3 ~x86
    =media-plugins/gst-plugins-flac-0.10.2 ~x86
    This is quite an old installation by now, so some of those entries might be unused at this point.

    HTH

    Oh, as an aside, since you're using Gentoo, don't bother submitting a bug ticket to Quod Libet's Trac. They'll reject it from the get-go if they find out you're using it on a Gentoo installation. ;/

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    I'll update package.keywords with the same listings that you gave.

    I am using the same version of QL, but gstreamer is 0.10.4 not 0.10.6 like your is, therefore I may want to update the package.keywords file.

    Thanks very much, QL is a really good little app. Too bad there is no stable version for Gentoo as yet.

    I will report back on the results.

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    Got it working.

    I updated everything, and it still didn't work But I did find out that grip hadn't been putting tags on my ripped flac files

    And so I got it working. Thanks Sykotik

    Another question that has suddenly popped into my head, Is there an application that sorts audio files, kinda like what itunes does? (eg. artist>album>song)???

    and also :bump:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedman
    Got it working.

    I updated everything, and it still didn't work But I did find out that grip hadn't been putting tags on my ripped flac files

    And so I got it working. Thanks Sykotik

    Another question that has suddenly popped into my head, Is there an application that sorts audio files, kinda like what itunes does? (eg. artist>album>song)???

    and also :bump:

    ~weed
    If you're happy, I'm happy.

    As for the question, I'm not sure exactly what you mean (I haven't ever used iTunes). Do you mean organising your files' physical directory/filename structure?

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