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Old 08-04-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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Linux for music


I am going to install mandriva. What programs for linux do you use for listeing to music? Ripping?

I can always rip on windows and transfer to linux. But for play back is there any program as good as foobar 2k or do I just install winex and do that? Or would that distort the quality? I want the highest quality I can get. Not cheap quality.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 04:55 PM   #2
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I'd recommend against running programs (especially simple ones with obvious Linux counterparts) in Wine(X). For ripping, I personally use ripperX it's basically a frontend for cdparanoia and lame, but it gets the job done. Another popular one I used to use was Grip, but I found ripperX was nicer.

For listening to your music, if you're a WinAMP kinda guy, XMMS or Beep Media Player. Personally, I use BMP, but both are very nice. If you're a fan of the jukebox set up (a la iTunes) Rhythmbox might be what you want. I've always hated the jukebox setups, but it's the only one I'm aware of for Linux.

Just a word of advice, this was a pretty general question, so searching the forums or google would've yielded some responses quicker. gl hf.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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Music. Amarok. Amarok. If you liked foobar you will like amarok. Amarok is the greatest music player i have ever used in any os ever, and it comes with mandriva le2005.

Xmms is good if you like winamp.

Ripping. Cd ripping in linux is actually better than windows(like everything pretty much) and you can use Sound-Juicer for example.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 11:33 AM   #4
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Does Amaork have the same musical limitations as Winamp? I like Foobar because it produces the highest quality sound I can find. Or is it like foobar in quality?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 01:51 PM   #5
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I think amarok is a nice mp3 player as well as XMMS....

both offer unique advantages...check those out
 
Old 08-05-2005, 01:52 PM   #6
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Xmms is great for playback.

for ripping, i use GRIP.



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Old 08-05-2005, 02:03 PM   #7
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Well it depends on your soundcard i guess. In linux most apps have the same sound quality(but different apps have different equalizer features).

So if your soundcard is a good one and is well supported in linux, then you should get good quality sound no matter what app you use.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 03:47 PM   #8
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I use xmms personally. I find amarok to be a little over-implemented for my liking. xmms has most of Winamp's look and feel and functionality.

For ripping music I use grip.

If you're worried about fidelity, give the .flac format a try or use .ogg.
.flac is lossless.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 04:03 PM   #9
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Why is it that I have problems when I insert a music CD into my DVD drive?
 
Old 08-06-2005, 10:15 AM   #10
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I have a Chaintech AV-710 is it supported?
 
Old 08-06-2005, 12:47 PM   #11
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Yes it is supported, i believe it uses the snd-ice1724 module.
 
  


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