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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Why? It is simple. Fast and lightweight. As a matter of fact, it is also very simple to use. I loved foobar on Windows, i have "foobar" od linux - DeadBeef. I don't like AMP that are big as Amarok, i need something small, that won't interfere with my activities on desktop.
Saved me typing the same basic message. Nice to see I'm not the only one.
Historically I'd have voted for MPD and the frontend of the day.... Last couple/few years I've favored Audacious. More recently Archlinux's incarnation has stoppped working with OSS, however, and I've not had time to investigate why, nor can I abide by ALSA's inferior sound quality. In any case... been meaning to shop around on this one. Probably time to give MOC & CMUS a test drive.
Been spending some time since my last post above scouting some alternatives since Arch's Audacious maintainer is no longer providing packages supporting OSSv4 (since OSSv4 moved to AUR). Short list is now whittled down to two:
1) Deadbeef for GUI offering. A bit heavier than Audacious, but not much, and I think maybe better sound. Also very customizable GUI in "Designer Mode". Doubt I'll ever go back to Audacious on the GUI front.
2) MOC on the TUI side. I'm really loving MOC as more sensible alternative to MPD for single user desktop/workstation use. Easy to config. Easy to season to taste with themes (w/in the limits of ncurses). Additionally, the directory centric, as contrasted to playlist centric, use case really suits my listening habits quite nicely. As does the ability to control via the command line. Too bad MOC doesn't have replay gain though.
Hmmm... the directory centric TUI and ability to control from command line while I'm doing other things tips it - going to vote MOC this year.