Features from other Players

Erik Massop edited this page Nov 4, 2017 · 1 revision

This Page should give an overview of Options that are either not supported by XMMS2 itself or not supported (sufficient) by its clients. If you like a function some player has, just create a new Headline with the name of the player.


  • manipulation of the layout, which shouldnt be confused with UI. Foobar allows sorting and displaying all content in every thinkable area of the player by strings. (e.g. defininf a string $artist-$title) will display The Artist-The Track Title. its possibilities seem endless (using it in tag editing dialog or in renaming options) To get an impression how it works have a look at: http://carnager.dyndns.org/~carnager/titleformat_help.html

NOTE: of course such things can be done with present languages, but using a specified library has an advantage, because speed matters after all. i guess xmms supports most of the important things, its just about implemting it on the client side.

  • replaygain scanning and removing of/from all media files in track and album mode (using tags for all media including mp3)

  • a flexible Tag Editor. Basically it should be allowed to add any tag. maybe just a list of empty fields that can be FREELY assigned to some NAME (e.g. ARTIST or ALBUM, but also MY_SELF_DEFINED_TAG). What makes foobar special here is its integration of the title formatting strings, which let you copy defined strings from other files or the feature of writing several lines of text (each line represents one track) and assign a tag name to it (e.g. TITLE.

  • Freedb support for albums.

  • totally customisable UI, what you dont want, dont show, or show it elsewhere. (this includes menus and rightclick menus)


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