[clug] Jukebox for linux

Adam Thomas adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Sat May 10 07:25:04 GMT 2008

On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 02:52:09PM +1000, Daniel Rose wrote:
> Hello list,
> Has anyone come across a party interface for mp3 playback that works
> like a jukebox?
>  - search for songs
>  - Add one, it gets stuck at the end of the list
>  - Songs played are removed from the head of the list
>  - An empty list gets a song added at random
> I think that people who want this simple, trivial functionality are
> perhaps writing it themselves.  Mbux http://oswaldism.de/mbux/what.html is a
> really good example of what I want, but it fails with segfaults and
> floating point exceptions on a dual core CPU.  It seems to be unmaintaned; at least, no releases in nearly three years.
> There are at least five good media centres and about a hundred
> acceptable personal desktop players, but I can only find two pieces of
> broken unmaintained software that even try to do a party mode/jukebox
> interface.  Has anyone else got a lead on a drunk-proof, bogun-proof linux jukebox?

Apart from the last point XMMS2[0] can do this with its pshuffle
playlist type. Its still in the early stages of development so it's
changing lots and there isn't a full feature client yet. They do have
an active development team so keep an eye on it.

[0]: http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/Main_Page


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