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White-Shark
November 6th, 2011, 01:00 PM
Hello everyone,

As I consider to switch from my Mac- to a Ubuntu-desktop, I like to read experiences about playing a large music-library from a NAS-server. (When I'll buy a NAS-server, Synology, Netgear of Qnap will have my interest.)

I've read Banshee and Rythmbox both have some buggs. But about Exaile and DeadBeef, I've read some good reviews. Who likes to read more about this, see the links below.

So what music-player do you use? And how does it perform music playing from a large library at a NAS-server?

This is interesting, as I've read that Itunes at mac-dektops doesn't allways perform that good with playing large mp3-library from a NAS-server.

Allready thanks for the answers. ;)

Exaile:
- Exaile Ė The First Linux Media Player I Donít Hate (http://maketecheasier.com/exaile-the-first-media-player-i-dont-hate/2010/05/04)
- Review: Exaile in Ubuntu 9.04 - Complete Audio Player for GNOME (http://tuxarena.blogspot.com/2009/07/review-exaile-in-ubuntu-904-complete.html)
- Best Music Player For Ubuntu - Exaile? (http://helpforlinux.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-music-player-for-ubuntu-exaile.html)

DeadBeef:
- DeaDBeeF : Lightweight promising Music Player
(http://www.linuxondesktop.in/2011/05/deadbeef-lightweight-promising-music_29.html)

mister_p_1998
November 7th, 2011, 04:23 PM
One word really. Vortexbox ( http://vortexbox.org/) I've been running it at work for over a year, boots up on a timer, all my albums on it, I can remote into the albums menu via a browser, set it to play random artists, random tracks and it plays all day. It shuts down on a cron job at hometime, then starts again in the morning on a bios timer. I think its Fedora based (Yum) but I had no trouble getting to grips with it.
Steve