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jeremy 01-28-2006 03:16 PM

Audio Multimedia Application of the Year
Yes, we know many of these apps are not directly comparable. The real question should be, which one does its job the best.


linmix 01-29-2006 11:56 AM

Not directly comparable certainly is a bit of an understatement. Xmms, Audacity and K3b in the same list!?
I've decided to vote audacity baceuse it's the app that has ben crucial to making my linux adventure a real success, but it's a hard call.
I can't check now as I have already voted, but did I miss realplayer?

tw001_tw 01-29-2006 12:00 PM


I've decided to vote audacity...
HA.. that was my line of thinking as well!

jeremy 01-29-2006 04:42 PM

RE: realplayer, helix is in the video multimedia category.


reddazz 01-29-2006 05:37 PM

I am not sure if k3b should be in that category because it can be used for non audio related stuff.

jeremy 01-29-2006 05:42 PM

The reason I put it in this category is that they seem to classify themselves as the following for Trove:

Multimedia -> Sound/Audio -> CD Audio -> CD Ripping

reddazz 01-29-2006 05:54 PM

Ok, I get your reasoning.

Raftysworld 01-29-2006 08:24 PM

If it fit in this category, perhaps it would be K3B, but I'm voting amaroK in this one. It's a godsend for Linux users.

vharishankar 01-29-2006 10:24 PM

I think it would be better to split the multimedia category as:-
  1. Media players (all audio and video players)
  2. Multimedia authoring (all audio and video editors)
  3. Multimedia utilities (encoders, rippers, ID3 tagging utilities etc. etc.)

Just a suggestion for next year's polls! :)

jeremy 01-29-2006 11:03 PM

Thanks Harishankar - we'll certainly consider that setup for next year.


Alien_Hominid 01-30-2006 12:32 AM

xmms - the one, which could play mod and s3m.

Daengbo 01-30-2006 08:10 AM

Gstreamer has come so far this year. Last year unusable ... This year I don't use anything else.

savjo 01-30-2006 12:12 PM

GStreamer is great, but the top for me is MUINE!!!! And it's not even in the list. It's a very very clean audio player. You get the bare minimum controls for play, select album and so on. So it does not disturb me during work.

Please add Muine and I'll vote it!

anticapitalista 01-30-2006 12:31 PM

xmms for audio
k3B for ripping audio
mplayer for video

episode96 01-30-2006 01:48 PM

AmaroK. Great features, very nice to use, wins hands down. Best audio player ever!

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