Minitunes renamed to Musique

I finally made a decision on the new name for Minitunes. Thanks to all the people who made interesting suggestions. I think Musique is a cool name. Very simple and self-evident.

Anyway, this is not just a rename. It is a new release that brings even more polish to Minitunes Musique.

A disk-based HTTP cache speeds things up, especially if you’re going to rescan your library. Support for Mac OS X Lion full-screen mode has been added. On Mac and Windows there is a nice crossfade between views. A crash when quitting the app while scanning the music collection has been fixed. Also a long standing bug with missing application icon in Linux packages has been fixed.

Another big news is that finally we have a Windows version. So Musique is now fully crossplatform. Spread the word to friends using Windows!

  1. samvimes says:

    i don’t know, but i don’t like the name and think it isn’t very useful. If, for example, someone hears about this music-player and googles it – he won’t find it. Minitunes was unique, musique isn’t. I would overthink this decision, because minitunes/musique really deserves to be more popular.

    oh, and by the way, scrobbling would be cool :)

    • Flavio says:

      Yes Musique definetely needs to be more popular. Having people publicly state that the name suck doesn’t help. Btw, I really like it. White not write a nice blog post about it? Or at least tweet about it.

  2. linuxluver says:

    Was it do to the “Itunes” part of MinItunes.

  3. linuxluver says:

    Well its better to “Play” safe ;)
    Musique is Awesome By the way.

  4. rlambkin says:

    Well done, but it has the same limitations as every other music catalog, including Last.fm. For classic music fans, we want to catalog by the composer as well as the performer/group/orchestra. Since you are drawing from last.fm, this is not your fault. I use Rhythm Box on Linux, which has the same limitations.

    • Flavio says:

      You’re right, Musique is not geared towards classic music. I’d like it to be, as I’m a classical music listener myself, but I’m giving priority to the most requested features. I have to give up on features that are too niche.

  5. Seb says:

    This is a very special music player and I enjoy it much.
    The only thing that bugs me is that it doesn’t find all album covers. But since I have a cover for every album inside its folder it could just use them instead of using last.fm to get them.
    Adding this option would make me really happy.

    Artist pictures are great btw. :)

  6. Conal says:

    love this music player, thought development had stalled on it but obviously wrong. keep up the great work

  7. Gnammete says:

    Ottima applicazione! L’unica cosa รจ che non sono riuscito a trovare il modo per selezionare manualmente un’immagine come copertina quando la ricerca automatica da last.fm fallisce. Come si fa?

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