Foobnix - new music player

    I think it is no secret to anyone that there is a great variety of various music players in Linux for every taste - Rhytmbox, Exaile, Banshee, DeadBeef, Decibel, Clementine, Amarok, XNoise, QMMP, Audacious, Minitunes, gMusicbrowser, MPD (Sonata ...), etc. . All of them have both advantages and disadvantages, many support plugins for expanding the functionality, some are able to use skins - it would seem that it is not at all a problem to find something that completely suits you. But having tried them all personally, I still could not choose one, the functions I needed were in different players. And so I immediately used 3 players:
    • QMMP - for fast and convenient playback of local music in directories
    • Exaile - for playing music collections and music from VKontakte
    • - mainly for listening to popular tracks from radio stations (TOP100 songs from 60 radio) online, sometimes downloading the necessary tracks for yourself.
    Naturally, it wasn’t very convenient and a miracle happened - yesterday I accidentally stumbled upon a post about a Foobnix player, at first I thought it was another bike and didn’t even want to try, but still read the description on the site, then put it on and did not regret it. I was very pleased that the developer is Russian and is quite actively modifying the player. At the moment, the latest version of the player is only 0.2.0 - but it already knows a lot. The description is taken from the official website of the player, because no one will tell better about his "brainchild" than the author.

    The player is written in Python, GTK +, Glade.
    Going to create a player, it was such that now almost all the music is on the Internet (video clips, VKontakte, and other sites), but it is either not structured or there are directories, but you can’t listen or pay.
    So the idea came up to write a player that can search for different lists of music (for example, a list of songs from an album) and then search for each of them on different sources. Collect everything in one program, which will collapse into an icon :)

    Briefly what the player can do now:

    Like a local music player
    1.0 Scan the music folder.
    1.1 Play local music of any format that gstreamer supports
    1.2 Navigating through files in a tree format (I don’t like collections)
    1.3 Quick filter by artist / album name (easy to find artist)
    1.4 Each new playlist is displayed in tabs, which allows you to display the history of the music you’ve listened
    1.5 Create playlists
    1.6 Save the selected music playlists to a new folder (For example, for the next record on the CD)
    1.7 Music scroller on
    1.8 Display lyrics for the current song if there is one.
    1.9 Experimental support for CUE filesimage
    As an internet music player
    2.-1 It is not necessary to enter your login / password VKontakte and
    2.0 Search for the most popular songs of the artist by rating
    2.1 Search for the most popular albums and their songs by rating
    2.2 Search for the most similar artists and their songs by rating
    2.3 Search for the most appropriate music by genre or tag by rating
    2.4 Search for any audio information on Vkontakte and listen to it.
    2.5 Display of each search in a new tab, the ability to watch history.
    2.6 Display of which album (year) the current song
    2.7 Display of the most similar artists to the one that plays
    2.8 Display of the most similar songs to the one that plays
    2.9 Links to the artist’s biography on wikipedia,, musicbrainz
    2.10. Music scroller on
    2.11 Set in the configuration, everything that is listened to is cached, saved to the specified folder
    2.12 Save selected to this folder immediately without listening
    2.13 Save as selected to any folder immediately
    2.14 If you drive a link to a user or a VKontakte group in the search field, it is possible to listen to music from VKontakte groups
    2.15 Displaying lyrics to the current song if there is
    2.16 Listening to radio stations
    2.17 Download music from VKontakte
    Video description of some features

    At the moment there is NO music library in the player (I personally do not need it for example), but it is planned. I advise you to familiarize yourself with the player’s development plans using the links below, you can also leave your suggestions.

    Official site
    List of implemented and conceived functionality
    Table of bugs and suggestions
    Google source codes
    Installing Foobnix on Windows for perverts
    You can download deb packages or source codes or from SVN
    svn checkout foobnix-read-only

    UPD2. Less than a day after the player was updated, download from offsite. List of changes:
    * A bug with music directories was noticed after updating to the new version, you need to delete the old config rm -rf $ USER / foobnix_conf.pkl
    * A bug with VKontakte, does not play music ... I'll see in the evening (fixed in 0.2.1-1)
    1) Settings made in separate window
    2) Ability to specify several directories with music
    3) Changed appearance
    4) Switches Music-Radio-Playlists are pressed.
    5) The foundation for various settings is laid

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