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Old 12-05-2007, 02:09 AM   #31
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Which is the best software for playing DVDs & VCDs? I think Totem sucks!!!
 
Old 02-06-2008, 10:23 AM   #32
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winamp runs fine under wine!

I'm running Winamp 5.5 on wine and it's not running quite well. It plays music and stuff, but from time to time it just crushes
I'll be waiting Winamp for Unix ..
 
Old 02-06-2008, 11:01 AM   #33
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@ddd3: One of the limitations of mp3 and some other lossy formats is that the encoding and/or decoding sometimes causes unavoidable audible gaps or clicks between tracks, which can be very annoying when one is supposed to segue smoothly into the next. This can be overcome in software though.

Audacious has gapless ability with its cross-fader plugin. In fact, it has a whole range of song-transition capabilities (unlike most plugins, you configure it from the audio driver tab). It's my opinion that just about everyone who's been using xmms should switch to it. The gtk2 interface is so much nicer than those old gtk1 file dialogs xmms uses.

The only thing I really see Winamp as being desirable for is the multitude of plugins available for it. Even though xmms and audacious have a pretty good selection, they just can't rival the sheer number and variety of good plugins Winamp users have developed. But if you don't need the plugins, then any of the native linux players are just fine for normal audio playback (and even video, with the mplayer plugin). If you want media library capability, go with amarok, if you just want a simple, but powerful, player, use audacious.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 08:35 PM   #34
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Lightbulb Winamp working great on my Ubuntu - heres how...

Steps I took:

1. Download n-lite (for windows) and create a cut-down copy of windows XP (got mine down to a 250 meg install iso) Better to use one slipstreamed with SP2

2. On ubuntu install virtualbox (now better than vmware in my opinion)

3. Boot up virtualbox (run it with "virtualbox &". Mount the cut-down-xp install iso created with nlite

4. Install XP (took all of four minutes on mine with the automated install option in n-lite)

5. Install the virtualbox tools (i had to faff a bit to find the iso but wasn't too bad)

6. Install winamp (I also installed the awesome MEXP plugin)

7. Make winamp start up automatically by putting in the start menu of the virtual XP machine.

8. Hit seamless mode in virtualbox. All the windows then integrate with the ubuntu ones...If any problems with compiz, set the winamp skin to modern (rather than the totally new one they just invented).

I'm just about to make a command line to start the whole thing from the ubuntu menu. Won't be hard I'm sure

Timed the whole thing (starting virtualbox, booting XP and loading winamp) - to... wait for it.... 14 seconds!!!

I'm using Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex which uses Pulseaudio - set virtualbox to use pulseaudio for its audio settings. I'm not having any problems with it.

You can of course skip all the n-lite stuff and use the bog standard heavily bloated XP in its original state for testing, but I seriously recommend cutting it down with n-lite - its runs very quickly and seamlessly, and only has an overhead of 55 megs on my machine (and i haven't tweaked it yet)

I've been really annoyed about not being able to run winamp and mexp in ubuntu for a few years now, and very happy i've found a decent solution.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 01:11 AM   #35
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Why risk third-party download sites?

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And I have Winamp that supports botnets too ;P

I catched that while I was running honeypot and when it was submitted to the Norman Sandbox for closer examination that windows binary turned out to be backdoored Winamp.exe that acted as a botnet client program.

Win killer indeed
You obviously didn't get that copy of Winamp from Winamp.com. That's what you get when you download applications from third-party sites.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 12:54 PM   #36
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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?

Thanks
I agree that Winamp is a great program, and works much better on Windows than the Linux Winamp clones do on Linux, snide comments from others in this thread notwithstanding. Unless someone at Winamp.com has spun an under-the-table Linux version, it's not going to happen. See the June 2005 et seq. discussion thread at http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=249591.

Winamp founder Justin Frankel worked on a few rogue projects after AOL bought Winamp in 1999, but he was soon found out. Since he and most of the original coders left the company in disgust in early 2004 and AOL shut down Winamp's San Francisco offices, I understand the starched shirts at AOL have been keeping a tight reign on the coders there. That may be why we've seen nothing innovative -- mostly bug fixes -- from Winamp.com for the last four-and-a-half years. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Frankel.)
 
Old 03-29-2010, 03:09 PM   #37
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I can't install it

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Is there anything wrong with xmms? http://www.xmms.org
Yea, I can't seem to get it to install.

I'm new to linux. I've been trying to get it to work on my laptop off and on for several years now, starting first with Redhat (version 6 I think) and now trying with Ubuntu 9.04.

I've done a full install using the entire hard drive (no dual boot). So I'm trying it for real this time.

And one of the things I don't like about linux is the media player that it comes with. It looks like it's organized like an ugly Windows Media Player, which I also don't understand/like. I just want to point the thing at the right folders and have it play the music (without having to sort through albums and artists - neither of which have anything to do with how most of my mp3's are organized), which it doesn't seem to want to do.

Oh, and I had to download a plugin to even get it to look at, let alone play mp3's.

Winamp organized my music the way I wanted it to, it had simple, easy to use controls, and it played just about any format I could throw at it.

I never used the ripper in winamp. I used freerip (I think), which worked pretty well most of the time.

So, what I want is an mp3 player that lists my songs by their ID3 tags in a playlist, allows me to organize that playlist any way I want, plays any music format I want, is easy to install and maintain, has easy to understand and use controls (preferably like a stereo), and looks decent.

Is that xmms?

If so, how do I get it installed in Ubuntu?

From the website, I've got 2 options:

xmms-1.2.11.tar.bz2
xmms-1.2.11.tar.gz

Now, when I click on either one of those, I get the option to either open the file with the archive manager, or save the file.

If I open it with the archive manager, I can see and open the individual files, but none of them look like a setup file. The install document is basically telling me to go to a command prompt and start throwing commands at something somewhere. It looks like DOS, which I was highly functional in 15 years ago, but I don't understand the linux directory structure or commands yet, so I have no idea what this thing is telling me to do. And I'm in a GUI, so I have no idea how to even get to a command prompt in linux. In windows, it was F8 on boot, unless you opened the run window and accessed it through windows. I haven't found anything like that yet in Ubuntu.

If I save it, it sits in a download folder I set up and still does nothing. Clicking on it opens a different archive manager, and I still don't see an obvious way to set it up.

So, is xmms what I want? If so, how do I install it?
 
Old 03-29-2010, 03:50 PM   #38
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Found a few things, but still can't install xmms

I did find this:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-med...-overview.html

From there I got this line:

sudo apt-get install xmms

And when I went into Applications > Terminal and entered that, I got the following message:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package xmms is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package xmms has no installation candidate
 
Old 03-29-2010, 04:36 PM   #39
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Do you have the medibuntu repository on your sources list?
 
Old 03-29-2010, 05:06 PM   #40
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Do you have the medibuntu repository on your sources list?
On software sources > third party software:

http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner

is the only one I have.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 05:12 PM   #41
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Do you have the medibuntu repository on your sources list?
Just added it. Still no xmms.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 06:17 PM   #42
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http://www.medibuntu.org/ is the main page, it also has a repository how to so you can add it. https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/musicvi...s/C/index.html will also be of help, as will https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/add-app...s/C/index.html - I'd suggest reading through the last 2 links in reverse order.

Basically, having just that one repository is severely limiting the software and addons you can grab.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 06:38 PM   #43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robharg View Post
Steps I took:

1. Download n-lite (for windows) and create a cut-down copy of windows XP (got mine down to a 250 meg install iso) Better to use one slipstreamed with SP2

2. On ubuntu install virtualbox (now better than vmware in my opinion)

3. Boot up virtualbox (run it with "virtualbox &". Mount the cut-down-xp install iso created with nlite

4. Install XP (took all of four minutes on mine with the automated install option in n-lite)

5. Install the virtualbox tools (i had to faff a bit to find the iso but wasn't too bad)

6. Install winamp (I also installed the awesome MEXP plugin)

7. Make winamp start up automatically by putting in the start menu of the virtual XP machine.

8. Hit seamless mode in virtualbox. All the windows then integrate with the ubuntu ones...If any problems with compiz, set the winamp skin to modern (rather than the totally new one they just invented).

I'm just about to make a command line to start the whole thing from the ubuntu menu. Won't be hard I'm sure

Timed the whole thing (starting virtualbox, booting XP and loading winamp) - to... wait for it.... 14 seconds!!!

I'm using Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex which uses Pulseaudio - set virtualbox to use pulseaudio for its audio settings. I'm not having any problems with it.

You can of course skip all the n-lite stuff and use the bog standard heavily bloated XP in its original state for testing, but I seriously recommend cutting it down with n-lite - its runs very quickly and seamlessly, and only has an overhead of 55 megs on my machine (and i haven't tweaked it yet)

I've been really annoyed about not being able to run winamp and mexp in ubuntu for a few years now, and very happy i've found a decent solution.
if you had n-lite why not just slipstream the winamp install into the windows xp install cd?

and as for winamp on linux? xmms is just fine, it can use winamp skins, not sure about plugins but xmms (havn't tried xmms2) also has some nifty things like xcplay and ncxmms and virtxmms that allow a guiless or curses based interface

xcplay: http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2294/virtxmms.png
ncxmms:http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/93/ncxmms.png

try doing that with winamp
 
Old 03-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #44
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Quote:
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http://www.medibuntu.org/ is the main page, it also has a repository how to so you can add it. https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/musicvi...s/C/index.html will also be of help, as will https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/add-app...s/C/index.html - I'd suggest reading through the last 2 links in reverse order.

Basically, having just that one repository is severely limiting the software and addons you can grab.
Which repository has xmms?

I've tried every other player I can find, and I haven't liked any of them yet. I hate I-tunes and I don't want a player that emulates that at all.

I preferred Winamp's layout and functionality.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 04:10 PM   #45
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@David - try audacious it is exactly the same as the old xmms, and it even has my old ferrari theme called 'rosso' that I used to use on winamp and xmms
 
  


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