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Old 10-28-2003, 08:00 PM   #1
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Decent mp3 players for linux


Can anyone recomend a good mp3 player for linux? The KDE media player is a bit plain and i think it can be awkward for queueing albums up

cheers scottie

p.s. preferably free to download
 
Old 10-28-2003, 08:18 PM   #2
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XMMS is the best, IMO. Although I'm still dissatisfied it..
 
Old 10-28-2003, 09:20 PM   #3
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I agree with flamesrock, xmms is the best mp3 player for
the graphical environment.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 12:58 AM   #4
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There was a poll on this site about this...I'm just not sure if it's still up. I have only use XMMS but juk,(don't know if that's the right name.) Try searching at sourceforge.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 06:46 AM   #5
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cheers guys, i got xmms and quite like it

can it play mpg's?

scottie
 
Old 10-29-2003, 07:02 AM   #6
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i like xmms, with the status plugin and devilspie,can make it dissapear from the taskbar and put it inside systray,very nice
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:06 AM   #7
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can it play mpg's?
Yes it can. Go to xmms.org and check out the input plugins. There's one for mpegs (SMPEG for XMMS it's called) and one for avi's (avi-xmms). Although you'd probably be better off getting a dedicated player, such as xine or mplayer - I know the last time I used avi-xmms, it played my movie files fine, with perfect resolution and lovely stereo sound. But upside-down. They might have fixed that now though
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Old 10-29-2003, 01:22 PM   #8
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so if it can support .avi, can it support .wma files? I really dont wanna have to convert all my music to mp3

scottie
 
Old 10-29-2003, 01:53 PM   #9
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hmm, i like mp3blaster, i'ts an ncurses based mp3 player but it works good.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:25 AM   #10
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so if it can support .avi, can it support .wma files? I really dont wanna have to convert all my music to mp3
Apparantly, yes it can, although I've never tried it. You'll need the avi-xmms plugin and I hear that that has .wma support. Give it a go and see what happens.
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Old 10-30-2003, 10:54 AM   #11
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Rather than use the smpeg and avi-xmms plugins separately for video within xmms, I prefer the xmmplayer plugin, which uses mplayer as a backend for all the video types mplayer supports. Mplayer tends to have better performance and compatibility than the smpeg and avi plugins as well, in my experience.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 11:13 AM   #12
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how about Rhythmbox? The interface is very similar to Apple's iTunes, though it seems to act up on me a lot. I use XMMS 99.9% of the time so go for that...i just don't like the Winamp2ish interface.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 01:19 PM   #13
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If you wanna play avi's mpeg's etc.. get xine.. its the best IMO

roy_tan711, thx for the tip didnt know about the sys tray thing.
 
  


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