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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 01-09-2007, 11:56 PM   #76
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Xfmedia is still missing (in either Movie Player or Audio Player).
Old 01-14-2007, 04:23 AM   #77
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amaroK rulez!!!! and mpg123 when no X...
Old 01-14-2007, 11:28 AM   #78
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Although I don't use it, you'd think Xfmedia, being the default media player of the major lightweight DE, would have at least made the list....
Old 01-14-2007, 04:06 PM   #79
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Just works, especially with the integration to lastFM.
Old 01-14-2007, 05:31 PM   #80
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I like JuK because it isn't as resource-intensive as Amarok and it has better integration with KDE.
Old 01-15-2007, 01:34 AM   #81
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I voted Juk because it just works... I tried Amarok, XMMS, and much more other mediaplayers but I find out that Juk was the most stable media player
Old 01-15-2007, 08:47 AM   #82
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XMMS all the way.
It is perfect for me - stable, VERY FAST, plays everything i need it to, has lots of plugins.
Now, amarok is pretty good as an idea but is a bit slow and buggy...
And the sound quality is not as near as good as this in XMMS (At least on my system).
Plus, the amarok equalizer's pretty weak, I think.
The only bad thing about XMMS I can think of is it's rubby fonts, because it is written in GTK1. I've tried Audacious and Beep, BMPx but they all have their problems and are slow.
So, for now: XMMS. I hope the other players continue their development and come to a phase when they're fast and stable enough and play everything.
Old 01-15-2007, 04:03 PM   #83
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Totem with the xine backend will play just about anything I throw at it, which makes it the best in my eyes.
Old 01-16-2007, 02:34 AM   #84
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I can't believe mocp is missing. If you want to listen to music (as opposed to sort it and watch it) there's nothing else for it.
Old 01-16-2007, 03:15 AM   #85
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My vote goes for amaroK
Old 01-16-2007, 08:46 AM   #86
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Could mpd (Music Player Daemon) be added, please.

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Old 01-16-2007, 10:11 AM   #87
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I agree with Niko.
Old 01-16-2007, 10:12 AM   #88
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What about SongBird? IMO nothing on linux even compares. it is still in a dev version but c'mon we're linux peeps ain't we?
Old 01-16-2007, 10:19 AM   #89
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And what about Exaile and Quod Libet?
Old 01-16-2007, 10:21 AM   #90
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amarok 4ever


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