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[Request] Support for CUE sheets in media player (music albums)

asked 2013-12-30 00:03:50 +0300

nodevel gravatar image

updated 2014-07-24 11:00:18 +0300

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I would appreciate support for cue sheets in the media player.

When I put a large flac file (whole album) together with its cue file, I see the album as a single song in the media player. It should split it into individual tracks instead.

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The common use case is to have album tracks as separate files.

onion ( 2013-12-30 13:09:49 +0300 )edit

The common case is to have all your music in mp3, not knowing what lossless music or cue sheets are :)

nodevel ( 2013-12-30 19:59:13 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-12-08 10:16:29 +0300

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It seems that even in the end of 2015 there is no competent native music player for SFOS. Only casual MP3 listener, who does not give a damn about sound quality and music in general, may be satisfied with Jolla Media player and other native offerings. Other players are not much different featurewise.

What basic stuff is lacking:

  • cue sheet support for CD and LP images coming as one file
  • ape support (N900 plays it with deadbeef)
  • folder-based navigation and playback (tracker is too buggy)
  • option to use folder and filenames for artist/album/song name (many media files have no tags)

Not so basic - multband eq presets to compensate for speaker and headphones uneven tone curve - disabling pulseaudio (bad sound due to foced resampling and stuttering, e.g when playing web streams) - support for dvd-audio, dts... formats

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Your ideas seems cool, but several of them are proprietary technologies, and ain't free.

iKeivs ( 2015-12-09 12:01:39 +0300 )edit

If you are serious about wanting to listen to lossless formats on extremely low end hardware, you may want to reevaluate your life. You can't hear any difference between a FLAC and a q6 OGG even on high end equipment.

nthn ( 2015-12-09 19:01:19 +0300 )edit

Good hi-fi equipment instantly shows the diference between mp3, cd, and "hd-audio". Note, I have a doctors certificate for better-than-average hearing ability :)~ .

However, this is far from the point that native SFOS music players are way too basic and all follow the same flawed design. The OS will eventually run on a better hardware, but dumbed-down apps make new hardware useless. It might also be possible e.g. to connect the jolla phone to my USB DAC and have audiophile-grade hifi setup play flacs from the phone. It is also possible to send digital streams over in-house wifi.

... but f*ing pulseaudio will steal all sonic benefit of a good DAC, even when available.

yalik ( 2015-12-12 11:08:10 +0300 )edit
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