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Old 08-16-2002, 01:07 AM   #1
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xmms alternatives


im looking to try a new mp3 player, just to play the field. im particularly looking for something with a media library like music match has. i dont want any mmjb for linux recommendations, it uses wine and it's very slow. id like a linux native app. what do you guys/gurus use? oh... and ladies also.
 
Old 08-16-2002, 05:13 AM   #2
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If you're looking for an alternative other than xmms you might try "MusicMatch Jukebox".

Personally I use xmms. It works great for me.
 
Old 08-16-2002, 05:15 AM   #3
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Well I use mp3blaster, it's console, but not command line. It uses ncurses to display a nice command gui. Very fast, and good. There is also freeamp which, from it's name I deduce (pretty good of me ) is a winamp clone. If you are truly a bad dude, you could give mpg123 a try.

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Old 08-17-2002, 12:06 AM   #4
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I'm tired of need to use the mouse to hear my mp3s, so i switched to console based players.

Currently i'm using cplay, "a curses front end for various audio players"
fast, logical key mappings (at least to me), can read-write playlist, a pleasure to use,
only missing the ability to read id3 tags:

http://www.tf.hut.fi/~flu/cplay/

Another good console player is playmp3list, can display id3 tags but cannot read-write playlists
(at least at the time i use it).

http://rucus.ru.ac.za/~urban/projects/playmp3list/
 
Old 08-17-2002, 09:03 PM   #5
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Just to let you know, FreeAmp has now changed names (don't ask why) and is now called Zinf (Zinf Is Not [b]F]/b]reeamp). Oh, and I read somewhere (could probably find it on Goggle) about an 'app' that lets you play music on a remote machine, by way of an 'internet interface' (php based browser menu system, to you and I). Just thought I'd drop that in aswell.
 
Old 08-18-2002, 04:58 PM   #6
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now winamp3 is available for linux
http://download.nullsoft.com/winamp/...amp-0.a1-1.tgz
no need of any other.
 
Old 08-18-2002, 07:41 PM   #7
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Does anyone know whether the plugins for WA3 will work regardless of which OS WA3 is running on? That'd be great if it did!
 
Old 08-18-2002, 09:02 PM   #8
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does winamp3 use wine?
 
Old 08-18-2002, 09:14 PM   #9
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AFAIK, Nope. I tried Linux-WA3b a while ago and it worked (sort of) without anything to do with Wine on the machine. However, I found that the Win-WA3b ran much better (under Wine) than the Linux-WA3b version did (at the time).
 
Old 08-19-2002, 01:17 AM   #10
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i downloaded and ran winamp3 but my screen flashes a black box on it, then unloads the program with no errors....any ideas?
 
Old 08-19-2002, 01:55 AM   #11
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How did you load it? And how did you install it? Is it the winbloze version and you are using wine, or is it the Linux version?
 
Old 08-19-2002, 10:30 AM   #12
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the linux version..it loads 3 black boxes, which is the winamp windows, i know because ive used it in windows...but then they close and it goes to the command propmpt...
 
Old 08-19-2002, 02:39 PM   #13
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Personally, I'd prefer it if a plug-in for XMMS was written so that you could use WA plugins. You can already use (most) WA skins, plugins would just be the icing on the cake!
 
Old 08-19-2002, 04:44 PM   #14
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you can run the versions of winamp like 2.78 on linux with wine but not winamp 3.
the link i have posted is the link of linux version not windows.
 
  


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