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stf92 10-06-2011 02:24 PM

A flac player for Slackware?
 
Hi: Does anyone know a player for FLAC files, belonging to any Slackware distribution version? I have Slackware 12.0. So, any version <= 12.0 would be fine. But even if version > 12.0 I could try it. Perhaps it will be compatible with 12.0. Also, it has not to be a player only for FLAC. Any player able to reproduce FLAC, except MPlayer would do. Thanks in advance.

qweasd 10-06-2011 02:28 PM

I don't know if it works in 12.0, but audacious plays them fine in 13.37.

ponce 10-06-2011 02:41 PM

moc? (you can find the source here)

ruario 10-06-2011 02:46 PM

vlc

andrew.46 10-06-2011 03:24 PM

The commandline player ogg123 will play flac files. It is in the vorbis-tools package in the ap series.

stf92 10-06-2011 03:55 PM

I was just an hour ago or so listing the directory /usr/man/man1/ and saw ogg123.1.gz. I did not now I had it, let alone that it plays FLAC. Thanks a lot.

P.S.: Unluckily it plays the FLAC files in a very bad way, in a low sonority level and with a weird noise.

stf92 10-06-2011 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by qweasd (Post 4491809)
I don't know if it works in 12.0, but audacious plays them fine in 13.37.

I have tried audacious for the first time. It perfectly played the flac file. It's a cute thing.

enorbet 10-07-2011 01:19 PM

Underappreciated
 
Greetz
For some strange reason even though it is now available for BSD, OSX, and even Windows as well as Linux (upon which it was developed) Aqualung remains somewhat obscure and it really deserves a look. Not only will it play FLAC and almost every other encoding but it also is capable of using LADSPA plugins. If you are unfamiliar with LADSPA they provide a wide ranging set of effects including various kinds of EQ, delay lines, limiters, enhancers (such as Tube Warmth) and can be toggled in Aqualung. Although Audacious can do much of this it also does very much more so if you'd prefer a more dedicated device, specifically for playback only, look HERE

or if your browser does not support active links copy and paste this

http://aqualung.factorial.hu/

stf92 10-07-2011 04:31 PM

Thanks a lot. I'll give it a try.

gargamel 10-07-2011 07:32 PM

Not sure, what was included in 12.0, but I use the command play, which is part of the sox package (stock Slackware!).
Kaffeine definitely plays FLAC, is easy to use, and available from http://SlackBuilds.org.

I cannot recommend VLC for playing FLAC. While it is an excellent choice for many sound formats, sound quality with FLAC is not as good as with Kaffeine, Xine, MPlayer, sox or Amarok. Whatever the reason, VLC is good for MP3 and aac etc., it struggles a bit with FLAC.
Don't get me wrong, though: Sound quality of VLC with FLAC is not absolutely bad, but just relatively bad compared to other players. And the differences are only to be heard on good to high-end HIFI equipment. But then they are definitely and clearly noticeable.

gargamel

zk1234 10-08-2011 12:23 AM

Hello,

Under console:
ogg123 file_to_play
play file_to_play
Both ogg123 and play (=sox) are usually compiled with libFLAC support, so the above should work.

Under X:
Download aTunes: http://www.atunes.org/
Eventually update your Java engine: http://www.java.com/pl/download/
Now you have a powerful audio manager :-)

slac-in-the-box 10-08-2011 01:26 AM

amarok
 
I've archived most of my cd collection in flac format, and amarok plays my flac files without difficulty!

I think amarok is a fine music player, with the exception of its interface getting changed too many times by its developers from one release to the next, such that I've had to familiarize myself with new places for the same features several times with amarok... but other than that, it rocks, and it will plays rockinroll.flac files just fine... however, I wouldn't play country.flac or rap.flac files with it, because it's not called amacountry or amarap.

stf92 10-08-2011 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gargamel (Post 4492768)
Not sure, what was included in 12.0, but I use the command play, which is part of the sox package (stock Slackware!).
Kaffeine definitely plays FLAC, is easy to use, and available from http://SlackBuilds.org.

I cannot recommend VLC for playing FLAC. While it is an excellent choice for many sound formats, sound quality with FLAC is not as good as with Kaffeine, Xine, MPlayer, sox or Amarok. Whatever the reason, VLC is good for MP3 and aac etc., it struggles a bit with FLAC.
Don't get me wrong, though: Sound quality of VLC with FLAC is not absolutely bad, but just relatively bad compared to other players. And the differences are only to be heard on good to high-end HIFI equipment. But then they are definitely and clearly noticeable.

gargamel

The sox package that comes with 12.0 does not know FLAC. Its sox-12.18.1. But I upgraded to sox-14.3.1. I did locate -r .*flac$ and the only thing I had in the hdd was Beethoven's 9th symphony by Otto Klemperer. I am just now listening to it and although the recording is 46 years old it sounds superb.

andrew.46 10-08-2011 05:10 AM

There is always this little player too:

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.37/audio/flac123/

cascade9 10-08-2011 05:47 AM

Pretty much all the linux media players will play .flac- the only one I can think of that wont is Zinf.

Currently I'm using deadbeef, but I think I've tried all the other major linux media players with .flac (and rejected them for various reasons, mostly the interface)


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