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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
amaroK 73 19.52%
RhythmBox 51 13.64%
XMMS 21 5.61%
XMMS2 6 1.60%
mpg123 3 0.80%
Audacious 52 13.90%
Banshee 34 9.09%
Exaile 11 2.94%
Aqualung 7 1.87%
Quod Libet 2 0.53%
Sonata 2 0.53%
mpg321 2 0.53%
MPD 19 5.08%
MOC 11 2.94%
gmusicbrowser 4 1.07%
aTunes 5 1.34%
DeaDBeef 19 5.08%
Clementine 40 10.70%
cmus 8 2.14%
Guayadeque 0 0%
ogg123 4 1.07%
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #31
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VLC
 
Old 01-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #32
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Discovered cmus last year and fell in love with it. It has everything I need from a music player (love vi-like key bindings!).
 
Old 01-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #33
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I vote for Audacious. A use also XMMS and Amarok. For a chance someone know what is the difference in XMMS and XMMS2? I alway play and minimize so I never compared...
 
Old 01-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #34
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any chance to include emacs? I listen music from there too xD (is a joke)
 
Old 01-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #35
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Smile

I like Clementine as well as Audacious and RhythmBox.

Regards
Philip
 
Old 01-04-2012, 10:27 AM   #36
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MOC is all I need.
For some reason I don't like using GUI audio media players.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #37
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Banshee is slow and clunky and buggy, but it's still my choice. It works better than the others I've tried. I primarily listen to podcasts with my audio player, and Banshee's playlist/music library handling works best for a library that changes every day.

Rhythmbox can't seem to grasp the concept that I'd want to delete an audio file as soon as I'm done listening to it.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #38
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For some reason I don't like using GUI audio media players.
I agree. GUI is not really helpful in playing music, IMO.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 11:10 AM   #39
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I agree. GUI is not really helpful in playing music, IMO.
If the GUI can display album art, it can be useful information. Here's a screenshot of one I'm working on:

http://duganchen.ca/quetzalcoatl-2-0-screenshot
 
Old 01-06-2012, 11:45 AM   #40
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If the GUI can display album art, it can be useful information. Here's a screenshot of one I'm working on:

http://duganchen.ca/quetzalcoatl-2-0-screenshot
Nice work and I'm sure a lot of people will find it useful but it's not appealing to me. Personally I either actively LISTEN to music (no need for any distractions) or passively listen to it in the background while doing something completely unrelated (again no need for GUI). The really rare occasions when I want to look at the album art or lyrics do not justify the need for running an audio program that would keep connecting to the internet or unnecessarily hog my resources.

Obviously, these are my personal preferences and I'm aware that a lot of people might find such big programs like eg. Amarok genuinely useful.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #41
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shell-fm, and moc. Other than mplayer/smplayer and vlc I do not have a GUI audio player installed.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #42
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Big thanks to Clementine team for bringing back from the dead the best music player.
Agreed. Love Clementine.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #43
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Talking

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mpd + ncmpcpp
+1

Geeze... all this fondness for curses based stuff - we must be old Unix grey beards or something...
 
Old 01-07-2012, 01:18 AM   #44
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I use mplayer in command line to play audio but its not in the list.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 08:58 AM   #45
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Active music players for linux:

Amarok
Aqualung
aTunes
Audacious
Banshee
Beep Media Player
cmus
Clementine
DeaDBeef
Decibel Audio Player
Exaile
gmusicbrowser
JuK
Listen
mpg123
MPD
MOC
Music Player Daemon
Quod Libet
Rhapsody
Rhythmbox
Sonata
XMMS
Zinf
 
  


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