I consider myself a Melomaniac by birth, so a good music player is one of the applications that I can't miss on my computer.
Music has been developed by Flavio Tordini, the author of applications a little more known as they are the case of Minitube y Musictube.
In fact, Music is very interesting since it offers versions for Windows, OS X y GNU / Linux, and while donations are accepted for the latter, for the rest there is the option to buy it.
We are clearly talking about a player that just by looking at it, we know that it wants to become a light and minimal alternative to iTunes. And I think it fulfills its mission, simpler and lighter impossible.
The first time we run Music As is logical, it asks us to locate the folder where we have our music collection:
In a normal situation, Music You will be able to download the Album Covers and information about them from Last.fm, as can be seen in the image that begins this article, but in my case, this step was forgotten.
Once our collection is loaded we will have something like this:
The search engine returns the result below the search box and not in the Artists area, and once we have selected what we want to find, when clicking on an album, we access 3 levels: Artist »Album» Playlist.
As I was saying, the options are really scarce, if not null. By options I mean I couldn't find a way to Music had an icon in the system tray, or loaded the album image locally.
In fact, in the configuration file located at /home/tu_usuario/.config/Flavio Tordini / not much to see either.
There are no extra options and it is only limited to offering the basic actions of a music player, that is, random playback, in a loop, and it does not allow me to filter by musical genre either. The albums can be sorted by name, popularity, year, number of songs or number of times played, but no more than that.
Although Music Yes, it allows you to obtain information about the Artists from the Internet, but strictly, as we cannot modify the sources you use.
We can send the data of the songs we listen to Last.fm, be able to play the player in full screen and stop playing after a certain track, no more.
If you can see with the naked eye a simple player, very beautiful in terms of appearance, but (there is always a but) above all, very little configuration, which is why it is not among my first options.
Despite its simplicity, it consumes quite a lot of resources, about 95 MB of memory that far exceeds the 75 MB of C and the 45 MB of Cantata.
Of course, what you have to do, you do well. In fact, due to its characteristics, it applies as a better option than Noise guidance on ElementaryOS, since in addition to meeting the minimalism requirements of that distro, it is much more stable.
It is modern, yes, but for my taste it is still incomplete.
From the project page only the installer is available for UbuntuBut Arch we can compile it from AUR running in the console:
yaourt -S musique
I don't know if the rest of the non-based distributions Ubuntu o Arch has the way to install it.