[Cryptography] Music players that don't promote eavesdropping?

Erik Granger erikgranger at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 17:49:42 EDT 2016

I suggest OpenCubic Player. As far as I know, it does not chat with
them internets. It's terminal-based but rather easy to use.

I use it over SSH to play music through my good speakers (which are in
the living room).

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Ray Dillinger <bear at sonic.net> wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, is there any such thing as a desktop music player
> (for Linux) these days, which can be configured to NOT use the Internet
> at all?
> Music playing is high on my list of things that have absolutely no need
> for an Internet connection.
> Every damn thing, even those considered "minimalist", wants to download
> f&*(%^ album covers from this, lyrics from that, track lists from
> somewhere else, internet radio listings from another place, etc etc etc,
> by unencrypted channels, and doesn't seem to have options to turn this
> obnoxious behavior off.  Even if I never ask it to do these things.
> And then next time I go to Amazon, it's clear that they know exactly
> which tracks I've been listening to within the last 24 hours, because
> they try to sell me more stuff by the same artists. Even terribly
> obscure artists whom I have played only on that one day out of the last
> six months.
> Maybe I would rather *NOT* allow every advertiser and snoop in the world
> to know what kind of music I listen to and when I'm listening.
> Just ... seriously, is there any way to shut these damn things up and
> still have a music player on the desktop, or do I have to abandon the
> desktop and use a console-only music player if I care?
>                                 Bear
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