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#1 2018-07-11 19:49:44

alfalfa
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Qoob - a foobar-like music player for Linux

Gitlab page, AUR page

Main features include:
- Fast and asynchronous
- Music library is organized by folders structure
- Support for intermittent, remote library
- Tags are parsed from file header when available
- Missing tags are guessed with regex, from title and folder structure
- Realtime search to quickly find a specific title
- Album art viewer
- Shuffle and repeat options
- Hotkeys and command line interface
- Customizable notification, title, and tooltip format
- Human readable configuration, metadata, cache and playlists

Please have a look on the Gitlab page for screenshots and more details :-)

Last edited by alfalfa (2019-01-19 14:58:09)

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#2 2019-01-10 17:53:27

alfalfa
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Re: Qoob - a foobar-like music player for Linux

Some news about qoob's development;

The app now has both a stable and a -git package, thanks to FabioLolix.

Codewise, the whole library viewer/filter logic is being rewritten to be entirely asynchronous and ensure responsiveness during heavy loads. It has been the occasion to rewrite the sorting function as well, which was the main culprit for the viewer loading time. Moreover, the search function now uses the metadata already stored in the RAM, and caching features were added to speedup slower operations. Thus, the loading speed is reduced by lowering the IO operations and the overall CPU usage.

These changes were mandatory and will benefit all users, but especially those with large or remote music collections. The next release will allow efficient streaming over SSH, offering support for huge libraries and somewhat slow connections.

As these are deep changes to the core features, bugs are likely to occur. You are welcome to stay on the git package to test it and benefit from the new features and last fixes. Else please consider moving to the stable package, as the -git package will be updated shortly.

Hope you will like it smile

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#3 2019-01-16 14:26:08

alfalfa
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Re: Qoob - a foobar-like music player for Linux

The latest release is finally up! Included are many bug fixes, some new features and speed improvements over the previous version.

I put it to test on 60 GB local library, along with a 250 GB collection streamed over SSH. Once the initial scan is done, it is quite fast !

Feedbacks are always welcome smile

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