There are lots of jukebox/music-library packages out there, from free to
nearly-free to not-worth-what-they-cost. I'm currently using MusicMatch,
which I like enough that I was willing to buy a "permanant" license, but
it has its warts and I haven't tried enough of the others to be able to
claim it's _better_, just good enough for my current needs.
It isn't the tool I use when burning a CDR, it isn't the tool I use to
record from analog sources, and I'm still undecided about whether it's
worth my effort to load up a better MP3 encoder (it does support
MP3-Pro, but I'm not sure whether I want to commit to that solution.)
Your milage _will_ vary, depending on your driving habits.
<email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm looking for a good solution to manage all my digital music files,
> what do you guys think of this new olive symphony?
Its $900 price is ludicrous.
Digital music files are data, and to manage data you should use a computer.
To get the data out of your (noisy) computer into your hi-fi, there are a
large number of network music devices, from around $100 up. Many include
The real test for a music management sustem is, can it automatically
generate a playlist for me, that I enjoy listening to?
As far as I'm aware, none of the high-price products can do that; you need
a computer, with software such as the $30 Moodlogic which can classify your
music files and generate playlists according to parameters you set.
The manufacturers of the Olive Symphony will do one of three things
1) go out of business,
2) cut the price from $900 to something sensible, in the $100-$200 region
3) specalize in a niche market where people don't mind paying ten times what
the product is worth. Of course, for this to work, it's essential they
avoid informed criticism in channels like rec.audio.pro ...
"William Sommerwerck" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> This sort of thing is hardly new.
> X-10 has had something like it for years -- a remote control to select
> on your computer, and RF transmitters and receivers to send the signals
> throughout the house.
Can it generate playlists? For example, I just clicked to generate a gentle
rocky mix from my collection, and Moodlogic came up with
Three Dog Night - Joy To The World.mp3
T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On).mp3
The Troggs - Wild Thing.mp3
Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over.mp3
Easybeats - Friday On My Mind.mp3
Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love.mp3
Motorhead - Leaving Here.mp3
Rainbow - I Surrender.mp3
Bryan Adams - Run To You.mp3
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band.mp3
Focus - Hocus Pocus.mp3
Alvin Lee - Boogie All Day.mp3
Here's another, a bluesy mix
Otis Rush - I Can't Quit You Baby.mp3
Muddy Waters - Honey Bee.mp3
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Long Distance Moan.mp3
Johnny Winter - Don't Drink Whiskey.mp3
Savoy Brown - A Man Alone.mp3
Johnny Winter - Suicide Won't Satisfy.mp3
Muddy Waters - County Jail.mp3
Albert King - Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven.mp3
Personally, I think this kind of facility is near-essential when you have a
largish collection of on-line music..