[idea] rockbox as a music engine

asked 2017-10-08 22:39:28 +0200

cy8aer gravatar image

updated 2017-10-08 22:41:33 +0200

My most favorite music player is rockbox (https://www.rockbox.org). This software is created for mp3 players. It is designed as a complete operating system for these devices. But it can also be used as a client program, e.g. on n900.


  • seamless music player
  • cross fading of titles
  • nearly all codecs (including opera and aac)
  • rooming effects
  • equalizer
  • other sound effects
  • normalizing and replay gain
  • good playlist handling
  • as client backend to alsa/pulseaudio

When looking at the code you can see that the sound engine itself is a thread which can be controlled by a special API. It should be possible to let it run without it's default gui. So another gui interface for controlling should be possible.

What about using this engine in a Sailfish music player?

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did you ever tried Quasar MX music player?

coderus ( 2017-10-08 23:26:19 +0200 )edit

hm, I did. Sound engine looks quite good, UI tooooo small and no Sailfish interface. It seems that there is no program which fits everything...

cy8aer ( 2017-10-09 15:43:47 +0200 )edit