As you can see, MusicPod consumes a lot more memory than the other music players under the spotlight. Of course, some of these music programs are command-line and therefore you’d expect them to be far more frugal. But there are a good number of graphical music players included.
Given that MusicPod offers limited functionality, its memory consumption is disappointing to say the least. It’s almost in the realm of Electron-based software with their bloated memory usage.
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Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Memory Usage
Page 4 – Summary
We have radio-browser internet resource, coupled with pyradio, Tuner, Shortwave – we don’t need this added to our music players.
We have feeds and excellent working podcast players for those that use them (Kasts is my choice, though I generally just listen via the feed reader).
So really, we have no need for this Ubuntu focussed Snapd fluff (especially the many of us who don’t use any Snaps and don’t bother enabling it).
Linux has some good music, internet radio and podcast players but they are far from perfect. While you may be happy with the apps at present, you don’t speak for me. So please don’t say “we don’t need”… What you mean to say is “you don’t need”.
I can think of other software categories where there is a far wider choice. And choice is important. Sure there are other fields where Linux apps is pretty ropey to say the least. But they are likely really hard for a new developer to tackle.
The thing is, people keep coming up with multiple apps which offer nothing new – in which case I would prefer separate and very good applications.
Guayadeque, with smart playlists and ‘smart play’ auto ‘DJ’ style with filters was brilliant – and Strawberry does very good work.
Choice is important when most of the apps suck – you’re right. Simply put, I can tolerate Strawberry, but Guayadeque is still far and away the best – but it’s development is down to basic maintenance, and it’s just not working as well as it should now.
I’m not a coder so I can’t donate code. Instead I donate financially to open source projects I love.
At least Guayadeque still compiles and works reasonably well. And I’m sure Juan Rios could use help going forwards.
You must be fun at parties.