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Audio Multimedia Application of the Year

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Old 02-19-2006, 03:47 PM   #76
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AmaroK is the best of all that I've tried (and I've tried a lot!). A bit heavy/slow, but I like the vasatility and database. BMP and XMMS feel like Winamp2, which I never really used as well.
Old 02-20-2006, 03:26 PM   #77
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i don't know what is better than amarok, lsong comes close
Old 02-20-2006, 03:36 PM   #78
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I'm not sure what do people refers to when saying that AMarok is slow. It takes its time to load, yes, but once loaded is as fast as any other application. And I use GNOME as my primary desktop, so it takes quite a while to load (compared to load time in KDE) and once loaded it is just as fast as any other GNOME, generic GTK or QT app.
Old 02-21-2006, 07:15 PM   #79
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I want to vote for Amarok, but it just isn't stable enough on my system; too many weird crashes; can't play streaming audio. Maybe next year...
Old 02-24-2006, 03:26 AM   #80
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and hydrogen for those creative moments.
Old 02-24-2006, 01:27 PM   #81
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hey, amaroK without a doubt. Certainly a bit of a heavy program but darn it does everything I want. they did a gr8 job with this player!
Old 02-24-2006, 01:46 PM   #82
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These projects are all really good but Amarok is awesome. It is the only one you cannot find an equivalent in windows. I always use it to impress windows users.
Old 02-25-2006, 04:41 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by Harishankar
I think it would be better to split the multimedia category as:-
  1. Media players (all audio and video players)
  2. Multimedia authoring (all audio and video editors)
  3. Multimedia utilities (encoders, rippers, ID3 tagging utilities etc. etc.)

Just a suggestion for next year's polls!
Tis way it makes much more sense!
Old 02-25-2006, 07:44 PM   #84
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Rhythmbox for me.

Amarok is good, and it is definately in second. XMMS and MPD i use too, but i cannot use them often since i have a very large library and i need id3v2 and UTF-8 tags, which only Rhythmbox and Amarok really support well.
Old 02-25-2006, 09:15 PM   #85
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I voted audacity. I've been converting a lot of cassette tapes to cd lately and this was the only app I found useful for the job, along with Gnome Wave Cleaner.
Old 02-28-2006, 09:43 AM   #86
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amarok is excellent.
XMMS had its time. Quite outdated nowadays. Sometimes I think it is not even mantained anymore... But still good for minimalistic distros.
Old 02-28-2006, 11:28 AM   #87
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If you are not using AmaroK, then you are wasting your time. AmaroK is actually better than iTunes! It is easily the best audio player on ANY desktop... period!

Old 02-28-2006, 11:38 AM   #88
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I agree to that: Amarok is the best audio player on ANY desktop
Old 02-28-2006, 04:30 PM   #89
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I _highly_ disagree. There are many things i like about rhythmbox that are not in amarok. Amarok will always be number 2 for me. The interface is just so cluttered and ugly on amarok, and amarok handles id3v2 UTF-8 tags far worse than rhythmbox does.(Unicode tags i edit in amarok look fine in amarok, but look like crap in every single other application, whereas unicode tags i edit in EasyTAG or Rhythmbox look fine in every app i use)
Old 02-28-2006, 06:52 PM   #90
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Xmms rules my world. I also use a bit of Real player for online stuffs.


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