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I use is Rhythmbox because its bundled with default OpenSolaris Gnome desktop and I'm too busy/lazy to compile MPD and Sonata. I've got Sonata on all the Debian workstations, however, so that gets the vote. Minimalist, elegant, and gets the job done.
MPD should perhaps be on the list since it is what actually is playing the tunes whereas things like Sonata are merely front end gui? Hmm... tough call....
MPD is _very_lightweight, and handles HUGE collections w/o batting an eye. Also does not require a million and one gstreamer plugins since it's not gstreamer based - hence a BIG benefit is that MPD plays continuous track music such as classical, trance, progressive, etc. w/o inserting "gap" in between tracks that should otherwise flow seamlessly one into the next. All gstreamer based apps are thus necessarily horribly broken in this regard and the enforced break between tracks is VERY disruptive to the listening experience. So if you like trance and appreciate lightweight player that is easily controlled from command line check out MPD. If you also want/need a gui then add Sonata as front end.
Hope this helps fellow EDM and classical music enthusiasts.
I quite like Audacious and Exaile, but it struck me that VLC does everything I use anyway, so now I just do that. One app for several purposes.
My vote does go to Audacious this time, for being a snappy app.
Last edited by mjjzf; 01-12-2010 at 11:52 AM.
Reason: Added comment about what I actually DID vote for.