Dove - A modern audiophile music player app for macOS
I miss when iTunes/Music wasn't oriented around Apple's music service. It's become a slow piece of software that I no longer intend to use. Combine with my ever growing needs as an avid music fan, I think it's time I make my own player.
- High fidelity in playback options. I should be able to play any format presented (FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, MP3, OGG, etc)
- Look like a modern mac OS app. There is no bigger turn off than something that doesn't follow the system UI guidelines and looks like an eyesore.
- Show the signal path and be up and front about the quality of the file being played back
- Tag editing built into the client
- Lyric fetching (suggested by adrift)
- Alternative streaming service support (Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, etc). (I know Tidal is possible, but I don't know about Apple Music). This is a music client, so it should be compatable with the services I pay for that provide music
- Have a similar interface to Swinsian / Old iTunes. Very informative, Don't have to click through a million tags to find or sort things
- No smart playlists/genius. I may revisit this in the future, but I've found all recommendation algorithms to be poor and don't really follow taste that well
- Friendly to DJs (Provide key, bpm, etc). This can help when creating more fluid playlists
- Gapless playback / Track fading
- Good Last.fm scrobbling
- Select output device and not rely on system default
- Very fast (and elegant) search.
- Things like "100-120 bpm in d minor", "tyler the creator after 2015", "slow daft punk" should just work
Nice to haves
- Be controlled from the command line (This would appeaal to more CLI friendly users)
fmfl - Fix my F*cking Library
My dad has a massive music library. It's around 506 GB of music, totaling 23 WEEKS of music, featuring 51,595 tracks, and 12,394 artists. Because this library is older than me, and my dad isn't a very organized person, I'd say a large % of tracks aren't tagged correctly and the file system is all out of whack. I want a simple command to run ONCE and have it correct everything. I've tried applications like beets (which is how I got those stats) and MusicBrainz Picard, but they either didn't work or took too long. The machine I'm trying to correct them on has 150+ GB of RAM, and 32 cores, hooked up to ethernet. This should be possible with the trove of information about music out there on Discogs and such.
I need a command line application to easily store music into a database, grab all relevant inforamtion from online sources and make a nice list for my site.