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Audacious is a maintained descendent of XMMS that doesn't really have a library.

Also, foobar2000 is very well maintained, and implying it's not a good audio player is simply sacrilege!

I don't mind having library management, and I would love to have a Linux clone of foobar2000. Nothing else has its tag management and search/sort capabilities.

I put lots of custom tags in all of the tracks I've ripped, downloaded, or recorded live, and I have yet to come across a Linux music player that allows me to search them or sort by them.

Clementine comes close, but not quite close enough. Maybe I need to get some Copious Free Time and rip into its sources.

If you are interested in foobar-like players for Linux, DeaDBeeF may be worth looking into.

foobar works pretty well in wine

I hope it works better than the last time I tried it. I found it didn't work well for me, but that was some years ago.

It basically works perfectly for me, though it can take a bit of setting up. The only downside I'd say is that drag and drop from outside foobar is a bit wonky, you can't always drag and drop from a native file manager (though it always works if you drop onto the status bar instead of the playlist). You can also bypass the wine audio stack: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/foobar2000-on-linux-how-to-b...

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