Muine is a music
player in development which is being coded by Jorn Baayen. Rhythmbox
is a clone of iTunes
. Jorn eventually decided to stop programming Rhythmbox and moved onto Muine. Muine is a very simple music player with some similar ideas to Rhythmbox which makes this program very powerful and refreshingly simple.
The latest trend in music players are to be able to categorize music by Band
, and Genre
. Muine keeps this trend, but makes them much more simple. Muine will scan your home directory
and then load them into an album listing or a song listing. If you click the album listing, you will see a list of the albums which were found, with the album cover (courtesy of Amazon
) to the left of the band and title. You simply add it to the playlist
and play your music.
On average, iTunes needs about 800x600
to run. Muine on the other hand, probably requires only 500x450. This is a compact
program made for simplicity.
Muine is programmed using C#
while using the gstreamer multimedia
framework for the audio processing.
For the future, Jorn wants to add WMA
support, tag editing, volume normalization
, cross-fading, CD
burning, and much more.