March 30th, 2007 by Keith

gmusicbrowser 0.958

Posted in Audio, Fun Stuff, Linux, Site News, Utilities, Web Apps


Written by Quentin Sculo, gmusicbrowser is an open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ogg/flac/mpc files, written in perl.

There are several enhancement and features of this open-source application. Although it may be relatively new to several Linux users, the prospect of it becoming one of the most popular jukebox player is there. Some hacks are made to the code by the author, and it is advised that users take note of the requirements before attempting to compile the source, or download the binaries.

Main Features

  • * fast even with 10,000s of songs (developped with over 17000 songs on a duron800)
  • * powerful browser which doesn’t interfere with the playlist
  • * artist/album lock : easily restrict playlist to current artist/album
  • * easy access to songs related to the currently playing song
    1. o songs from the same album
    2. o album(s) from the same artist(s)
    3. o songs with same title (other versions, covers, …)
  • * support ogg vorbis, mp3 and flac files (and mpc with gstreamer or mplayer)
  • * fully featured tag editor (support all id3 versions, limited support for APE & lyrics3 tags)
  • * simple mass-tagging and mass-renaming
  • * support multiple genres for a song
  • * support multiple artists for each song by separating them with ‘, ‘ or ‘ & ‘
  • * customizable labels can be set for each song (ex : bootleg, live, -’s favorites, …)
  • * filter history in the browser window
  • * filters with unlimited nesting of conditions
  • * customizable weighted random mode (based on rating, last time played, label, …)
  • * tray icon, with a very customizable tip window
  • * customizable window layouts (layouts documentation)
  • * The possibility to act as a icecast server, to listen to your music remotely (experimental)
  • * plugin system (experimental), included plugins :
    1. o nowplaying (to update an external program when the playing song changes)
    2. o
    3. o fetch cover from google image
    4. o simple lyrics
    5. o MozEmbed : use the mozilla engine to display wikipedia artist page and search lyrics with google

The author has also indicated a To-Do list on his site. We will certainly be looking forward for the next release, no doubt.

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gmusicbrowser 0.958

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