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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 01-22-2007, 03:12 PM   #106
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Quote:
Originally Posted by el amigo*
XMMS because it is basic, and it is the one that works with Streamtuner !
Most anything does. Edit>Preferences>Applications

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy
Audacious added. XMMS2 would seem to me to simply be the next generation or version of XMMS.
I'd think xmms, xmms2, bmp(x), and audacious should all be distinguished though - all are 'successors' to xmms and have different developer teams, orientations, and (by now) codebases.

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...even if I kill X, my music never stops playing...
That's one of the reasons I use mpd (usually with the ncmpc ncurses frontend). However, I voted for audacious. It seriously rocks and now that it exists, there's zero reason to use xmms for anything anymore. mpd's had one release in the last couple years and didn't change much - not that it needs too, but I'm just saying audacious has impressed me most lately.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 03:52 AM   #107
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Clearly Audacious. Graphically updated way of saying XMMS - and it fits perfectly on my Xfce desktop. Exaile is promising, though.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 07:23 AM   #108
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That's one of the reasons I use mpd (usually with the ncmpc ncurses frontend).
Thank god I've reading this thread. I read "mpd?" and I said to my self: let's figure out what it is. Now I'm delighted. MPD rocks! I now use gmpc as a GUI front-end and whenever I'm on the console I do not have to go anywhere else. I deal with it through mpc or the fancier ncmpc.

And as digiot said, I can logout, re-login, kill X, and my music is still playing. This is awesome! Amarok, Exaile and everyone else should have a mpd client embedded.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 09:56 AM   #109
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XMMS is fine as long as it is not the Fedora/redhat issued RPM. I always go with rpm straight from the xmms site since the vendor issues package will not do mp3's
 
Old 01-26-2007, 05:03 AM   #110
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how we can create the user as root
 
Old 01-26-2007, 07:27 AM   #111
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actually i'm now looking into older cd playing tools ...

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/app.../cdrom/curses/

kind of like , but ...


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Old 01-27-2007, 08:51 AM   #112
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Another Amarok fan here.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 03:46 AM   #113
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mpd should be added!
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:35 PM   #114
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Amarok roks! It's my podcatcher, file player, cd player, stream player.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 05:40 PM   #115
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I have just recently discovered a player that is is a lot like amarok but native to GNOME called "listen" and it's the easiest I have seen so far and the best gui. It would have gotten my vote
 
Old 01-29-2007, 09:10 PM   #116
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I have just recently discovered a player that is is a lot like amarok but native to GNOME called "listen" and it's the easiest I have seen so far and the best gui. It would have gotten my vote
I am always eager to try new software, but the word "listen" is not exactly the most friendly for a search engine if you want to find out about a new alpha software for Linux. It is more commonly related to the English verb.

I tried a few queries on Google and I finally got to it with gnome listen. The actual URL of the project is this one, and I am running now to test it. I cannot cease to be impressed by the enormous amount of great software that's being made for Linux. I just found out about Exaile and Quod Libet a few days ago, and now Listen to this new one. Linux rocks!
 
Old 02-01-2007, 01:42 AM   #117
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*XMMS*

Funny thing is... nothing in Windows comes close... maybe Winamp, but for the most part media players all sucked until xmms. You can't break xmms. It will happily load *thousands* of MP3s and not crash or lose them. I wish every online radio station did streaming mp3s that xmms could hook into.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 02:02 AM   #118
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For a long time was XMMS fanboy, but then found AmaroK, so my vote goes to AmaroK (altought it's kinda slow for me on Ubuntu 5.10, it's much more stable than XMMS)
 
Old 02-01-2007, 03:27 AM   #119
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What about xine?
 
Old 02-01-2007, 05:35 AM   #120
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It's considered Video Player, and so is MPlayer (my choice for everything except MIDI, which are served by Timidity++)... Read the beginning of the thread: we are both out of luck.
 
  


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