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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Amarok 367 48.74%
Beep Media Player 3 0.40%
Rhythmbox 89 11.82%
XMMS 52 6.91%
XMMS2 16 2.12%
mpg123 14 1.86%
juK 6 0.80%
Audacious 68 9.03%
cmus 1 0.13%
Banshee 26 3.45%
Songbird 43 5.71%
Exaile 27 3.59%
MPD 36 4.78%
Aqualung 5 0.66%
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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Audio Media Player Application of the Year


What do you use to listen to audio?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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no mplayer?
 
Old 01-08-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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mplayer classifies itself as "A movie player for Linux". Yes, it can play audio, but it's not suited to be in the audio player of the year poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2009, 10:35 AM   #4
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ahh.. its really the only thing I use to listen to audio

I guess out of this list I would choose xmms then..
 
Old 01-09-2009, 01:51 PM   #5
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XMMS2 with xmms2tray and gxmms2
 
Old 01-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #6
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Exaile - for its ease of use and playlist management
 
Old 01-09-2009, 02:56 PM   #7
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Where is Quod Libet?

Among the given ones, I choose Songbird.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 02:35 AM   #8
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Audacious.
I don't use the media library applications - for two reasons:
1) I get a lot of sound files in for a short time and then erase them again. Makes no sense to waste resources updating the library constantly.
2) A lot of people - with podcasts and audiobooks (especially from the otherwise excellent PodioBooks.com) do the file tagging extremely poorly, and the media library shows these files with unknown authors and authors with variations in the spelling and naming.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 07:38 AM   #9
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I voted exaile since I'm using it, but I've also used and liked mpd/sonata in the past. I guess I only changed because I distro hop a lot and mpd is sometimes a pain to set up.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:11 PM   #10
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xmms is the winamp of linux
 
Old 01-12-2009, 09:20 AM   #11
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xmms still produces the best sound output on my box, but I like using mpd with ncmpc
 
Old 01-13-2009, 02:33 PM   #12
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What for those who choose mpg321 over mpg123?

And no vorbis? I use ogg123 as much as mpg321, depending on the file type.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 10:46 PM   #13
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No VLC? Its my everything-player. Couldn't live without it.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 02:20 AM   #14
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Rhythmbox moves my beats. also links well with my ipod
 
Old 01-15-2009, 02:31 AM   #15
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Used Amarok for awhile, still can't find a decent EQ for it without jumping through a bunch of hoops a la LADSPA, JACK, etc.
Ergo, back to XMMS...I hear they actually updated it a year or so ago.
 
  


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