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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Audio Multimedia Application of the Year
XMMS 369 28.87%
Rhythmbox 49 3.83%
LAME 16 1.25%
Audacity 115 9.00%
Ardour 19 1.49%
Muse 3 0.23%
GStreamer 26 2.03%
amaroK 535 41.86%
mpg123 20 1.56%
gtkpod 10 0.78%
K3b 116 9.08%
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:53 PM   #16
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Voted Xmms. If it was possible: Definately Beep Media Player.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:04 PM   #17
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Almost voted for Amarok,which I like, but it freezes on me a lot. Voted for K3b.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:07 PM   #18
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AmaroK is the best for me although a little unstable on FreeBSD. I don't know why.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:42 PM   #19
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Beep/BMPx isn't in the list??? Please add it so I can vote for my real favorite this year
Old 01-30-2006, 07:00 PM   #20
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sticking with xmms for now
Old 01-30-2006, 09:02 PM   #21
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XMMS can't be beat for simplicity, Rhythmbox is good for large collections, K3B is my choice for burning, and GRip is fine for ripping CD's. Plus, I use Gtkpod for dealing with the iPod.

While still in a pre-alpha stage, the Banshee music player is worth checking out (or at least keeping an eye on). It combines the features of the above applications, and does most of them well. Of course, every time I try plugging in my iPod, it crashes Banshee. Did I mention it's pre-alpha?
Old 01-30-2006, 09:39 PM   #22
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Amarok, too many good features to miss.
Old 01-31-2006, 02:00 AM   #23
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A second vote for Muine. I'm using it now.
Old 01-31-2006, 04:36 AM   #24
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Voted Audacity. Was a close thing between Amarok and Audacity, but I guess the poll doesn't allow two votes
Old 01-31-2006, 06:09 AM   #25
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Add me to the Muine camp. Simply the best player for me.
Old 01-31-2006, 07:43 AM   #26
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Where's BeepMediaPlayer/BMPx/Audacious?
Quite a miss...
Old 01-31-2006, 08:49 AM   #27
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i voted for gstreamer. rhythmbox and banshee are good, and have just enough functionality. amorak and k3b, while quite good, are too unstable and crash all the time.
Old 01-31-2006, 11:07 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by ZephyrXero
Beep/BMPx isn't in the list??? Please add it so I can vote for my real favorite this year
Yeah, bmp development has come a long way in the last year, granted they're starting over (kinda) with bmpX but I'd still vote for them, if I could
Old 01-31-2006, 11:21 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by jeremy
Yes, we know many of these apps are not directly comparable. The real question should be, which one does its job the best.
Ardour, MusE, but not Rosegarden?!

Consider this an official request to add Rosegarden to this list, though I also agree with the other commentary to the effect that this lump category really is far from ideal, even bearing in mind how you've grouped, say, Scribus with the GIMP and other such. I understand you're after "which of these does its job best," but you didn't bundle Kuickshow with the GIMP, and for good reason.

I think you need to focus on the creation/consumption divide, though a completely fair treatment of all the individual niches under the gigantic "audio" umbrella would require quite a lot of individual categories. Best sequencer, best recorder, best wave editor, best soft synth, best audio subsystem/infrastructural component... I'm sure other special interest groups in other categories have similar opinions about their own niches, and if you made all of us happy, it would get completely ridiculous. Audio creators/editors/synthesizers vs. Audio players doesn't seem too much of a reach though.

Well, anyway, please do at least add Rosegarden to this current melee, so we can get my one vote.

Old 01-31-2006, 06:15 PM   #30
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amaroK for sure!! the best music player i've ever seen!!


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