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Distribution: Debian Jessie, FreeBSD 10.1 anything *nix to get my fix
Has Winamp been ported to Linux?
Every windows & Linux user must agree that 'Winamp' for windows is a killer application. The thing I especially like about it is the ability of the program to act like a radio tuner for online internet radio streams.
My question is has this amazing program yet been ported to Linux? If so, where can I download a copy please?
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Distribution: Siduction, the only way to do Debian Unstable
Xmms is a winamp clone in almost all aspects.
Want the gtk2.0 version ...use beep media player.
Both do shoutcast fine...you know...internet radio streams as you say.
Originally posted by neilcpp Every windows & Linux user must agree that 'Winamp' for windows is a killer application.
Speak for yourself! Most everyone I know hates Winamp version3 onwards as ugly inefficient bloatware. It's easily the most disposable corner of the computer's internal 3-way war between Windows Media Player, Quicktime, and WinAmp (4-way war if the user is braindead enough to install the media-player-which-must-not-be-named.) Isn't it bad enough having a two-way warzone inside your computer? Why bother with a third combatant?
I am also curious about why Winamp is such a killer app. A lot of people seem to like winamp and I really don't get it. I don't think it's that bad, just not better than the others. In Windows, i like iTunes for it's user inteface and DAAP support, but it's kind of bloated and takes a long time to startup, which usually means I end up playing music in Media Player Classic over a SAMBA share (does winamp even have DAAP support??). I also use this java applet: http://www.petzall.se/daap/ when I need DAAP.
But now this is not a Windows forum, so what is the best player for Linux? (I realize the question is subjective, I just want peoples opinions in order to make my own).
Winamp is seen as the killer Windows jukebox app and the tool that all cool dudes must have, mainly as it supports skinning and was one of the first apps to do so. It's one of the few Windows apps that'll natively play .ogg AFAIK. I know Media Player Classic will as well, and that's one app that needs to be ported to Linux ASAP.
For the longest time I was a MusicMatch devotee until that became bloatware. Then I turned to Winamp. Sure, it won't rip without paying for the pro version but who cares? That's what Audiograbber is for
So, that's two apps that need native Linux versions: Winamp and Audiograbber. Yes, we have grip etc, but no Linux ripper I've used holds a candle to Audiograbber's ease-of-use and functionality.
Don't ever expect Media Player Classic to be ported to windows. It relies heavliy on Directshow and unless that is ported to linux, mpc never will. Besides, what's wrong with mplayer, vlc, totem, etc? IMO they are at least as good as mpc if not better.
And about ogg playback, what about foobar2000? That player will play most formats without extra plugins (of course it's quite ugly but I think skins exist). And if good looks is all that matters, itunes.
I've never used audiograbber, but I hardly believe it can beat nero at cd ripping (both features and ease of use), and nero is ported to linux (of course it costs too...).
i do love winamp but never really used it till i met it's clone xmms as i didn't know what winamp was.
if you would like the features that winamp currently offers here is what i use as its normal replacement: xmms (ofcourse) winamp classic skins (they will function as xmms skins as they are just renamed zips streamtuner this will update all the indexes of shoutcast and a few others it also gives catagory browsing
afraid i have yet to find one that tapps into the video network winamp supplies
if you wish to make xmms supply the currently playing track from the stream go into the propertys via rightclick or just ctrl+P ---> "Audio I/O Plugins"--->Input Plugins--->"MPEG Layer 1/2/3 Player <version number> [libmpg123.so]" highlight that and select configure-->streaming And it is under the heading SHOUT/Icecast
if you need the trackinformation to be sent to another program for whatever reason i reccomend "xmms-announcer" i use it with mercury messenger for msn