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Thank you Subsonic, saying goodbye!

Postby bcrivers » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:50 pm

I have been a user since Subsonic first came out. Just wanted to say thank you for all the great work and many years of music enjoyment using your app. Development has been kinda slow the last few years, so I decided to move my music over to Plex Music which seems to handle my large library just fine. So I wish subsonic the best!
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Re: Thank you Subsonic, saying goodbye!

Postby chugmonkey » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:35 pm

Howdy, long time listener here too.

Out of interest, what attracts you to Plex that Subsonic doesn't have? I'm a Plex addict but Subsonic is so darn good I don't intend stopping using it any time soon.
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Re: Thank you Subsonic, saying goodbye!

Postby acroyear » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:54 am

for myself, I prefer plex for video, but I prefer subsonic for audio because of the variety of clients and the open and published API to make my own. It frustrates me to no end that the API for plex isn't published. I'd love to make an automatic playlist "radio" generator for it much like I did already for subsonic.
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Re: Thank you Subsonic, saying goodbye!

Postby bcrivers » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:00 am

My main reasons for moving to Plex,

#1 Can play my music across almost every device, with ease, Xbox, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, phones, computers, etc. Subsonic does this, but it requires some work.
#2 It beautifully populates cover art and lyrics.
#3 Search results work, unlike subsonic sometimes search results don't return anything. I know for a fact I have the search item. THIS WAS MY MAIN REASON FOR MOVING OVER.
#4 Filtering options and Plex music (like pandora)
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Re: Thank you Subsonic, saying goodbye!

Postby vollbr0t » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:19 pm

Although Sindre seems to have slowed down development to a point where one could argue that the lack of some 'modern' features feels outdated...

I think Subsonic is still better than Plex (regarding music), since it handles a music database [b]much[/b] better, leaner and faster.
Plex feels slow to me, and I have to take care of two 'databases', the ID-tags of individual files and the Plex-DB. A full db-update in Plex takes 2 days, and I have to check if every artist/album/song-match is correct.
I think Subsonics online-match with Last.FM is much smoother and faster, and works better. Overall, if your tags are fine, Subsonic is fine. :D
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Re: Thank you Subsonic, saying goodbye!

Postby bcrivers » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:27 am

I checked back with Subsonic to see if any development was done it. Looks like nothing has been changed in the last few months. Overall, I am happy with Plex, it took sometime to scan and populate the database, but it is now working smoothly. I was hoping Subsonic would continue development, but the last year or we have seen very little progress. I would have gladly paid more for an improved product.
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