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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2017, 12:17:50 pm »
hey does uh... YouTube count as a media player...... :P

Really, it's a gray area, when you're talking about streaming media.

For instance, on the screenie above, the dubtrack.fm API allows one to stream media from YouTube and Soundcloud.

I store my music on YouTube and Soundcloud, instead of locally, and listen to it through their online players, via Opera.

I've got 1500 songs, give or take, in my dubtrack.fm playlists. So, when I'm on the trot, I can listen to my music for 14 days, 24/7, on multiple devices, without listening to the same song twice, via Opera.

Carrying your media around on a cassette, flash drive, CD/DVD, HDD, SSD, et cetera is soooo last century. Dittos for local media players.

That said, podcasts are a whole different ball game. For pods, I still haven't found a better player than Guayadeque.  ;)

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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2017, 01:45:22 pm »
Carrying your media around on a cassette, flash drive, CD/DVD, HDD, SSD, et cetera is soooo last century. Dittos for local media players.

I'll agree with you to a certain extent.  However, streaming has its drawbacks.  One, it uses the internet and if your internet goes down, you're screwed.  I've never used an ISP with no outages.  Also, downloading music to be played locally to something like a phone is still good, as it doesn't use mobile data.  :)

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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2017, 06:04:25 am »
@VinDSL
I see your listening to music on your Dell E6430 - if that is through 'onboard speakers' ? cos if so how do find the 'experience' ?
My experience with them is distinctly average - at best. Settings out of the box are totally unusable lots of reverb & distortion & although I have tweaked with the Pulse Audio Equaliser the bass & volume are fairly non-existent.  :-\
This is totally different to the listening experience on my old Inspiron 1501 which is very acceptable for a laptop  :)
I see your using Pepp 7, albeit with the 4.13 kernel, & I'm  using Pepp 8, just wondering what your set-up is on your 6430 VinDSL?

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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2017, 06:27:31 am »
The speakers on my E6520 and E6530's are better than the ones on the HP-15's they replaced (supposedly 'Beats Audio'), but they're still pretty 'meh'.

Then again these things are 'business' machines .. I'd assume the speakers are more tuned for the human voice in things like video conferencing than music.

Personally I think all laptop speakers suck, but it does help (slightly) that on the Latitudes they're front facing.
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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2017, 09:12:38 am »
I dunno  never really cared for the  speakers much (ok...except for conferences  ::)), I mostly stick with the Sony headphones.
These days I rock these while working:
https://www.sony.com/electronics/headband-headphones/mdr-xb550ap
They really handle the background noise well.
Really nice on those EDM tracks  ;)


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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2017, 10:25:46 am »
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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2017, 10:31:41 am »
LOL.... Electronic Dance Music  8)
Here you go some samples:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=EDM

LOL that was good you had ..... :D

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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2017, 01:33:09 pm »
I have 1000's of tunes available on my SoundCloud account, if you're interested in this kind of music: https://goo.gl/qnbhXr 

I keep the more radical EDM in my sets, and the girlie stuff in the singles.   ;)

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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2017, 02:09:18 pm »


@VinDSL
I see your listening to music on your Dell E6430 - if that is through 'onboard speakers' ? cos if so how do find the 'experience' ?
My experience with them is distinctly   what your set-up is on your 6430 VinDSL?

The speakers on the Dell E6430 are okay in a pinch, but I carry buds and use them most of the time. At work, I use noise canceling headphones. And, I use fold-up Sony open air headphones in hotel rooms. LoL.

Probably more information than you wanted, but the bottom line is, the laptop speakers are always my last choice.


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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2017, 02:27:48 pm »
Heh!

I'm going through all my devices, this morning, updating them. Started with '10', then my phone, now Peppermint 7 on the E6430 Latitude.

Since we're sorta talking about Guayadeque - it has it's own equalizer, and it works very well.

Here's how I have it set. As you can see, I don't need to tweak it much:




Okay, on to the desktop machines. Might try installing the Linux 4.13 kernel on my 32bit P7 machine.   8)


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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2017, 04:32:14 pm »
Okay, on to the desktop machines. Might try installing the Linux 4.13 kernel on my 32bit P7 machine.   8)

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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2017, 07:21:47 am »
@VinDSL --- That's some good stuff just right for use while coding ;), booked marked! "the EDM Link posted" ---Thanks   8)

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Re: Anybody else still using Guayadeque?
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2017, 01:29:45 pm »
@VinDSL --- That's some good stuff just right for use while coding ;), booked marked! "the EDM Link posted" ---Thanks   8)

Funny you should mention that, grafiksinc.  :)

When I'm haxoring 10's of 1000's of lines of code, and trying to keep it all straight in my mind, sometimes 16-18 hours at a time, it'll drive one crazy if you're not careful.

For years, I listened to Goa Trance and Psytrance, in the background - drove my family crazy, but that's okay -  unintended and defensible causalities of keeping my own sanity.

The odd thing is, when I'm coding and listening to music in the background, I don't even hear it, unless it stops playing. I don't pay any more attention to the music than I do heart beats, breathing, blinking my eyelids, et cetera.

I got hooked on 'dubstep' when I started DJ'ing online. Serves the same purpose, and I can let the bot do all the heavy lifting. I just tell it which playlists to serve, and it doesn't need any intervention for days or weeks, depending on which sets I choose.

BTW, 'dub', EDM, and so forth is dynamic and constantly changing, with subgenres being added all the time, so it never gets old.

Enjoy!
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