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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
XMMS 310 22.37%
amaroK 791 57.07%
GStreamer 24 1.73%
mpg123 12 0.87%
Zinf 2 0.14%
Rhythmbox 100 7.22%
juK 16 1.15%
Beep Media Player 22 1.59%
Audacious 70 5.05%
cmus 6 0.43%
Banshee 33 2.38%
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:13 PM   #46
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i don't understand why VLC is not listed here! i voted XMSS JUST because i used it just before discovering vlc and it also has a plugin.
Old 01-04-2007, 12:11 AM   #47
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Amarok, took some serious fussing to get it to run in SUSE 10.0 out of the box, (Darn you Helix engine!) but once up I've never looked back. Even iTunes lacks features Amarok has...
Old 01-04-2007, 04:43 AM   #48
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No Exaile?
Old 01-04-2007, 05:09 AM   #49
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How about Listen?
It's a GTK AmaroK-ish music management + playing prog for GNOME
Old 01-04-2007, 05:18 AM   #50
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i refuse to vote for any of those...
Old 01-04-2007, 05:40 AM   #51
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no mpd

I know it's kind-of designed for remote access but I love the way it works in both X and console.. and it has some nice frontends ( sonata my current fave )
Old 01-04-2007, 10:41 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by The Cello Fellow
I like Exaile, it's a new one, pyGTK "clone" of AmaroK. But seeing as that's not on the list, I'll vote for good old XMMS.
You were going to vote for an AmaroK clone, but since it isn't available...XMMS??! Not AmaroK?
Old 01-04-2007, 11:23 AM   #53
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XMMS is a great one
Old 01-04-2007, 11:36 AM   #54
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xmms, but I also use mpd and ncmpc
Old 01-04-2007, 01:37 PM   #55
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I agree that both VLC and mplayer deserve the opportunity to compete as audio as well as video players - both belong at the top of either category. Also, how about madplay?
Old 01-04-2007, 01:56 PM   #56
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Amarok it is the best audio player. I like philosofy: audio player for music, video player for video.
Old 01-04-2007, 03:43 PM   #57
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noatun please
Old 01-04-2007, 07:13 PM   #58
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I used to be XMMS through and through, but recently Amarok has stolen my heart
I would probably have removed KDE from my box if it weren't for Amarok
Old 01-04-2007, 07:51 PM   #59
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:41 PM   #60
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Although it may be a little premature for this year, I think Songbird ( is going to be a big player as soon as they get a 1.0 release out. A browser based on Firefox, audio on GStreamer...Ohhh, heaven!

Anyway, Rhythmbox is awesome and gets better everyday.


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