__/ [Linønut] on Friday 18 November 2005 17:54 \__
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>> It is my favourite KDE application at the moment. I love so many of its
>> album management features, but I just wish it was slightly more stable. I
>> still use XMMS at work, but it requires quite a bit of manual handling of
>> playlists or occasional "Jump to track". After AmaroK, XMMS just seems
>> like a waste of time and a significant step back. I raised that as an is-
>> sue in the XMMS users mailing list recently and it is still unknown when
>> XMMS 2 will come out. With Amarok, it sometimes feels like XMMS betrayal.
> XMMS does all I need: let's me load a bunch of files from a directory,
> and play them. I have too much music to bother trying to organize it
> beyond how it is already organized (as hierarchical directories by
> artist and genre.
That's *exactly* what I initially thought and I religiously stuck to that
point-of-view. I refused to use AmaroK and even installed XMMS, twice.
Then, I slowly came to realise that flat directories could be organised
and catalogued very wisely and /automatically/, making recommendations in
the playlists, binding lyrics and album covers on-the-fly. As long as I
have my music played and I don't have to mess about with anything, why
complain? Why not take advantage of novelty?
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