When I tested the open-source jukebox aTunes, the fast installation was followed by shockingly sluggish tree navigation, required to add my song library. Fortunately, the subsequent scan was flawless, handling 7,500 tracks in about 10 minutes. In music terms, the show started off with some bad feedback, but then aTunes really got rockin'.
There's a lot going on in this iTunes competitor. It's got some failings, notably no plans for firmware-based MP3 player support. That means no iPods or Zunes allowed. aTunes does offer excellent support for players that behave like external hard drives, simply playing songs … Read more