[LAU] best FLAC player?

hollunder at gmx.at hollunder at gmx.at
Tue Nov 17 03:50:09 EST 2009

On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 09:45:56 +1100
Loki Davison <loki.davison at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 5:36 AM, Grant <emailgrant at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi all.
> >>
> >> What are people using to play FLAC files?
> >>
> >> Seems like every player I've tried so far does not reliably play
> >> them (Amarok, Songbird, etc).
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >> -Aaron
> >
> > I can't believe no one has mentioned gmpc.  No one else here is
> > using mpd?
> >
> I'm using mpd with Sonata front end. I'm not very happy with it. The
> searching functionality is annoying as i mostly want to find albums. I
> also use the iphone fronend which gpod which is great. Anyone using a
> client with a good library interface? I add songs with Sonata and the
> library search organises them alphabetically which is annoying as
> hell.
> Loki

I tried Sonata as well, the search also was annoying for me, but for
another reason. It uses a rather short timeout after you stop typing to
start searching. If you don't type like hell it just starts to search,
and with a lot of songs this search takes some time and makes the whole
thing unresponsive.

it's written in python luckily, so even I managed to at least increase
the timeout and just restart it. Hacking other functionality should be
relatively simple as well.


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