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Old 10-16-2003, 10:41 AM   #1
thenebula
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What's the BEST Linux MP3 player?


Please!

I was shocked that Red Hat 9.0 didn't ship with an MP3 player. Understand the licensing issues.

Moving right along...what do YOU consider to be the absolute BEST MP3 software for Linux?

I am interested in 1) a player like Winamp and 2) a commandline player that could play a stream from SliMP3's Linux Server....like:

"[program] [http address:9000/stream.mp3"

Since SliMP3 controls the music playing from the server side, a command line interface that could be called from a batch/cmd file would be fine.

Thanks to any and all for suggestions!
 
Old 10-16-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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XMMS
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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I don't think that's actually very helpful fatgod

All you actually need to do, thenebula, is install the MP3 plugin for xmms. Try this:

http://havardk.xmms.org/dist/xmms-1.2.7-rh8-rh9-rpm/
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:59 AM   #4
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MPlayer is the daddy for this.

You can launch from the command line without having an interface installed, or you can use it just like winamp if you install it with the gmplayer interface.

I've found xine can handle more types of stream though, even when both are using the same plugins.

MPlayer wins overall though.

Dave

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MPlayer is the proverbial mutts nuts for playing DVDs too
-EDIT
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:19 PM   #5
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I also like XMMS a lot.
But this is a personnal opinion ...
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:26 PM   #6
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mp3 is a rip off man, the sound stage is horrible and the overall lack of quality is disturbing.
I ripped all my cd's to .ogg files @ 320 and love it.
I spent a week ripping and listening to many songs with mp3 and ogg with different settings and bit rates.
Vorbis won hands down.

Oh and I listen to them with xmms. :-P

Last edited by Muddy; 10-16-2003 at 01:27 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:34 PM   #7
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If only we could get a compressor that uses ATRAC......
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:13 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Muddy
mp3 is a rip off man, the sound stage is horrible and the overall lack of quality is disturbing.
I ripped all my cd's to .ogg files @ 320 and love it.
I spent a week ripping and listening to many songs with mp3 and ogg with different settings and bit rates.
Vorbis won hands down.

Oh and I listen to them with xmms. :-P
I'd have to agree that mp3 blows! I also spent a week rippin my CD's to Ogg. but I use mplayer to listen to them.......They filled up a 9 gig partition. and now I'm working on a Perl script to access these by....song title, album titile, and by artist. I also want the script to choose songs from these catagories and play random selections.....he he just like a Juke box.........
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:17 PM   #9
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I agree with fatman...xmms SI T3H B0MBZ0R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:19 PM   #10
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XMMS is what you want.

You need the package xmms-mp3 in order to play mp3s on Red Hat.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 08:02 PM   #11
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as a newbie to linux i would recommend xmms as well...

i had no problems setting it up to play mp3's, but mplayer gave me right headaches... ruddy dependancies kept coming up.. then the dependancies had dependancies, ended up virtually installing an amoeba and every form of life since...

then gave up...

only weird thing i do get.. xmms plays mp3's fine when im logged on as a user, but as root, the position slider just whizzes to the end of thetrack without actually playing the mp3... dont know why... dont really care... never logged on as root anyway..
 
Old 10-17-2003, 12:02 AM   #12
liaohaohui
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I would recommend libmad instead. I got libmad from debian, don't know where it orignated.
mplayer is also great. But better turn all your mp3 to ogg files using mp32ogg program. I did so myself, well, still some no yet convert.
 
  


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