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#1 2006-02-01 23:48:27

Alethos
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Music Player

This looks to be fairly promising. It's called wxmusic.

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#2 2006-02-01 23:53:01

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Re: Music Player

its in the aur

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#3 2006-02-01 23:57:50

Alethos
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Re: Music Player

see what i get for not checking the aur first? sheesh.

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#4 2006-02-05 20:39:42

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Re: Music Player

It does look good.  Anyone compared it to banshee?

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#5 2006-02-09 02:55:52

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Re: Music Player

I've just checked AUR and it is not there - nor is it in community. It does look interesting - any thoughts on whether it is elsewhere in the Arch system? I've only been an Arch user for a few weeks - perhaps there are some I don't know about. Thanks.


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#6 2006-02-09 03:18:40

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Re: Music Player

It's in the AUR as wxmusik but I got an error trying to build it.  Your mileage may vary..

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#7 2006-02-09 03:31:58

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Re: Music Player

I tried it a week or two ago, it crashed a lot during startup. Maybe its fixed now but I would just stick to quodlibet or banshee.

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#8 2006-02-09 03:36:15

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Re: Music Player

I wonder how long until Songbird comes out for linux? 

http://www.boingboing.net/2006/02/08/so … en_so.html

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#9 2006-02-09 11:59:37

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Re: Music Player

viniosity wrote:

I wonder how long until Songbird comes out for linux? 

http://www.boingboing.net/2006/02/08/so … en_so.html

Looks very interesting, cant wait to try this out.

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#10 2006-02-10 05:22:39

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Re: Music Player

viniosity wrote:

It does look good.  Anyone compared it to banshee?

Banshee doesn't have equalizer and cross-fadding. That's enough for me smile

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#11 2006-02-10 05:24:39

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Re: Music Player

viniosity wrote:

It's in the AUR as wxmusik but I got an error trying to build it.  Your mileage may vary..

Hey! I'm the maintainer! Please post the error smile

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#12 2006-02-10 05:26:42

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sputnik wrote:

I tried it a week or two ago, it crashed a lot during startup. Maybe its fixed now but I would just stick to quodlibet or banshee.

It doesn't work well with ALSA driver. Please choose to use OSS in preferences. I haven't encountered any other problem myself.

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#13 2006-02-10 10:58:04

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Re: Music Player

I've been running wxmusik for months with no problems at all using alsa, but I am still using 0.4.2.1 don't know if this makes any difference.

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#14 2006-02-10 17:00:48

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Re: Music Player

Perhaps a dumb question here, but if you can't get it to build, how can you ever choose *anything* in preferences? Are you suggesting a change to a config file somewhere, prior to the build? Can you provide some details? This does sound like an interesting app which I would love to try out. Thanks!


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#15 2006-02-10 20:06:49

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Re: Music Player

mac57 wrote:

Perhaps a dumb question here, but if you can't get it to build, how can you ever choose *anything* in preferences? Are you suggesting a change to a config file somewhere, prior to the build? Can you provide some details? This does sound like an interesting app which I would love to try out. Thanks!

Because =>

viniosity wrote:

It's in the AUR as wxmusik but I got an error trying to build it.  Your mileage may vary..

sputnik wrote:

I tried it a week or two ago, it crashed a lot during startup. Maybe its fixed now but I would just stick to quodlibet or banshee.

smile


You dont really have to build it yourself, just add my repos "AQD" at http://www.aqd.ath.cx/stuff-linux/binary/

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#16 2006-02-10 20:19:05

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Re: Music Player

whompus wrote:

I've been running wxmusik for months with no problems at all using alsa, but I am still using 0.4.2.1 don't know if this makes any difference.

It hangs a lot with via8237 driver (which has no problem with other apps).


In 0.4.2.2 I added: (not the dev)
- compatibility with gcc 4.1
- move my selection mode patch to a new mode called "Normal" wink
- fixed a bug when deleting songs in playlist, by dejari

Officially 0.4.2.2 fixes crash with auto-DJ and some other bugs. And you have better to keep upgrade because I'm also patching the source smile

However, in next release most patches will be removed as the dev has merged all of my work into SVN (you could call our AUR a prerelease wink).

I may begin working on 3D surround and reverb effect.. no idea how to implement them though. smile

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#17 2006-02-10 20:21:59

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Re: Music Player

For the record I only said it once. smile

FYI, in case you want to address my build error, the process was to download the pkgbuild and all patches into /home/me/temp/wxmusik and then run makepkg.

I got a lot of output like this:

Building CXX object MUSIKEngine/MUSIKEngine/src/CMakeFiles/MUSIKEngine.dir/mpcdecoder.o
/bin/sh: pkg-config: command not found

Eventually it just craps out with:

/home/me/temp/wxmusik/src/wxMusik-0.4.2.2/src/Frames/MusikFrame.cpp:981: error: 'GDK_DISPLAY' was not declared in this scope
/home/me/temp/wxmusik/src/wxMusik-0.4.2.2/src/Frames/MusikFrame.cpp:984: error: 'gdk_flush' was not declared in this scope
/home/me/temp/wxmusik/src/wxMusik-0.4.2.2/src/Frames/MusikFrame.cpp:985: error: 'gdk_error_trap_pop' was not declared in this scope
/home/me/temp/wxmusik/src/wxMusik-0.4.2.2/src/Frames/MusikFrame.cpp:986: error: 'g_warning' was not declared in this scope
make[2]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/wxMusik.dir/./Frames/MusikFrame.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/wxMusik.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2
==> ERROR: Build Failed.  Aborting...
me@archer:~/temp/wxmusik$ 

Maybe it's because I don't have a sh shell (I'm using bash) or maybe it's because I'm missing some other package.. I don't know.  But either way it should probably be a requirement.  I had to build fmod and mac before I could even start on wxmusik and those built fine.

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#18 2006-02-10 20:27:08

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Re: Music Player

viniosity wrote:

For the record I only said it once. smile

FYI, in case you want to address my build error, the process was to download the pkgbuild and all patches into /home/me/temp/wxmusik and then run makepkg.

I got a lot of output like this:

Building CXX object MUSIKEngine/MUSIKEngine/src/CMakeFiles/MUSIKEngine.dir/mpcdecoder.o
/bin/sh: pkg-config: command not found

pacman -S pkgconfig

I assumed everyone has that so it's not in dependency list smile

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#19 2006-02-10 21:16:03

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Re: Music Player

What is this pacman thing you all keep talking about!?!!??!??  wink

Ok, after installing pkgconfig it built just fine.  Will play around with it later.

Thx.

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#20 2006-02-11 22:19:05

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Re: Music Player

I am trying to get WxMusic based on the following:

You dont really have to build it yourself, just add my repos "AQD" at http://www.aqd.ath.cx/stuff-linux/binary/

I did this, and used "pacman --sync wxmusik" to install it. Everything went OK, except that I can't find the resulting executable! Where does it get put? I resorted to

# find / -name "wxmus*"

and even this didn't turn it up. I have tried looking for WxMusic, WxMusik, but no joy. Where does this thing go?


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#21 2006-02-11 22:25:50

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Re: Music Player

OK, solved my own problem. It is wxMusik.

pacman --query --list wxmusik

revealed the truth!

Sorry for the unecessary post.


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#22 2006-02-12 18:00:50

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Re: Music Player

Hi!

If you start two wxmusik instances at the same time, it may hang up. So you could try my script:

#!/bin/bash

if test x`pidof wxMusik` = x; then
  exec /usr/bin/wxMusik "$@"
fi

Just put this in /usr/local/bin/wxmusik (then you can start it by "wxmusik" wink)

mac57 wrote:

OK, solved my own problem. It is wxMusik.

pacman --query --list wxmusik

revealed the truth!

Sorry for the unecessary post.

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#23 2006-02-12 18:09:36

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Re: Music Player

I have used wxMusik to import my iTunes database, which it did more or less successfully. A key omission is that it did not pick up any of the playlists that I have assembled on iTunes. It this a known deficiency, or is there perhaps a way that I can get it to do this? Thanks.


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#24 2006-02-27 11:03:26

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Re: Music Player

mac57 wrote:

I have used wxMusik to import my iTunes database, which it did more or less successfully. A key omission is that it did not pick up any of the playlists that I have assembled on iTunes.

I never used playlist, but right-click on the left panel "Sources", there is "Create New" -> "Standard Playlist by importing Playlist File", which may be helpful.

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#25 2006-02-27 15:20:29

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Re: Music Player

Jeez, why is everyone making music playing software these days? I mean fair enough, people should code what they want to code, but it just seems to me that the music player market is pretty much sewn up already.

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