speaking of Clementine

In: recommendation|software

16 Feb 2012

I finally got around to trying Clementine.  I was pleasantly surprised, although I shouldn’t be considering it’s forked from the “cool” Amarock.  Unfortunately it seems to lack UPNP support.  Fortunately someone wrote a python script that lets it be remote controlled from any web browser… even a smartphone.

The killer feature?  Unlike both Rhythmbox and Banshee it has options to rescan the music library.  I can’t imagine why the others are missing such a basic feature.  EDIT:  Banshee does have a rescan menu option.  Rhythmbox is supposed to every restart, but it doesn’t.

In either case, I was looking for great playback software for OSX that could read FLAC without spending a little (iTunes plugin) or a lot (Amarra $700!!!).  Banshee couldn’t output to the USB DAC, but Clementine came to the rescue!

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3 Responses to speaking of Clementine

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Dan

March 10th, 2012 at 17:49

Searching a dvd-audio topic and google had this site a few results down! I have yet to try clementine. I plan on doing so. I keep forgetting it takes root in Amarok.

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Justin

November 11th, 2012 at 13:26

Clementine is skipping when I use it on a Mac. Anybody know if this is a common issue? VLC plays fine for me.

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Matt

December 6th, 2012 at 13:24

weird. by skipping I assume you mean pausing?

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