Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-11-2004, 08:39 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 441

Rep: Reputation: 32
using Xine to listen to music=good


I have a problem using xmms with Mozilla and dial-up(via kppp)at the same time.

Basically, whenever I activate xmms the connection to the internet stays alive but throughput stops. If I stop xmms the throughput starts up again immediately-no need to reconnect etc.

So, I decided to use xine to play music cds while surfing and WOW, the sound output from xine is way better than the sound from xmms (I have on-board AC'97 audio, Compaq 6030th computer and some OK Kenwood speakers from a few years ago)

Xine seems to use a little more system resources than xmms, fluctuating between 25% and 5% but I see no difference in system useability and the improved sound quality is remarkable.

Only small annoyances are that the volume in xine GUI is reset to maximum seemingly at random but I can use the speaker volume control to get around that and I can't find a way to turn off visualisations: I have a list of 4 options, none of which are "none"

Anyway Xine is rockin' right now (Red Hot Chili Peppers-Very Best Of )

Old 05-11-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: South Carolina, USA
Distribution: Mepis
Posts: 287

Rep: Reputation: 30
Xine works great with mp3s too!
Old 05-11-2004, 09:04 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.2: Who needs exmmpkg when you have emerge?
Posts: 1,795

Rep: Reputation: 47
Ive used Xine, and I say it furfills its purpose pretty well. However, it isnt all that good at playing avis. If you want something like that, try MPlayer.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
music - what do I use to listen to mp3 on a slackware KDE machine? kotoko Linux - Newbie 2 10-09-2005 11:06 PM
Listen to music on my laptop from my server... pAn1k Linux - Networking 4 12-31-2004 02:03 PM
Unable to listen/watch music/videos at various websites webwolf70 Linux - General 1 10-27-2004 06:37 AM
listen live music.. mahamkali Linux - General 1 12-06-2003 02:34 PM
i just want to listen to music airWave Slackware 9 04-29-2003 12:05 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:18 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration