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if you have the libs for support already installed,
just grab the source dir for audacious-plugins off the ftp
and run the SlackBuild...it will detect and compile
in support for whatever you have on your system
I didn't know that. It works. I also found a monkeys audio plugin so audacious seems to fit my needs.
And my loved Marshall-Guitar-Amp-Winamp-Skin works too. Thank You, kodon!
I'm back with xmms (for now?). Used audacious for 14 days. It's noticably less responsive than xmms is on my machine, 900MHz Duron. And moving it around on screen is a PITA as well. The only gain is a (much) improved file open dialog. This is kinda like what I'd call the aero effect on hardware in the windows world.
Ok, I'm exaggerating , but seriously, I didn't expect to see that. I mean, it's basically just an mp3 player... Should really not be demanding >900MHz to have smooth scrolling, drag'n'drop and moving on-screen.
Besides that, I like it, but as I said, I'm back with xmms. For now.
I shall also miss XMMS. I will gladly use Audacious if it can support my classic Winamp style skins, though thats not a major req. Though I wonder if this time Audacious will work better with the Playstation and Snes sound dumps, since I could never get the XMMS plugins for SPC files and Playstation PSF files to work under XMMS, it just wouldn't output anything. Plus, have support for MusePack and FLAC and maybe even m4a audio all-in-the-box would be nice, but I guess thats just stretching it a bit huh?
I just installed xap/audacious-1.3.2, xap/audacious-plugins-1.3.2 and their required l/mcs-0.4.1 package, from the Slackware-current repository. Now Audacious is up and working on the most up-to-date version, I love this neat little program
Distribution: Slackware 11.0 / 220.127.116.11 /Linux Mint
1. Why remove XMMS?
There has been a lot of fuss last week following the hardmasking of XMMS and the packages depending on it for a future removal from the tree. A lot of flames went on Gentoo's bugzilla and forums, with conspiracy theories, shameful insults etc. The truth is the decision of removing it from the tree was taken after a lot of debate between Gentoo developers and users and it is for the better, despite the fact that a lot of us liked XMMS.
XMMS has been around for a very long time and was used by a lot of people. Unfortunately, upstream developement stopped a long time ago and it became broken over time. Gentoo developers had to maintain it and deal with the bad design. As of late, nobody took care of it and bugs began to accumulate, topping over 30 unresolved bugs. Furthermore, it depended on GTK+ version 1 which is old, broken with no support of UTF-8 and isn't supported anymore by upstream either.
Well, that's true though Ive been an XMMS fan for years...
Audacious looks great (and has more skins ) but I hope the xmms development team (if still there's any) to strike back
I've been using this on Wolvix for a few months. It's been less problematic than XMMS on various other distros. I'm glad to see it standard on Slackware. Not saying that "XMMS sux!!!11" but I may've been bit by a few of those numerous bugs.
Audacious has a worthy pedigree, though; it's a grandkid of XMMS, from BMP. Or something like that...someone (else) oughta check that out