Exaile is a music player aiming to be similar to KDE’s Amarok, but for GTK+ and written in Python. It incorporates many of the cool things from Amarok (and other media players) like automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm submission support, and optional iPod support via a plugin. In addition, Exaile also includes a built-in SHOUTcast directory browser, tabbed playlists (so you can have more than one playlist open at a time), blacklisting of tracks (so they don’t get scanned into your library), downloading of guitar tablature from fretplay.com, and submitting played tracks on your iPod to Last.fm.
To install Exaile, click this for Exaile Music player from Packman. This will download the YaST Meta Package file (YMP file) and lauch it with the YaST Package Manager.
Click Next on the package selection window showing “Exaile Music Player” and description and click next again in the window showing summary of repositories and package selection. This will add the required repositories and download and install Exaile Music Player as well as the required dependencies. Once installed, click Finish.
This will add Exaile Music Player under “Applications – Multimedia” as “Music Player”
Click Music Player to launch Exaile. This will prompt you for the first time to add a directory to search for Musci Libraries. Once, the directory is added, it will launch the Exaile music player. Under Collection, click refresh button to reflect the newly added library.
The tabs in the left side can be used to quickly navigate between your Radio setups, Playlists, Files and collections. The tabs in the middle of the window allows multiple tabs opened with different playlists. This is a great advantage and a very simple user interface.
You can edit the preferences or add/remove plugins for Exaile Music player from Edit menu.
If you want to enable and use equaliser or randomise playlist or even rescan your collections. Do it from the tools menu.
Exaile is a simple but very efficient Music Player for your openSUSE. Click here to visit the homepage for Exaile music player.
It’s just a shame it’s so god damn buggy!!
I searched for a lighter alternative and came over Exaile, but it’s smart playlists are the worst piece of code I’ve ever seen, and the ratings are gone now and then.. Really timewaste if you like spending time rating your songs like I do.
Other than that I can say, with my music collection the program gives up, at 10.000+ songs the program gives up, and no music player I’ve come across can replace AmaroK because of it’s MySQL-DB support and it’s WORKING ratingsystem + good smart playlists, which are also easy to edit btw.
One feature I would like to see in both Amarok and other players is that “ratings” are binded by an indentifier in the ID3-tags at the “Comment” tag or something else that is completely optional .. It would do it much easier to reorganize your music collection without loosing the ratings.
@Dezza : try , it’s light but very customisable and functionnal, and it manages huge music collection easily. It hasn’t been updated recently but it works well.
Back on topic, I currently use Exaile, it’s indeed very nice, no problem with my music collection, which is quite big.
I promise, I will do .. this weekend 🙂
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I am installing Excile on openSUSE 11.1 just after putting new system and it doesn’t want to start. I wonder why. Do I need to install anything additional? System is “basic” after installation like mentioned… maybe I should install Python for example ?
– Can someone help ?