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Old 05-12-2004, 05:38 AM   #1
Espique
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foobar music player equivalent for linux


Hi there,

I am currently (trying) to make the switch from windows to linux. On windows I was using the superb foobar2000 music player (foobar2000.com). It is very powerful, not only in terms of playback but also in ripping/encoding and tag management.

I need something that is equally good on linux. Any hints?

Thanks,
Sascha
 
Old 05-12-2004, 06:03 AM   #2
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I don't think you will find a complete substitute for that foobar2000.....The closest you have is mplayer, that can handle almos every audio/video format and use mencoder to rip/encode. As for tag info, i really don't know, but i'm pretty sure there is some soft out there of tag management.
Keep in mind that mplayer is a video player, not audio player (although can play everything), and mencoder does not have a GUI, so it's not easy to use.

Hope this helps (in some way...)
 
Old 05-12-2004, 06:28 AM   #3
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ok, what is considered to be the best audio player on linux then? probably not the video player mplayer...?
 
Old 05-12-2004, 07:57 AM   #4
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Xmms is a favorite Winamp-like player. It can edit tags almost as well as Winamp can. Most of the rippers will make tags for you too. Linspire is supposed to have released a media julebox that is similar to Itunes, they are calling Lsongs. The source is supposed to be available, so I can see one or two players emerging from it soon.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 01:35 PM   #5
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foobar2000 works fine via wine. then again, for playing music files and what not, so do native programs like xmms, xine, mplayer, etc...
 
Old 05-12-2004, 06:19 PM   #6
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Juk - audio player/jukebox/tag editor
 
  


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