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Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013? 317

Posted by timothy
from the see-I-already-have-a-file-hierarchy dept.
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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  • Foobar 2000 (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 06, 2013 @09:36PM (#45624145)

    It's annoying, and a bit weird, but it works and can play FLAC. It's also gotten better than it used to be, I don't worry nearly as much about losing all my playlists now. Which is good because there's not really a central "library" where you can just look at everything : (

    Honestly though, I'm not sure there's such a thing as truly "good" music software. Just one you know how to use so you stick with it.

  • Clementine Player (Score:5, Interesting)

    by cl0secall (449952) on Friday December 06, 2013 @09:38PM (#45624157) Homepage

    ... is what I went to after ditching iTunes. In addition to getting the podcast(s) I subscribe to, it plays Grooveshark and Digitally Imported in the same playlists as my local files.

  • Quodlibet (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 06, 2013 @10:16PM (#45624331)

    quodlibet has excellent searching and tag editing

  • Never used iTunes (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Jaktar (975138) on Friday December 06, 2013 @10:26PM (#45624379)

    I've never used iTunes. I just use folders and store everything by /Artist/Album. It's easy enough to right click the folder and select "play in VLC".

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