I've been searching for ages for the following:
Some kind of fast db application (that uses something like SQL/lite) that can read (media file) tags (particularly ID3 & Ape). When records are clicked on they open in the default player (and can be moved to player via drag & drop).
The nearest thing to this I've found is (the open source) musikCube:
However, it functions as a player, and does not have the option to use external / default player.
The point of this is that in my opinion most audio players do not do the database/library function very well.
And most database / library based audio players do not do the player part very well (esp. playing internet streams and the like). In my opinion foobar is the only exception, but it's a huge pain to configure.
The reason this has come about, is that someone asked me if I knew of a) a good player that plays all major audio types (mp3, ogg, aac, mpc, flac, wavpack etc.) with b) a good library that updates on opening, and c) that was easy to use / configure?
There are plenty of player like Spider Player, Xion, VU and many others that require very little configuration, but they have zero db functionality.
So a db like musikCube with a skinned (out of the way) player like Xion
http://xion.r2.com.au/ski...icritone/Essence_full.jpg would work well, furthermore, if the db application could handle all media files then launch them in the associated player it would be even better. For me that would mean db app would launch .avi files in Media Player Classic and all audio in foobar.
I've recently posted a similar thread at HA:
If such an application doesn't exist - does anyone here fancy making it.
By the way to see a list of player / library players already tested go here:
Thanks for your time.