$ find /mnt/media -name '*.mp3' -o -name '*.m4a' | wc -l 17763
(and that doesn’t count things like radio programs encoded in mp4 or flv)
I still haven’t found a music player that can deal with this. In particular:
- ID3 tags are often wrong — don’t use them. Use a database like Shazam to work out what’s really in each file.
- There are duplicates. I’m never going to be able to fix that. Transparently pick the highest quality file when playing, and don’t show me duplicates ever.
- Give me an intelligent way to navigate this. I’d like to have the player automatically group them or suggest related music, perhaps by looking for similarities in the audio (and definitely not by using the ID3 tag).
- Related to the previous point, search should be super simple.
- When choosing a party playlist, don’t mix in radio programs or podcasts.
- Some of the titles are not US ASCII. It still seems like this isn’t a completely solved problem (sigh).
It’d be nice if it could stream the music to my squeezebox players (of which I now have two, yay!), but I’m not expecting miracles …