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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Amarok 545 57.37%
XMMS 96 10.11%
XMMS2 24 2.53%
mpg123 6 0.63%
Rhythmbox 64 6.74%
juK 6 0.63%
Beep Media Player 9 0.95%
Audacious 80 8.42%
cmus 1 0.11%
Banshee 31 3.26%
Songbird 18 1.89%
Exaile 26 2.74%
MPD 44 4.63%
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:50 AM   #46
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MPD with mpc, there's nothing better. A daemon that plays music, even after you have logged out! AmaroK is good if you want some kind of a music player with GUI.
Old 02-01-2008, 03:57 AM   #47
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I voted for Audacious because it plays everything, does it as unobtrusively as you like and can live in the tray. There's a good set of plug ins, the OSD is highly configurable. For a music player which is also a music collection manager/tagger etc Gmusicbrowser is pretty good (if a little odd at first), it should be on the list.
Old 02-01-2008, 11:24 AM   #48
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Do you want a GUI? gmpd, do you want a great multi FX audio application? That's MPD+alsa+ladspa!

Login, logout, who cares? MPD server is great. MOC is my second best. Then, perhaps Exaile and BMP (Both of them, the last one is getting very interesting).

Some people preferred a machine resources drainer: That's amaroK IMHO. (no flames, pure reality)
Old 02-01-2008, 03:16 PM   #49
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I tend to prefer simpler audio media players that don't try to organize your stuff in libraries and whatnot, so I prefer the winamp/xmms style. Audacious is my choice and it is installed in Slackware 12 by default.

Another one I really like that is not on the list is herrie, which is a really nice command line music player. I encourage anyone looking for a CL music player, or just a lightweight music player, to check it out. It has the features you would expect from XMMS except for the GUI and skins
Old 02-15-2008, 02:57 AM   #50
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I used to use XMMS until I got Kubuntu. Then I found out how much more I could enjoy Amarok.
Old 02-15-2008, 04:04 AM   #51
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Thumbs up

I came across this quote I'd like to quote here:
"there are 2 kinds of people in this world- those who love amaroK and those who don't matter".
I love amaroK.
Old 02-15-2008, 04:28 AM   #52
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Exaile has my vote. A awesome surprise of last year.
Old 02-15-2008, 09:49 AM   #53
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Amarok.Simple and powerful.
Old 02-15-2008, 10:09 AM   #54
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Amarok is my favorite.
Old 02-16-2008, 04:51 PM   #55
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Amarok. Coming from Windows and Winamp, this is an awesome alternative.
Old 02-18-2008, 05:18 AM   #56
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I used to use noatun because it was simple. But Amarok is full of features and easy to use. it plays steams, downloads podcasts, and has a good library system. though i haven't found a plugin to make Amarok shut off after an elapsed time. noatun had a sleep plugin. best i can figure out in Amarok is to queue an hour's worth of songs and hit 'stop after queue.'
Old 02-18-2008, 05:56 PM   #57
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Cool amarok or xmms2, hmmm

I've liked amarok for a long time, but also xmms. been finding I can play more on xmms2 lately.


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