MusicPod is in an early stage of development. As things stand, we wouldn’t recommend using it. It’s too flaky in operation currently.
We will, of course, watch out for new releases, and will re-examine it as it matures.
Developer: Frederik Feichtmeier
License: Mozilla Public License 2.0
MusicPod is written in Dart. Learn Dart with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
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.