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Old 02-16-2010, 09:04 PM   #4036
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Winamp. For reasons (in order of importance, highest first):

I like the Enqueue function, I like to queue the next track while the current track finishes. Not found a linux player which does that yet. This is an essential function.

It must play tracks seamlessly. There should never be a gap between the last track finishing and the next one starting, however slight. This also is essential, as a gap between tracks that flow into each other is annoying and crap.

A library is unnecessary, i'm quite capable of browsing my own file-system. A disabled library should not appear on screen at all.

It mustn't look like a cheap car stereo.

I don't want any visualisations, nor do i want a large black rectangle where the visualisations would be if I hadn't turned them off.

Graphic equaliser is a nice feature, but maybe that's just me. :-)
 
Old 02-16-2010, 09:10 PM   #4037
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@Emma77 - have you tried audacious which is what has replaced xmms which was the winamp for linux and uses the same skins and equalizer settings also, although I don't use it, it has an enqueue ability which you can find here: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multi...us-37529.shtml.

Hope this helps
 
Old 02-16-2010, 09:46 PM   #4038
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Hmm, that looks interesting. I'll give that a try when i'm back up and running. Thanks.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 07:49 AM   #4039
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Sibelius! "www.sibelius.com"
If I had this Windows could go.

A "reasonable" price though; under 100.
Rosegarden
 
Old 02-17-2010, 10:21 AM   #4040
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PortableApps!

Seriously, I love this little tool kit, but they don't have a cross-platform version of it (even though most of the apps originated on Linux).
 
Old 02-17-2010, 10:35 AM   #4041
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PortableApps!

Seriously, I love this little tool kit, but they don't have a cross-platform version of it (even though most of the apps originated on Linux).
Something perhaps analogous to PortableApps is Zero Install. It should be easy enough to tweak it to be self-contained on a usb stick, but I haven't really looked into to that...

EDIT: BTW, has anyone gotten PortableApps (platform and/or apps) working in wine? Since it's all open-source, I assume they would be open to wine support.

Last edited by JimBrewster; 02-17-2010 at 10:43 AM. Reason: added comment
 
Old 02-17-2010, 11:08 AM   #4042
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Something perhaps analogous to PortableApps is Zero Install. It should be easy enough to tweak it to be self-contained on a usb stick, but I haven't really looked into to that...
That looks promising. Not there yet, but I'll keep my eye on it.

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EDIT: BTW, has anyone gotten PortableApps (platform and/or apps) working in wine? Since it's all open-source, I assume they would be open to wine support.
I gave it a shot, but had very limited success with it. With wine it never hurts to keep trying, since only very simple things are 'slam dunk'.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 05:02 PM   #4043
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Winamp. For reasons (in order of importance, highest first):

I like the Enqueue function, I like to queue the next track while the current track finishes. Not found a linux player which does that yet. This is an essential function.

It must play tracks seamlessly. There should never be a gap between the last track finishing and the next one starting, however slight. This also is essential, as a gap between tracks that flow into each other is annoying and crap.

A library is unnecessary, i'm quite capable of browsing my own file-system. A disabled library should not appear on screen at all.

It mustn't look like a cheap car stereo.

I don't want any visualisations, nor do i want a large black rectangle where the visualisations would be if I hadn't turned them off.

Graphic equaliser is a nice feature, but maybe that's just me. :-)
After years of using Winamp on Windows, I turn to Amarok on KDE. There are several interesting functions including queueing. I think you should give it a chance.
Best wishes
 
Old 02-17-2010, 05:41 PM   #4044
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There is also custom rating system, and possibility of custom and dynamic playlists, etc... I use GNOME but I only run Amarok of audio players.
 
Old 02-18-2010, 09:04 AM   #4045
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Sibelius! "www.sibelius.com"
If I had this Windows could go.

A "reasonable" price though; under 100.

Consider the market, it's going to be lots of students, music teachers and struggling composers... 600 is not going to sell multiple copies, but 60 will put the competition out of business.
We can argue this until we are blue in the face but some idiot who wrote the business plan thinks he knows better. After all look at all the wealthy composers out there - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Karl Jenkins, John Taverner, ummm ... well maybe that's it. 3 copies sold then?

I feel similarly, but my software of preference is Finale. Both already port to mac.
 
Old 02-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #4046
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I feel similarly, but my software of preference is Finale. Both already port to mac.
Again, have a look at Rosegarden. It may or may not meet your needs, but it is a pretty nifty piece of software.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 12:35 PM   #4047
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CAD programs
all of adobe products
most financial programs ie. turbotax

Last edited by tor.ment0r; 02-20-2010 at 12:37 PM.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 06:20 PM   #4048
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PortableApps!

Seriously, I love this little tool kit, but they don't have a cross-platform version of it (even though most of the apps originated on Linux).
What about a live distro on USB? I'm using Wolvix, and I used it on about 100 computers (on friend's houses and workplaces :-) There are other live distros, too.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 01:54 AM   #4049
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What about a live distro on USB? I'm using Wolvix, and I used it on about 100 computers (on friend's houses and workplaces :-) There are other live distros, too.
That looks freaking awesome - I will check it out post haste
Not sure it fills the niche of "ultra-lightweight non-installed tools that are cross platform", but it might!
 
Old 02-24-2010, 09:30 AM   #4050
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itunes and dreamweaver, although alternatives like banshee and quanta are OK.
 
  


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