Lsongs
Audio
Score 52%
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This is a Music Library program from Linspire. They developed it for their Linspire Linux Desktop, and then released it under the GNU/GPL. They make it hard to find the source code for this, and try to get you to pay for the program instead. I found the links and wanted to share them with everyone. This is a pretty neat program, the only drawback is that the path where it saves your music is hardcoded into the program. I modified this for myself, maybe someone could add a dialog box for this to make it configurable. There is also some problems with some of the features not yet being implemented. It will be interesting to see how this matures, and if Linspire opens the music store that is included in this program.

I run this on SuSE - 9.2. It works, however it crashes when I go to the radio stations. I am not yet sure why.

To install just type "python install.py" as root. It is that easy!

This package is dependant on some python packages that were not included with my distro:

PyXine is available from:
http://pyxine.sourceforge.net/

Pyid3lib is available from:
http://pyid3lib.sourceforge.net/

PLowran

11 years ago

Is it possible to get the SuSE RPM?
Im not a newbie but I am a moron, the RPM makes its so easy to install with YaST. I use Suse 9.1 but I just downloaded 10.0 so I will be starting fresh with that.
Thanks
Phil
PhilipLowran@GMail.com

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maarizwan

12 years ago

Linspire's spirit, let them use their own applications! It's GPL yes, but we have AMAROK, XMMS, kaffeine, juk, ..., LSongs I see good for Linspire, which has limited applications.

It is prefectly ok for you or anybody to compile and use Lsongs but I prefer not!

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google01103

12 years ago

anyone got it to run?

error:
/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/pyxine/pxlibc.so: undefined symbol: XCloseDisplay

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MamiyaOtaru

12 years ago

Have a bit of mercy for them :) From the sounds of it they didn't really expect anyone but Lindows users to use it, and I bet it runs pretty well there. Who knows though..

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BorgQueen

12 years ago

Well if their goal was to create a nix distro and apps that behaves like whineDOH!s, they did it. I have never seen an app fail so quickly.

No offense to the coders, to Lindows and anyone else involved in the development of the distro but, when I finally got it working, it just wasn't worth it.

I say the more apps the merrier. I love to collect GNU and KDE apps. I currently have 5.7 GBs of updated apps I've collected. There's always room for more. It's just the app in question must perform to the minimum standard, it should work.

IMHO,

The Borg Queen

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uga

12 years ago

it built just fine with the latest pyQt bindings, but it crashes on me when trying to use the xine arts output plugin. Shame, I liked the app design!

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uga

12 years ago

just to avoid confusions... I think this is actually a problem with my xine setup rather than this app's, since I've got trouble while loading arts with xine itself. It would be interesting if it allowed using the default xine audio output somehow.

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Josephine

12 years ago

Binary of Lsongs 0.1.0b26 for SuSE 9.2 is available here:
http://jk.allsoft.ro/92/lsongs-0.1.0b26-1.i586.rpm

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Superstoned

12 years ago

I think amarok offers a better interface, if it has to be powerfull. and Juk offers an easier interface, so imho Lsongs doesn't really fill a niche on linux...

and with digikam we have a better Lphoto, imho, too.

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uga

12 years ago

I think those "app foo is better than blah" are quite off-topic here. Why not just say why it's worse or why it's better or even better... how to improve it?

No app is perfect, neither amaroK nor juK, and neither this one of course. Imho this one is right in between both. More simplistic than amaroK (for those that find it too complex or bloated), but more feature-complete than juK.

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soimpossible

12 years ago

This is CRAP.

Use amaroK instead.

amaroK is actually GOOD.

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ViRgiLiO

12 years ago

Good? It's awesome!!

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fab

12 years ago

a bit of a harsh and unfriendly comment. I find it a bit out of place here. I respect the efforts of the developers and I hope the best for LSongs. May amaroK find a good competitor in this app.


fab

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uga

12 years ago

Yes, indeed. your comment is really crap.

Amarok got 2000 features, yes, but sometimes working and well designed features pay more than too many half-working and messed up ones.

What I really like from this app is that it's got just the features anyone would want in. No more, no less, and it actually knows dividing radio stations from your playlist clearly, instead of messing up my file list, as some other [snip] app does.

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Exigentsky

12 years ago

It would help if it was more obvious that it's free for everyone. The first download link indicates that the software costs $19.95, but if one scrolls down there are links to the dsc and tarball packages for no cost.

While the price may be intended to show how the software would be priced comparatively or how much it costs for Linspire users, that should be made more clear.

Otherwise, this is really good and easy to use, but somewhat underpowered software.

Thank you!

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