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View Poll Results: Audio Multimedia Application of the Year
XMMS 369 28.87%
Rhythmbox 49 3.83%
LAME 16 1.25%
Audacity 115 9.00%
Ardour 19 1.49%
Muse 3 0.23%
GStreamer 26 2.03%
amaroK 535 41.86%
mpg123 20 1.56%
gtkpod 10 0.78%
K3b 116 9.08%
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:48 AM   #91
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Being an audio engineer Ardour gets my vote. Would like to have seen Rezound on the list and seen Audacity taken down. The difference in how Rezound and Audacity process audio is like night and day. I'm generally never happy with the end result using Audacity but have never found any complaints with Rezound. They both use the LADSPA plug-ins too which is kinda funny. Ardour still would've gotten my vote if Rezound was up there but I just really don't like Audacity.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:23 AM   #92
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amaroK, of course. There isn't any app to be better than amaroK, even on other platform. In the other hand... Does anybody know when will it be able to use mplayer as it's backend...?
 
Old 03-01-2006, 08:00 AM   #93
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beep media player?
 
Old 03-01-2006, 12:24 PM   #94
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Originally Posted by kmARC
amaroK, of course. There isn't any app to be better than amaroK, even on other platform. In the other hand... Does anybody know when will it be able to use mplayer as it's backend...?
It uses gstreamer which gives it all the flexibitlity it needs. Amarok, as far as I know, will never be general purpose media player (audio, video, etc), but only an audio player.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 12:52 PM   #95
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the nominees are great...for me there are more than one that deserves the title. but i have to go to xmms
 
Old 03-01-2006, 01:11 PM   #96
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It uses gstreamer which gives it all the flexibitlity it needs. Amarok, as far as I know, will never be general purpose media player (audio, video, etc), but only an audio player.
Yes, I know amaroK won't be a videoplayer too, but for example I use gentoo and already have mplayer on my system, and it would be fine If I didn't have to compile xine or gstreamer, too.
((Xine is also a videoplayer, amaroK still uses it... Then... Why not mplayer???))
 
Old 03-01-2006, 01:47 PM   #97
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In audio player,
my favorite is xmms
 
Old 03-01-2006, 02:02 PM   #98
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Yes, I know amaroK won't be a videoplayer too, but for example I use gentoo and already have mplayer on my system, and it would be fine If I didn't have to compile xine or gstreamer, too.
((Xine is also a videoplayer, amaroK still uses it... Then... Why not mplayer???))
I leave it at default and use gstreamer. I have Mplayer, xine and VLC on my system, though.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 03:31 PM   #99
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I think the comparison of k3b with amarok, etc is a very bad comparison.

k3b is for dvd cd,burning. etc. It should be compared against cdroast, gnomebaker., etc..

then you should have vlc versus mplayer, kaffeine, xine, totem. etc. - Video players

So this category is totally wrong. This is my opinion though. This to me is like comparing nero dvd burning app to itunes and/or windows media player for windows platform.

k3b for dvd burning

amarok for music listening

mplayer for video

Last edited by kazuya1977; 03-01-2006 at 03:38 PM.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 03:47 PM   #100
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k3b for burning

amarok for music

xine for video

I voted for amarok though, because i use it almost 100% of the time my computer is on.

I've had very bad experiences with XMMS. The stupid thing freezes on me when trying to play a song; it crashes at unexpected times (middle of playlist) for no apparent reason; when I CTRL+ALT+ESC to close it, it wont start back up without a restart of KDE; etc etc etc

Amarok has never given me any probs ever.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 05:27 PM   #101
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Well technically they are all Audio Multimedia applications, as k3b is still a multimedia app. I do however think it would be better next year to have an Audio Playback App(rhythmbox, amarok, xmms) and Audio Management app(k3b, gnomebaker, eaystag).
 
Old 03-04-2006, 10:39 AM   #102
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You forgot MPD music player daemon!
 
Old 03-04-2006, 06:48 PM   #103
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tmckellar
The difference in how Rezound and Audacity process audio is like night and day.
I agree, Also Audacity's interface is limted, slow and very clunky. One of the only reasons i still run a windows dual-boot is for my MAGIX Music Studio 2005.

But my vote has to go to XMMS, basic to start with but fantastic when you add some of the plugins that are avalible!
 
Old 03-05-2006, 02:14 AM   #104
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My favourite .ogg player MOC (Music On Console) was not listed, so I didn't vote anything.
 
  


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