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Old 04-02-2007, 12:39 AM   #1
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What is the preferred music/audio player in Linux?


I used Xmms and really liked it but it seems it is no longer in service. Is there another audio player that people use?
 
Old 04-02-2007, 12:42 AM   #2
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Amarok, Rhythmbox, Beep, and Audacious are some. Why does it matter what other people use?
 
Old 04-02-2007, 01:26 AM   #3
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I have only used xmms and now that it is obsolete I need a new one. I really liked xmms, it had lots of features, was easy to use and configure and looked good. These other players I have tried are so plain and look cheesy.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 01:33 AM   #4
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I used Xmms and really liked it but it seems it is no longer in service. Is there another audio player that people use?
Yes, there are plenty of them. Most popular -> check Nylex answer. If you are looking something like XMMS (winamp like) check Audacious - it's nice gtk2 player. If you prefer something like iTunes then download Amarok (kde) or Rhythmbox (gnome). They are the best players for me.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 01:33 AM   #5
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...now that it is obsolete...
Not sure how one would come to that conclusion. It's development has stopped, because it's done, in the eyes of it's developers, but it's still probably the standard in audio players. It serves as the basis for players like Beep and Audacious, but they have problems that xmms does not.

There is also xmms2, but I'm not sure if that's a fork or an extension of xmms.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 01:38 AM   #6
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lol yeah i dont know what you mean by 'obsolete'. its a good player, and it works without a hitch, so keep using it. i use xmms for my audio, and vlc for video.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:24 PM   #7
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Well, maybe obsolete was the wrong word. What I meant was no longer supported and/or updated, I guess that could be obsolete. I will still use it but if xmms2 is the same thing I will give that a try.
The other players mentioned dont have much eye appeal to them and look really archaic.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 03:40 PM   #8
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Audio Media Player Application of the Year
 
Old 04-08-2007, 09:23 PM   #9
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I used to use xmms pretty much exclusively. Once I tried Amarok however, I haven't looked back. I would at least give it a try. It allows you to use various skins, so you can make it look similar to xmms. But it's feature list is quite impressive.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 09:37 PM   #10
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Realplayer , it plays MP3, my most music collection format.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 09:43 PM   #11
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I used to use xmms pretty much exclusively. Once I tried Amarok however, I haven't looked back. I would at least give it a try. It allows you to use various skins, so you can make it look similar to xmms. But it's feature list is quite impressive.
AmaroK (capital K here) does not work at all on systems that do not have KDE or KDE libraries. My system falls in the category, and I do not wish to bloat my system with KDE just because of some media player.
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xmms2 is NOT a fork or of xmms. Its a completely independent project which has different principles and uses GTK 2.
Currently xmms2 is just a command line daemon. There are no complete GUIs for it that would substitute xmms(1).
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Audacious is not exactly functional at the moment...
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To round things up I too look for a replacement of xmms, keeping the Winamp-like functionality.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 10:35 PM   #12
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Windows Media Player better.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 02:46 AM   #13
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Windows Media Player better.
I just want to clarify that the above statement is a joke. (its okay to laugh now ladies)
 
Old 04-09-2007, 05:57 AM   #14
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Itune also good.
 
  


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