View Full Version : linux music player that supports ID3v2

30th October 2006, 06:56 AM
Noob here, one used to using MediaMonkey on a Windows XP machine. I've a large library of MP3s that are tagged with ID3v2 tags. I like creating smart playlists based on a lot of these tags. What music players does linux have that can already recognize the ID3v2 tags that are in the MP3 files that I have? (Preferably I'd like a player that can also create smart playlists based on these ID3v2 tags). So far I've had no luck with finding/installing a player that can recognize ID3v2 tags. Perhaps for most players this isn't a native thing, and I need some sort of plugin?

30th October 2006, 10:21 AM

On Fedora, you can use Rhythmbox. That (I believe) supports ID3v2 tags (I think that is what I am using on my music files) and it has the option to create music playlists based on those tags.

However, Rhythmbox does not natively support MP3s (because MP3 is a proprietary file format) and you need to install the extra gstreamer MP3 plugin from the Livna repository. There is a guide here (http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html) on how to get Rhythmbox to work with MP3s.

However, the current gstreamer-plugins-ugly (that provides MP3 support to Rhythmbox) is broken on Livna - read this thread (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=133835) on how to downgrade gstreamer-plugins-ugly until the problem is fixed.

Hope that helps!