Last Updated on September 3, 2020
Settings: View / Transcode / Accounts / Stats
You can change the UI scaling for HiDPI displays although the default 1x was fine for my setup.
Desktop notifications of track changes are displayed by default. They can be turned off. You can also turn off the top-panel visualization (definitely recommended).
You may notice there’s no window title on any of my screenshots. That’s because the software draws its own window decorations. But you can turn them off. And you might choose to do so as, when enabled, it’s a bit fiddly to resize the window.
By default the turbo theme is used. If that doesn’t float your bloat, there are other themes available. These themes are titled Vape, Wasp, Mindaro, Astro, Cucumber Splash, Lavender Light, Lime, Rose, and Sky. All of the themes retain the dark background with the exception of Lavender Light. The themes are stored in plain text files. You can edit the theme files to create your own customized theme.
Transcoding is a digital-to-digital conversion of one encoding to another. The software offers batch transcoding of folders using an external tool, the popular cli ffmpeg. This makes it easy to copy your music to a portable music player.
There’s four output codecs available, and you can define the bitrate offering another trade-off between file size and quality. Simple and very effective to use.
Here you enter your account settings for Last.fm. This offers scrobbling with track love support. You can also see your friends’ favorite tracks too.
ListenBrainz is an open source project and allows users to preserve their existing Last.fm data.
This section shows the number of tracks in the current playlist, the number of albums in that playlist, and the playlist duration.
There’s also stats on the tracks in your music database, the total number of albums, and the total playtime.
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Views
Page 4 – Settings: Function / Audio
Page 5 – Settings: EQ / Playlist
Page 6 – Settings: View / Transcode / Accounts / Stats
Page 7 – Other Features
Page 8 – Memory Comparison
Page 9 – Summary