Following my friend Ian's recommendation, I moved all of my music onto an amarok installation a couple of years back. Great program, great features, simple to use, nicer for multi-user installations since the database can be shared, able to have automagic playlists like what-haven't-I-listened-to-in-awhile, etc. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Often, I play music from our desktop but work on my laptop. With purely random playlists, two problems arise when listening remotely:
Ack! That's horrible.Next song, please.
- What song is this exactly?
In my setup, I can answer those two problems with these commands:
- dcop --user `whoami` --all-sessions amarok player next
- dcop --user `whoami` --all-sessions amarok player nowPlaying