I am now using Debian stable Linux instead of Windows XP.
I am looking for a foobar2000 replacement.
I used to do everything in it so I hope I won’t have to use separate programs for ripping, playing and tagging:
- Tagging Audio CD (it automatically uses a metadata folder called
- Tagging files (MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc.)
- Tagging from MusicBrainz (files and Audio CD alike) (just artist, title, album, date, disc and track number / no need MBID, relationships, etc.)
- Playing Audio CD
- Ripping Audio CD
- Playing files
- Having multiple tabs (playlists) open (not playing) simultaneously
- Having extremely simple, minimalist, desktop integrated interface
- Being extensible and heavily customisable (I don’t need this badly)
- Scrobbling (but I don’t really use this any more)
- It also has CD-TEXT support but I cannot ask for the Moon
I had a quick look in MusicBrainz Enabled Applications.
Quod Libet looks nice but is completely lacking Audio CD support.
Strawberry seems to have it but I don’t like the cat and strawberry pictures all over the place. I was wondering if we could remove them.
Then I found elsewhere Clémentine which seems to have the features, but why isn’t it part of MeiscBrainz Enabled Applications?
Is it not famous yet? Lacking some big stuff? No one uses it?
If you recognise yourself in the feature request list above, please tell what you use on Linux.
But as I don’t know very much Linux yet, I don’t want to install many things to test them, I fear I would leave in place many bogus packages when uninstalling tested players.