Today I started ripping my cd’s since I want to try and get away from Spotify. I find that Spotify’s interface just pulls to the music I listen to most often and I don’t have as much variety in my listening as I would like.
So I’m looking for some software to listen to my ripped cd’s (ripped them as FLAC files) that has a nice interface. Basically what I’m looking for is how an iPod/iTunes used to work, where you just scroll through artists , select an artist to get the album’s and then select an album to see the songs.
I looked at foobar2000 since it’s cross-patform (mostly listening on Linux and Android) but I found it pretty confusing.
Any suggestions? I looked at audirvana briefly but it’s not available on Linux.
My half cent opinion is VLC (Official download of VLC media player, the best Open Source player - VideoLAN). It is not for managing your media, you will need something else for that (MusicBee, iTunes, etc.). But it will play a the common audio files.
Also there is also a Linux thread floating around here somewhere. I believe it has some audio player suggestions.
Personally, to move off Spotify I just recently put all my audio collection into Plex. For mobile I use PlexAmp (PlexPass required). Otherwise I just use a web browser.
What software did you end up going with?
I’m looking to move away from Foobar on Windows. Anyone else have suggestions? I need something with good playlist management and a dark mode.
All my Foobar playlists broke after I moved my library location. …and it doesn’t provide any means of fixing them.
try this, might help you, at least it used to work well for that
Thanks I’ll try that. I must have missed that one when I was browsing the add-ons list.
Edit: Apparently the only way to get a decent dark mode in foobar is the change your windows theme. Which is dumb. So suggestions are still welcome. Right now I’m looking at Music Bee and Media Monkey.
I might be one of the few in here that uses MusicBee, but I find it very user friendly and there are plenty of dark themes to choose from. As for playlist management, I can’t speak to that as I don’t really make playlists because lazy about it. Here is the wiki for MusicBee playlists.
forgot this was not your op so tagging you now @marcgii in case seeing me setup helps to get a feel of what you can do
I gave up and stuck with Spotify. I calculated it would cost me a couple of grand to go out and purchase my library in FLAC files and I couldn’t find a decent player anyway.
In case you need something else to attempt to fix your playlists you can take a look at
Thanks for this information about player.