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View Poll Results: Audio Multimedia Application of the Year
XMMS 462 45.83%
Rhythmbox 88 8.73%
LAME 22 2.18%
Audacity 75 7.44%
Ardour 10 0.99%
Muse 1 0.10%
GStreamer 36 3.57%
amaroK 314 31.15%
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:25 AM   #76
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Mistake. Any mods -> feel free to delete.

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Old 01-15-2005, 11:52 AM   #77
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amarok in its own league

Amarok has approached an Audio application in linux like not other media player has. Amarok provides advanced features, indexes your files and continually polishes its ui for a slick functional design. Those of us converted from xmms 1.5 years ago, couldn't fathom such an evolved audio player was going to be on our desktops in the near future. Amarok is def. the best Audio application of the year,
Old 01-16-2005, 01:27 PM   #78
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Hopefully next year this category will be split between audio players and audio authoring.

That would mean Linux got many audio apps for the amateur musician that I am.

My personal favorite (not on the list) is Hydrogen, a digital drum machine. Always fun to create a simple beat when playing the guitar.

My wish for 2005: a guitar tab editor similar to Powertab (integrated inside rosegarden?). A digital stompbox program, for guitar FX.
Old 01-17-2005, 06:20 PM   #79
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Yup, amaroK

I have to agree amaroK is by far the best media player currently available for Linux. I used to use XMMS before it, but after trying amaroK a while, I was just like Wow! I never considered these things possible before I used them. amaroK just really changed the way I listen to my music. In version 1.2 it can create playlists on the fly based on my observed tastes, it shows album covers of the albums I listen to, allows me to easily sort my music per artist, album or genre, allows you to immediately fetch lyrics of a song, etc... And the most important is, it does all this in an interface that doesn't get in the way. By far the best media player for Linux.
Old 01-17-2005, 07:38 PM   #80
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amarok is possible the best audio application I have ever used. The only competition is has is iTunes. Juk is more useful for editing tag information, but after the tag information is present amarok rocks its world.

Old 01-17-2005, 07:56 PM   #81
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amarok lets you download tags from musicbrainz.

this is a feature that is not available in ANY free audio app.

and i just put iTunes in wine to test it out. amarok blows it out of the water.
Old 01-17-2005, 09:09 PM   #82
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Amarok is one amazing music application. Album art downloader, musicbrainz integration, XMMS/Winamp plugin support, tag editor, OSD support (including album art), context view, multi-engine sound system support... I am not sure there is anything else that compares.
Old 01-18-2005, 12:10 AM   #83
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I guess Xmms is an all time favorite when you really need a bare one...

...but where is Juk?
Old 01-21-2005, 05:47 AM   #84
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amarok is amazing...
Old 01-24-2005, 10:45 PM   #85
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amarok is awesome, does anyone know of any way to play .wma or to convert .wma to .mp3

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Old 01-26-2005, 12:13 PM   #86
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XMMS. Surprisingly we don't see many hands for mplayer for audio playback.
Old 01-29-2005, 06:03 PM   #87
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Originally posted by dwerner04
amarok is awesome, does anyone know of any way to play .wma or to convert .wma to .mp3
sure, pick the xine-engine in amarok or install the according gstreamer plugins!

Old 01-29-2005, 06:04 PM   #88
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I'd liked it better if there would have been made a difference between audio editors and audio player/organizer apps.

I Like amarok and audacity a lot. But amarok is the winner because i mostly listen to music instead of makin/editing it
Old 01-29-2005, 06:19 PM   #89
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amaroK 4 President!
Old 01-30-2005, 08:52 AM   #90
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amaroK for sure


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