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Old 11-22-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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Whats the best mp3 player for linux?


?? Whats the best mp3 player for linux? ??

I use xmms right now and was wondering if theres anything that sounds better and looks better than xmms . thanks guys
 
Old 11-22-2003, 04:29 PM   #2
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How could it sound better? xmms plays MP3s and plays them very well - at least on my system. Have you tried adding a new skin to xmms? You can make it look like pretty much whatever you want. Are you having a specific problem with xmms?
 
Old 11-22-2003, 04:30 PM   #3
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You pretty much using the best already as the sound really doesn't depend on the app but more along the lines of what card you use and speakers, etc.

This is asked quite often though, if you search you'll find that many have asked this and most actually recommend xmms.

Regards.
 
Old 11-22-2003, 07:31 PM   #4
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xmms sounds kinda distorted when im playing it really loud. I have the a7n8x deluxe mobo with 5.1 audio....and5.1 surround sou nd cyber acoustic speakers with a 8" and a 12" mtx powered sub.

it sounds crystal clear in xp .... i dont know.
maybe i need nf orce2 linux drivers or maybe i need a good eq for xmms but when i try to install an eq it wont work right.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 03:03 AM   #5
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ok guys ... it seems that i have xmms 1.2.5 or something and only have the demo of OSS driver ...

1) is it possible to get the OSS driver ?
2) how do i uninstall xmms ? It says 1.2.8 cant be installed cause it has conflicts .
 
Old 11-23-2003, 05:47 AM   #6
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MP3 Linux Players

It's from linux journal, it may help

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=3420

Forgot to add this aswell http://www.mpg123.de/

Last edited by Ginux; 11-23-2003 at 05:49 AM.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 06:58 AM   #7
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i already have mpeg 123 i really want an eq of some sort... i want the "full version of oss/3d
 
Old 11-23-2003, 06:59 AM   #8
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ok guys ... it seems that i have xmms 1.2.5 or something and only have the demo of OSS driver ...

1) is it possible to get the OSS driver ?
2) how do i uninstall xmms ? It says 1.2.8 cant be installed cause it has conflicts .
umm no offense but i didnt even ask for mpeg 123 lmao...
 
Old 11-23-2003, 07:23 AM   #9
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Try visiting http://www.opensound.com/ for the OSS drivers
 
Old 11-23-2003, 08:16 AM   #10
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lol im blind.. i cant find em... are they the full version? i h ave the demo now... it lasts 8 mins and shuts off.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 08:55 PM   #11
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To answer the original question...

You can always try the xmms-mad plugin, which some say will give you better sound quality than the MP3 decoder that comes with XMMS.

You can grab two of its dependencies (specifically, the pkgconfig files for libmad and libid3tag) from here:
http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcv...und/mad/files/
 
Old 11-24-2003, 06:24 AM   #12
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mine dont work with linux
 
Old 11-25-2003, 02:43 PM   #13
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My sound with rh9 for some reason was also a little distorted. I saw the light and got Slackware9.1 (for several reasons i switched not only sound)

It comes standard with alsa drivers, although its best to download the source. because everytime you recompile your kernel you need to recompile alsa modules as well. Anyway, now my sound ROCKS. using xmms, and mp3blaster, and dcd (comand line cd player)
my sound has never come close to this with winamp. A tip with alsa is, to run: alsaconf, which automatically sets everything up to run perfect for your sound card
if still a little distorted run alsamixer, and make PCM a little softer.

want good sound:: dowload alsa

listen to radiohead-backdrifts
 
Old 11-25-2003, 07:04 PM   #14
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As far as sound drivers go, you can go with the commercial OSS drivers, but I personally have moved up to ALSA, which completely replaces OSS. It also understands things like 5.1 surround, and gives you more control over your sound.

As far as mp3 players go, there's XMMS, Noatun (KDE's official media player,) JuK (has nice features for managing playlists & large collections of mp3s), and a few more which I can't think of at the moment (both GUI and command line players.) Freshmeat should be able to help you there.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 01:21 AM   #15
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I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that all mp3 players suck. XMMS is buggy as hell. I'm getting segfaults, leftover processes after exiting & so on. The crossfade plugin is completely broken. I do like the IMMS plugin though - automatically learns your song preferences and plays music that Doesn't Suck.

I've tried Juk, which is decent, but it doesn't crossfade, doesn't learn my preferences, doesn't have a plugin interface, and just doesn't have the features I want.

Madman looks decent, but it runs XMMS to play MP3s, and as I've stated earlier, XMMS is buggy.

Are there any MP3 players that 1. crossfade, 2. have decent playlist management & have ways to learn your preferences, and 3. aren't broken?
 
  


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