Linux Music Player for Large Media Collections

Recently I upgraded to the latest Linux Mint. Afterword, I had continual trouble with the Banshee Music Player freezing when I went to re-scan my music collection. I began an Internet search to try to solve this. I did all the suggestions, but nothing worked.

I refuse to use Rhythmbox because it does not have an equalizer built it. You have to install a third-party EQ. And good luck finding a Ubuntu deb file.

It was then that I decided to try the Clementine Music Player. After selecting my music folder under Preferences > Music Library, I went to tools and clicked “Do a full library rescan.” It scanned all my music file and was done fairly quickly. I was impressed.

The other thing I like about the Clementine Music Player is that it comes with a 10 band equalizer built it. You will find it under tools. I still like the interface in Banshee better, but too many music files make it unworkable. It literally takes up to two minutes just to appear. And then freezes when I navigate around.

So if you have problems with Banshee, try the Clementine Music Player, it is in the Linux Mint repositories.


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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.