JuK

Audio Apps

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JuK 2.2 - Jukebox and music manager for KDE

- An easy to use, playlist and metadata focused interface with several playlist types:

- Collection List where the entire database of music is shown and automatically updated based on folders the user has indicated contain their music collection

- Search Playlists that allow for powerful combinations of search criteria to produce dynamically updated playlists

- Dynamic Lists which are produced by using multiple selection in the playlist selector and are a union of two or more playlists

- Folder Playlists which represent a single folder in the file system and are updated automatically based on its contents

- History Playlist which stores a history of the what the user has played

- Play Queue, an enhancement of the popular Play Next funtionality of previous versions that enables a manegable upcoming queue of items to be played

- Player and tag editor for several audio formats:
- MP3 (MPEG Layer 3 Audio)
- Ogg Vorbis
- FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
- MPC (MusePack)

- Multiple audio output backends:
- aRts (Default)
- GStreamer 0.8
- aKode

- Inline search for quick filtering of the currently visible items

- MusicBrainz integration for file identification on over the internet

- File renamer that renames files based on the tag content
A powerful tag editor that works seemlessly with all supported music formats

- CD burning support via the popular K3b tool

- Visually attractive, but unobtrusive track announcements

- A Now Playing heads-up style title bar featuring the album cover, links to show more from the playing artist or album and a brief history of previously played items

- Cover art management via Google Image Search

- Random play including Album Random Play for randomly playing complete albums

JuK 2.2 is part of the recently released KDE 3.4 kdemultimedia package. JuK packages are distributed with basically all current Linux and many Unix distributions.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

New in JuK 2.2 (KDE 3.4):

- "Now Playing" bar

- More from this aritst / album links

- Cover image support and manager

- Play Queue

- Easier to use file renamer dialog

- Album-based random play

- GStreamer backend updated to 0.8.x

- Direct aKode backend

The web page and wiki have also been updated with quite a bit of new content.

dkam

14 years ago

I agree. Leading 0 support for the file renamer would make it useful.

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wjarosz

14 years ago

also, another one: adding a "move to trash" (in addition or instead of "remove from disk") would be great.

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ondrish

14 years ago

Adding a "Copy to /mnt/removable/music/" (or another link) would be perfect!

Keep up good work!

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momosh

14 years ago

1)In the "playlist from folder" category I met with a certain problem. Managing large collections of full albums this option is really usefull. But problems arise when you want to update Juk to play new albums. I have to look up things in konqueror sorting them by modified date. If you could do this in the "playlist from folder" it would save up lots of time by just orderering the directories by modified date (versions 1.* had this i thought).
2)Is it possible to have Juk make a back up of the database (a save database option). this would be way cool for album indexing.

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Phemt

15 years ago

How can I install kgst?
will it need gstreamer 0.6 or can be used even with 0.8?
wich other packages do I need to have gst support?

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Baldur_double

15 years ago

How about adding more file formats, like WAV, AIFF etc.?
If JuK would support these I could make it my fav media player.

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filipzalud

15 years ago

JUK looks fine, promise many possibilities. But I dont know how to use it. Just run it, open mp3 folder, files are showen in list, good.

But when I try klick on play button, nothing happend. Not only that I cant hear sound, I can (for example in XMMS), just no sound and no progres of playing the file. My conf. is SuSE 9.0, KDE 3.2.2, JUK 1.9 on i686 platform, fresh installation

I realy want to use JUK :-)

Thanks a lot for help, Filip

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wheeler

15 years ago

This likely isn't a JuK issue, but an aRts issue (i.e. I wouldn't expect Kaboodle or Noatun to work either). Please check to make sure that everything's correct in the sound configuration area in KControl.

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momosh

15 years ago

I was looking for a "natural" solution for my mp3 collection (almost 90gb of them). I'd had to be simple, mem economic and stable. After 1 whole month of testing all kinds of jukeboxes i finally came to this conclusions.

1) JuK can't handle large collections, its database method crashes after a while and you'll have to do the imput all over again (this being full albums)
2) The Shortcut for "open from folder" is a well done but JuK doesn'nt seem to remember it the next time you start it
3) Stability is far away

Those where the bad points..
Good ones.. this is the best prog around for the moment on linux (second would be Rhythmbox)

I would sugest implementing a new type of database system (and also cache system). And if you really wanna make my day, please implement album covers... there're a bunch of bad progs around that support them

Grtz

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wheeler

15 years ago

Honestly if you're seeing crashes this isn't the place to report them -- please file bugs at bugs.kde.org.

That said there are people using JuK with stuff in the range of 90 GB without problems (though it is pretty memory hungry with that much music loaded).

As to stability -- there's only one crash report open at the moment and at least based on the feedback that I've gotten JuK has been pretty stable for most folks. It doesn't surprise me that you'd hit more issues with a very large collection, but that's precisely why you should be reporting them. ;-)

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aliff

15 years ago

I am now using Fedora Core test 1, I can't use mp3, what shall I do?

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wheels

15 years ago

Well, talk to Redhat/Fedora developers (or, well, use another distro) -- they actually remove the mp3 support from the distribution.

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nicodietrich

15 years ago

the kdemultimedia-3.2 package for fedora core doesn't include juk. so i think it would be nice to release juk also as a separate package (or to convince fedora to pack it in).

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mengle

15 years ago

What a great app! It works wonderfully with the 2000+ songs on my mp3 player. However, there's one little issue that really bugs me on it and I would guess it would pretty easy to change. Commonly the ID3 tags for the same band will be listed at, for example, both "Afghan Whigs" and "The Afghan Whigs" so that some of the songs are listed under "a" for "afghan" while the the rest are listed under "t" for "The". Is there anyway to have the program ignore the word "the"? It's much easier than chaning tall the ID3 tags.

The one caveat is that you'd probably is to only ignore the first occurence of "the" because any songs by the band called, "The The" might cause some problems.

Thanks.

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wjarosz

15 years ago

"It's much easier than chaning tall the ID3 tags."

Actually, one of the nice things about Juk is that changing many ID3 tags at once really IS easy. Just search for versions with "The" in them, select them all, and rename their artist all at once.

To avoid this problem, if a song is by "The Band" I generally label them as "Band, The". It really is easy to do.

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michelinux

15 years ago

It's a interesting observation. I only biuld the slack package. Juk web site is unreachable: you should go to multimedia.kde.org and suggest your idea in the mailing list.
Bye.

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mengle

15 years ago

Ah, I see. I'll pass that along. Thanks.

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Hippy

15 years ago

Well the program is real cool but i really miss a sequencer in it, flat mp3 sound kinda sux on some soundcards. Will juk have an sequencer in a later stage?

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TheDuncster

15 years ago

I think Juk really shines when it comes to editing ID3 tag information (or vorbis, whatever). Its very easy to select a bunch of tracks and change only the Artist info for each track without messing with the other info like Album, trackname, etc.
Also, If you don't want to edit stuff manually Juk can support Musicbrainz TRM stuff. Juk will analyze the audio characteristics of the file (beat detections, etc) and will suggest matches from the Musicbrainz database. I find this feature very useful. Musicbrainz seems currently less comprehensive than FreeDB, but has higher quality (correct) info.

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fiend

15 years ago

So why would someone make an audio player without an Equalizer? And what is the point of loading playlists if the program is just going to resort the files by name? It makes no sense to even have playlists to load since this prog just screws the order up.

Seriously, what the hell is with people making audio apps without an equalizer? Use xmms, it doesn't screw up playlists, and it has an equalizer as well as crossfade.

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michelinux

15 years ago

About equalizer, I think that Scott Wheeler, the Juk author, wants to keep Juk fast, light and simple: an equalizer would be useful but not mandatory.
About playlists, I never get any problem with them and I never get any resort after restarting or Juk either computer. Do you save them?
However I can't reach Juk website: is there anybody who can?
Bye
Michele

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maarizwan

15 years ago

Slackware 9.1 is really better than Other distributions like Redhat and mandrake,etc.

Slack is much resource efficient and fast. thanks to you and slackware developers.

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pivarac

15 years ago

I really do not think this is the time or the place for such fuckin' comments. So, please keep it to yourself.

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anidnmeno

15 years ago

This is here for any comment that ANY user wants to put up. So shut the fuck up. You ain't our mama and you can't tell us what to do!

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michelinux

15 years ago

You're welcome.

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15 years ago

New in JuK 2.2 (KDE 3.4):

- "Now Playing" bar

- More from this aritst / album links

- Cover image support and manager

- Play Queue

- Easier to use file renamer dialog

- Album-based random play

- GStreamer backend updated to 0.8.x

- Direct aKode backend

The web page and wiki have also been updated with quite a bit of new content.

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