Muine with Plugins
HOWTO: unInstall Muine music player and plug-ins
Muine is a basic music player for Gnome that plays ogg, flac, mp3, and aac. It's perfect if you don't need the features of, say, Rhythmbox or Amarok.
First of all we're going to install Muine itself: sudo aptitude install muine muine-plugin-inotify muine-plugin-trayicon</nowiki>
The muine-shell is not in the repos but there is a .deb available, to get it do this:
wget http://desrt.mcmaster.ca/code/muine-shell/muine-shell_0.6.1-0ubuntu1_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i muine-shell_0.6.1-0ubuntu1_i386.deb rm muine-shell_0.6.1-0ubuntu1_i386.deb</nowiki>
Now you can start Muine and try it out, to import songs you can use File > Import. Enjoy Muine as it finds songs and albums as you type.
Add scrobler support
This is how to build it:
sudo aptitude install mono-mcs wget http://download.gna.org/muinescrobbler/muinescrobbler-0.1.8.tar.gz tar -xvzf muinescrobbler-0.1.8.tar.gz cd muinescrobbler wget http://alk.lv/muinescrobbler.diff patch -p1 < muinescrobbler.diff mcs -target:library -out:AudioscrobblerPlugin.dll -r Mono.Security.dll -r System.Web.dll -pkg:gconf-sharp-2.0 -pkg:muine-plugin -pkg:glade-sharp-2.0 - resource:Audioscrobbler.glade AudioscrobblerPlugin.cs</nowiki>
Dynamic Playlists with Ruffle
Another plugin, Ruffle, allows you to create dynamic playlists based on your listening history. It tracks all sorts of info about your listening habits and generates a history, charts, playlists, and lets you browse your collection by artist, genre, etc. For playlist generation, play some songs and decide how random you want the list to be, whether to fetch similar artists from audioscrobbler, and whether to stick to the same genre and/or artist.
To install it:
wget http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/users/mrm21/ruffle/ruffle-0.3.0b2.tar.gz tar -xvzf ruffle-0.3.0b2.tar.gz cd ruffle-0.3.0b2 make make install