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Old 08-28-2006, 06:41 PM   #1
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How to use audio players


I have FC-5 and use KDE. I have a directory named New Music full of ogg song files. I use Rhythmbox strictly because it lists and plays those songs by album as well as singly, (it's very intuitive). I don't know if it can create or use playlists.

I have Xmms, Xine and Videolanclient also but I don't know how to use them. Do they even have the capability to play albums or CDs? They mention playlists a lot but I don't how to create them. What I need is a mentor since Help is poor in Linux.

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Old 08-28-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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If you run xine, you'll see buttons to play videos and or disks, as it's normally used as a video player. You shouldnt have to run videolanclient to determine what it's for, as video, and lan, are both in the name.
XMMS is a copy of what winamp used to be.

Also, all you had to do is click the play button in xmms and it would have asked to load files.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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amarok also plays albums quite nicely.

In all honesty, any music player should play a cd or a playlist. It's quite an easy feature to use!
 
Old 08-31-2006, 11:43 AM   #4
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Re: How to use audio players

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Originally Posted by Caeda
If you run xine, you'll see buttons to play videos and or disks, as it's normally used as a video player. You shouldnt have to run videolanclient to determine what it's for, as video, and lan, are both in the name.
XMMS is a copy of what winamp used to be.

Also, all you had to do is click the play button in xmms and it would have asked to load files.


Yes, xmms asks you to load files but I want to load an album and that's what I'm asking: can I do that and how?

royeo
 
Old 08-31-2006, 11:57 AM   #5
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As DeusEx quoted, AmaroK is an excellent player for managing large playlists, and supports all music files except for .WMA. I like to create one huge playlist and set the software to load it upon startup; then I don't have to do anything beforehand.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 05:42 PM   #6
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yeah, XMMS will play an album (cd)... turn on the Playlist section.... to to the plus icon, add a directory, then choose the directory where your cd-drive mounts to. (IE, /mnt/cd). It should all all the audio files in there.
 
  


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