Open Music column

The Open Music column is written by Chris Hermansen and covers his thoughts on how to enjoy music in an open environment, how to tinker with music using open source tools, and much more.

Music tagging with open audio players

Music tagging with open audio players
We look at the tag-management capabilities of a few open source music players.Read more

Organizing your music: Tagging as you rip

Organizing your music: Tagging as you rip
In this month's Open Music column, Chris Hermansen looks at readily available open source music ripping software, as seen from the perspective of its...Read more

Getting MPDroid working with an Archphile-based box

Getting MPDroid working with Archphile-based box
Getting the MPDroid client to work with an Archphile-based box can be challenging, so these pointers might help.Read more

4 open music players compared: VLC, QMMP, Clementine, and Amarok

4 open music players compared: VLC, QMMP, Clementine, and Amarok
We see how four music players, VLC, QMMP, Clementine, Amarok, compare. The author also recommends favorite music from Linux-friendly sources.Read more

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good
Is MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) a better way to listen to music? Or just another opportunity for the music industry to sell the same music all...Read more

How to choose an open source music player

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This month we take 6 open source music players for a musical test drive.Read more

What do we mean when we talk about open music?

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A search for "open music" reveals that not all open music is truly open.Read more

6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source player

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You might not have heard of Guayadeque, but it packs features other players lack.Read more