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audio/video player recommendation (R.I.P. xmms?)
could anyone recommend me a good music player? it could support video too but i dont really need that since i guess ill be using mplayer for that.
ive used xmms ever since. now i find out that it's been removed from the portage tree due to being 'dead' (you guessed it, gentoo)
i emerged mplayer. it sucks. i dont know why. either it's the way it looks or something (changing skins doesnt help). i still feel something is wrong with it. and why does it have to take up half of the screen, really wtf. other players are the same. xmms was wonderful.. winamp-like. that's what i liked, and that's what im looking for right now.
mplayer sucks when it comes to music. i use that to play dvds, does the job.
i use amarok on my desktop. it's OK. but all those.. media devices, lyrics, etc etc tabs and tricky options .. bloat. i want something else.
Music Player Daemon + any one of: Sonata, ncmpc, mpc, gmpc is what I use for music.
MPD is basically a server that plays music, and sonata, ncmpc, etc. connect to control it, not to listen. Also, you don't need X to use 'em!
They're all really lightweight, with the GUI clients (sonata and gmpc) being a little more resource intensive.
Also, check out SMPlayer. It's a nice vlc-esque front-end to MPlayer.