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Old 10-25-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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I miss WinAmp

Just wondering if anyone has gotten WinAmp to run on slackware? When I try to install it I get a huge list of unstatisfied dependancies and am not sure how to correct them.

freetype, libpng, gtk+, XFree86-libs,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, /bin/sh,,,,,,,,,
Not looking for a how to, just some general advice. Do you think it is worth trying to install? I don't even dislike XMMS, just brand loyality I guess. Maybe I'll wait till they port the NullSoft Installer to linux too? (I probably couldn't get it to run if they did )
Old 10-25-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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Most of those libraries are in a default Slackware installation, are you using rpm?
Btw, I never saw Winamp for Linux, are you sure about this?

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Old 10-25-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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There was a beta (or even alpha), but it hasn't been
maintained at all, it's an RPM about 3.5 years old.

Personally I'd stick with xmms ;)

Old 10-25-2004, 06:36 PM   #4
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Yes, xmms is the winamp equivalent; it just rocks.
Old 10-25-2004, 06:41 PM   #5
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Try Xmms, Plus xmms supports winmap skins
Jus hop ova too and download any skin with
the .wsz format... and the zip format. When you download a skin jus put
it in ur /home/user/.xmms/Skin ------- folder

Ma xmms config file for xmms
skin=/home/navaboy/.xmms/Skins/Aluminum Alloy - Cryogenic.wsz <----
This skin is frem the site.

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Old 10-25-2004, 06:43 PM   #6
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Yeah, it's an RPM, the packages it asked for were taken right from the KDE Package manager.

It does seem the the packages are standard, I even installed the developers packages to make sure I wouldn't have to later. I thought maybe it was having a problem detecting the packages on this distribution.

I was not able to find Winamp for linux at thier offical site, but here are a couple links that had it:

According to the latter link, at least 3 people reported it working (not well, but enough to complain about it), and one site reviewed it.
Old 10-25-2004, 06:55 PM   #7
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Everyone likes a screenshot, here's xmms with a winamp skin....
Old 10-25-2004, 07:22 PM   #8
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yeah... i miss winamp too... what i really miss about it is the media library.... i can live with xmms but my girlfriend (who gets lost if i even use different icon themes) misses it more.... so i just keep all my mp3s in the playlist to make life easier for her... of course there's madman... but its not the same.... not mentioning the desktop cluttering... otherwise xmms has it all, skins... (including freeform skins), output plugins etc visualisations... but i still miss winamp visualisation studio... it just rulez....

anyways... win some, lose some... at least untill nullsoft comes out with winamp 5 for linux... wonder when that will be... soon i pray... if it ever happens... i tried the winamp for linux alpha... or beta... dunno... but it never did work for me...
Old 10-25-2004, 07:23 PM   #9
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I think I'm just going to stick with XMMS then. I added a new skin and it helps a lot. Thanks for the advice.
Old 10-25-2004, 07:29 PM   #10
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x2 post, sry.
Old 10-25-2004, 07:29 PM   #11
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I miss Winamp too :-(
But i run a 10gb pc with Xp so i can
use and look at Winamp. :P
Np there ne time thats what forums are for help!!
Old 10-25-2004, 07:30 PM   #12
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Have a look at Madman, I'm looking into myself and it looks promising. It uses XMMS as a player and has nice tagging features and lots more.

I don't miss winamp at all.
Old 10-25-2004, 07:47 PM   #13
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XMMS is just as good as WinAmp, I find myself preferring XMMS over WinAmp.

Have you tried to run WinAmp5 using Wine? Not to sure about how well WinAmp5 runs under Wine but it is a possibility.
Old 10-25-2004, 08:04 PM   #14
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really, my only complaint with xmms is that when you go to add a file to the playlist, the window that pops up just isn't very nice. you have to click on the /.. to move up a directory, there's no up or back arrow. the damn window is always too small, i have to resize it every single time (and it never remembers). and last, but most importantly, when you move up a directory it always goes back to the beginning of that directory. my /mp3 directory has like 60 subdirectories, and it sucks to enter, say, RollingStones and pick a song, only to hit /.. and end up back at /Abba or whatever. i hate having to scroll through everything all over again. anyway, that said, i love xmms and i've never had any trouble with it.

/end rant
Old 10-25-2004, 08:06 PM   #15
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Odd, XMMS was based off of Winamp.

Sure it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles, but it comes damn close.

You could try MP3Blaster, all you need is ncurses to run it.


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