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dflatline

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I use foobar2000 on my PC, what player should I use on Pandora? I want it to pay attention to folder structure rather than tags since my tags are all over the place. I also want to be able to point it at my music folder and just shuffle, thats important to
 

Caine

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Oh man, I have been looking for a decent Foobar2000 replacement on Linux for so long. There is just nothing like it.

None of the media players was capable of handling the original album MP3 tag (TOAL) which I used at the time for grouping OverClocked Remix songs. Yes, very specific, I know.

In the end, I settled for the Emacs Multimedia System (EMMS) with an external tool plugged in for reading file metadata. These days I don't really care about the tag anymore, but EMMS usage just stuck.
 

levi

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Deadbeef can be configured to display and sort on any tag you can name, I think.

Only problem is I don't think it works with the concept of libraries of music specifically. I have my music set up in folders, so I can load in a folder and listen to an album, but if I wanted a random shuffle of all the music I have on my Pandora, I'd need to add it all to a single playlist, I think, which is probably not ideal.

I did used to use something on Fedora at my last workplace, but I can't remember what it was called now. It used to work with a library of music, but the UI was kind of clunky (and probably too big for the Pandora, thinking of it)
 

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Although it is largely dependant on tagging, Quod Libet is currently my favourite. (Haven't seen a working pnd of it, though)
 

TrashyMG

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I'm always searching for new music, so I use MPS to search and stream music, if I like it I can download the song. I like its command line interface too, can setup playlists easy enough. I'm not sure it's your thing but it's the one I gravitate too.
 

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For a simple player with a GUI, I like Audacious.
For the CLI, I like mpd + ncmpc.

Nowadays I use an Ampache server holding my entire audio collection with a Dsub client on my Android devices. So I may look instead at which clients supporting either Ampache or Subsonic are available on Debian.

Something with offline caching is nice, it progressively copies the music I like the most for offline use so when I'm in a place with no connectivity (rarer and rarer), I have a big selection of music I like without having spent any time specifically selecting it.
 

dflatline

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I tried a bunch of players and QMMP in simple view is the closest I can get to what I want, which is being able to load albums and ignore tags like this:
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