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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 01-31-2009, 05:44 AM   #31
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voted Exaile. intuitive and full of features. i know it copied Amarok, but this is what i use (for GTK+).
btw, its progress bar is priceless when looking for specific speech parts, in contrast with "standard" GTK players like Rhythmbox or Listen.
Old 02-03-2009, 02:44 PM   #32
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Songbird of course. I love Mozilla because of Firefox, now they have build a music player which is almost finished with many easy to install add-ons. Yah.
Old 02-03-2009, 03:28 PM   #33
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Voted Amarok
Old 02-03-2009, 06:58 PM   #34
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used amarok , banshee. nice ones
Old 02-04-2009, 05:23 AM   #35
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VLC is definitely my favorite. Why isn't it on the list?
Old 02-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #36
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I'm not really for playing back media on linux.
Too often I noted not enough driver support.
In the past I could not playback video except dirthered, and by the time the videodrivers where available, I couldn't find .mkv or .ogg decoders.
my all time favorite is mpc, windows only.
Other than MPC,I tried zoom player and VLC. the latter being better.
Old 02-04-2009, 05:57 PM   #37
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There can be no other players but XMMS - one and only
Old 02-04-2009, 06:50 PM   #38
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:52 AM   #39
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What, Herrie didn't make the list? Everybody I know uses Herrie! Well, actually I've never met anyone who uses it besides myself... But I'm sure there must be at least 20 or 30 million out there... somewhere
Old 02-09-2009, 06:16 AM   #40
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xmms...but I use mplayer for everything...sights and sounds
Old 02-10-2009, 02:06 AM   #41
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mpg123 is better
Old 02-12-2009, 08:13 AM   #42
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a good question, where is moc? ;(
Old 02-14-2009, 06:17 AM   #43
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Amarok is the media player for Linux today, even though, I use mostly Rhythmbox. However, if you ask me, the player with most potential is SongBird. The ease way of installing addons and skins, pretty much like Firefox, may give it an edge in the future. That, and the fact it works easily and consistent across platforms may yet play an important role in a few years.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:55 AM   #45
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Moc, which isn't in the list.


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