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Chapter 18. Linux Multimedia (If Music B... > Put Another Nickel In . . .

Put Another Nickel In . . .

Ripping songs from your CDs and storing them on your PC so you can listen while you work (or play) is fantastic. Start up Noatun or XMMS, pull a few songs into your playlist, and enjoy the music. Life couldn't be any better. Except . . .

You see, all this collecting of music, ripping of songs, and building of huge libraries of MP3s or OGGs on your computer's hard disk is eventually going to become a nightmare to administer. Sure, all those CDs in jewel cases have disappeared into that virtual space that is your hard disk, but now you have all these songs in a number of large folders with little or no organization. If you want to play something, you have to go searching. What you need is a jukebox.


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