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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Amarok 123 28.28%
Rhythmbox 88 20.23%
XMMS 23 5.29%
XMMS2 6 1.38%
mpg123 10 2.30%
Beep Media Player 0 0%
juK 2 0.46%
Audacious 58 13.33%
Banshee 25 5.75%
Songbird 3 0.69%
Exaile 7 1.61%
Aqualung 6 1.38%
Quod Libet 4 0.92%
Sonata 2 0.46%
mpg321 3 0.69%
MPD 18 4.14%
MOC 10 2.30%
gmusicbrowser 3 0.69%
aTunes 3 0.69%
Zinf 0 0%
DeaDBeef 8 1.84%
Clementine 30 6.90%
cmus 3 0.69%
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:38 AM   #16
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moc usually, xmms sometimes, qmmp rarely.
Old 01-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #17
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I've grown fond of Rhythmbox of late.
Old 01-16-2011, 02:50 PM   #18
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where is cplay

I use cplay, but I don't see it listed...

here is a nice intro, for those not acquainted with it
Old 01-16-2011, 08:57 PM   #19
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:49 PM   #20
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yeah!!! MOC at last here!! Cheers.
Old 01-16-2011, 11:54 PM   #21
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Most audio players on Linux are hideous.
Amarok is gross, rhythmbox isn't much better - the GUI's are just shameful. Neither can cope with gapless playback properly.
And the other apps are all "also rans".

Not at all happy with audio playback on Linux!
Old 01-17-2011, 04:15 AM   #22
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Aqualung is gapless - a key reason for its coming into existence according to the blurb.
Old 01-17-2011, 05:43 AM   #23
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audacious - plays almost all my favorite chip music formats
they changed default skin! yeah(old winamp days gone)
fast to load vs amarok
nice plugins crystalyze ,extra stereo ahhh quality sound!
Old 01-17-2011, 05:49 AM   #24
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I'm a very recent Audacious convert.
Old 01-17-2011, 09:48 AM   #25
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I use VLC, but its already in another category, so I will skip this vote.
Old 01-17-2011, 10:09 AM   #26
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though Exaile is quite slow on large media library, I use it often for small playlists......Exaile forever
Old 01-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #27
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I am not sure if Spotify should be in there (??). It is not really a traditional music player...but it can also play local music.
Old 01-17-2011, 12:45 PM   #28
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I do not agree that Sonata and MPD should be separate entries.
Old 01-17-2011, 01:53 PM   #29
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cmus as well. Although the latest Audacious is good too. They got rid of that retro winamp junk (at least it's not the default anymore) and now it fits in nicely with the Gnome desktop. Too bad cmus wan't on the list
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cmus has been added.
Spotify does not fit in with this category.



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