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jase



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:17 am    Post subject: Music - What Do You Use? Reply with quote

Just enquiring what your preferences are for buying/playing music on Linux?

I use to use ITunes and an Ipod classic 160GB, on MS. Started to use Rhythmbox but understand it doesn't sync with an Ipod.

So where do you buy your music from and what programme do you use (especially if you still use an Ipod?)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still buy a fair proportion of my music on CD and rip to FLAC and Ogg Vorbis files. For digital music, I generally use the Amazon MP3 store.

I listen with my android phone or a Sansa Clip on the move and MPD on my computer.
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crickster



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rythmbox does sync with the iPod (touch anyway). Just drag and drop from your PC to the device. It works very well.

I have ripped my entire CD collection to MP3 and have it on an 'always on' CentOS server at home. I have a logitech squeezebox for streaming and it sounds good (all my MP3 rips are 320).
I'b buy most of my MP3s from amazon but I do have an iTunes account, but as iTunes is basically apple formats, I try to avoid.

If I'm listening to MP3s while I'm on my PC, its just Totem that I use (default and does the trick on Ubuntu 10.04).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crickster wrote:
Rythmbox does sync with the iPod (touch anyway). Just drag and drop from your PC to the device. It works very well.

I found it very slow at "Updating Index" for a long time... Though yes it does work

I use Rhythmbox on one laptop with DAAP-plugin and then play on another machine. Most of my tracks are MP3 >=192, though I do have a load of WMA tracks Sad some Ogg and FLAC and a few MP2s!!!

Been looking at a "Logitech Squeezebox" or simillar, that I can plug into a Hi-Fi...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every music track I have ripped / bought / acquired is on mp3, or a few on wma.

I use VLC on the PC and I use my sansa clip to play when I'm out.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have subsonic installed.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

loebus, I love my squeezebox. I can't reccomend it enough.
You're best to have an 'always on' server with it though (I just use an old 1.2 Celeron box with extra disks and CentOS with SAMBA/HTTP access).

Subsonic is installed on it too for remote access. Subsonic is probably the best FOSS software I have ever used.
Perfectly designed. Top marks to the developer, Sindre Mehus.

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pastychomper



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I buy on CD (aside from occasional forays into the likes of Magnatune) and rip to Ogg, or sometimes mp3 since my 'phone lacks an ogg player.

For non-'phone playing it's xmms1 all the way, I try more recent players from time to time but keep coming back because it's just not broke.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to use DynDNS.com to setup my own domain name, but didn't seem work...

crickster can the squeezebox be connected to inputs on a hifi?
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crickster



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yip thats exactly how it works. Just left and right in to your amp.

Re: DynDNS - do you have an updater running on your system? (it needs to constantly update your external IP with their DNS db, unless you have a static.... but then why would you use DynDNS)

Also, you can't see it using your internal LAN PCs, try using your phone (ie 3G) to test it....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my IP is static, wanted DynDNS to set up domain, eg: Some-rubbish-music-here.dyndns.biz
from here: https://www.dyndns.com/account/services/hosts/add.html

But I don't think I'll bother, It's not as if I'll remote connect often.
Will have to keep a look-out for the squeezebox!

Would like to know how many people have bought this!:
http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/speakers-audio/wireless-music-systems/devices/3163
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Miko



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer to buy the CD's (hard to crash or delete a CD)
I rip it to ogg vorbis and play it on amarok ( by far to best music player even if I'm not using KDE )
I burn a copy (in K3B) and listen to that in the car because if it get's scratched I've still got the original. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just buy cd and rip into mp3 and use Rythmbox when I want to listen from my computer.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CD to mp3 then play with mpd/ncmpc.

If I want to play music on the go I copy to my phone or use mobbler.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gtkpod and i own a 120gig ipod classic
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