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Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013? 317

Posted by timothy
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First time accepted submitter cs80 writes "I've been looking high and low for a decent, open-source, cross-platform audio player that can import an existing iTunes library and sort my files based on their ID3 tags. Nightingale, with its iTunes-like interface, would have been the obvious answer, but its file organization feature was pulled for being too buggy. What open-source audio player did you migrate to after dumping iTunes?"
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Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013?

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  • screw itunes (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 06, 2013 @09:41PM (#45624167)

    Get rid of your babby duck syndrome and graduate to a real music player.

    Screw importing your proprietary iTunes library file, just set up mpd by pointing it at your music library. Then, get a nice client like ncmpcpp. Congrats, you have a much more powerful music solution than Apple's bloatware.

    I use mpd to stream music to my phone, and the client (mpdclient) is able to control mpd and do things like edit the playlist. Works awesome, and iTunes will never come close to this.

  • by Lisias (447563) on Friday December 06, 2013 @09:55PM (#45624231) Homepage Journal

    winamp always worked for me. So simple, so tiny...

    So missed. :-(

  • Re:iTunes (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 06, 2013 @10:24PM (#45624367)

    just give up, like the rest of us...

    Do I really need to be logged into some sort of online store (rife with non-stop ads mind you) with my credit card information attached to simply listen to my music collection?

    Short answer? No one does.

    Sorry, don't feel like "give up" has any sort of justification behind it for the 95% of people who use 5% of iTunes functionality in exchange for zero privacy.

    And yeah, I do have reasons to want privacy there. You should too, before Obamacare determines that based on your listening/viewing habits, you have an "unhealthy" lifestyle that you now pay more for.

    Go ahead and laugh at such insanity as the new Amazon drone delivers your next package...no one saw that shit coming either.

  • Try iTunes ... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by psergiu (67614) on Friday December 06, 2013 @10:47PM (#45624455)

    Try iTunes on OS X.
    It's much harder, better, faster and stronger that the Windows version.

  • Re:Try iTunes ... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Sorny (521429) on Friday December 06, 2013 @11:55PM (#45624747) Homepage

    "Try iTunes on OS X.
    It's much harder, better, faster and stronger that the Windows version."

    No kidding. I'm rolling with almost a half-TB library and it just screams.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 07, 2013 @12:25AM (#45624839)

    Drag files to the playlist window. I don't need .M3U files, I don't need a huge "library" of anything and everything sorted 5,000 ways, wasting tons of hard drive space and CPU cycles building a database; I just need my files organized the way *I* want.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 07, 2013 @12:48AM (#45624929)

    winamp always worked for me. So simple, so tiny...

    So missed. :-(

    Software whose installers are downloaded to local storage, run locally, and have no dependencies on web services, is never missed. It just works.

  • Re: Foobar 2000 (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Rob MacDonald (3394145) on Saturday December 07, 2013 @06:50AM (#45625753)
    How exactly is that helpful in anyway? "how can I replace iTunes? " ...."don't use it in the first place". Congrats, you and those like you have made slashdot irrelevant, and a video-less YouTube. Christ the 3rd or forth comment is a racist one. Now tell me I'm gay and we can all walk away happy

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