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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 22:04 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> ____/ Homer on Tuesday 12 Jul 2011 18:45 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> For me, all I need is something that plays music and let's me change
>>>> track with global keyboard accelerators, so I use Minirok, based on
>>>> Amarok but much lighter.
>>> I use mpd with the ncmpcpp front-end. That way I get to store all my
>>> music on a server and stream it using multiple protocols to anywhere
>>> I want. I can even control mpd remotely and search its database, and
>>> copy tracks to the local device if I want to. No need to carry every
>>> song with me, no "service fee", no bloat, no "DRM" restrictions, and
>>> no "format dependency" as all my music is ripped and encoded to FLAC
>>> format (lossless) then transcoded on-the-fly using Ampache, a module
>>> for the Apache Web server, if required by the client. The only thing
>>> I ever need to actually "do" is insert CDs into the server's optical
>>> drive and it automatically rips, transcodes and adds them to mpd for
>>> me, then it's ready to serve them to any device, anywhere, any time.
>>> Let's see iTuna do /that/.
>> *LOL* @ iTuna. It must stink.
> Like a dead fish in the moonlight, it shines and stinks at the same time.
Weird setting... sounds like a scene from X-Files.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
http://Schestowitz.com | GNU/Linux administration | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
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