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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
XMMS 310 22.37%
amaroK 791 57.07%
GStreamer 24 1.73%
mpg123 12 0.87%
Zinf 2 0.14%
Rhythmbox 100 7.22%
juK 16 1.15%
Beep Media Player 22 1.59%
Audacious 70 5.05%
cmus 6 0.43%
Banshee 33 2.38%
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:44 PM   #16
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like it or not, i also use mplayer from the cli as my audio app 'cos it works. It's also my podcast client of choice and stream grabber of choice - it even handles realplayer files. So far as I can tell none of the options can do all that but to be honest as mplayer does it so well I've never bothered to look for a replacement.
Old 12-31-2006, 08:06 PM   #17
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amarok has improved a lot!
Old 12-31-2006, 11:20 PM   #18
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xmms is my main one, along with a few others.
Old 01-01-2007, 05:41 AM   #19
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I vote for rhythmbox.
It's fast and it can manage my library well
Old 01-01-2007, 10:44 AM   #20
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Amarok seems has few failures but it's the best as it meets all my requirements.. xmms did do that, but xmms is getting old and grumpy, better let him rest in peace!
Old 01-01-2007, 08:32 PM   #21
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Thumbs up Amarok

This is an easy one. Still Amarok. Hands down the best music player I have ever used (even if I count the dark ages of Windows). Integration with, Wikipedia and Magnatune are great. User interface is also just right.
Old 01-01-2007, 10:41 PM   #22
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Gotta vote for Banshee
Old 01-01-2007, 10:46 PM   #23
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cmus, definately. The only thing Ive found to replace orpheus.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:21 AM   #24
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Amarok gets my vote since Exaile isn't an option.
Wish I had either of those available for the Windows box

Old 01-02-2007, 03:03 AM   #25
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XMMS. My need are simple and it still gets the job done.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:33 AM   #26
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Auduacious (I can't spell it). It is a leap ahead of XMMS and is a wild ride.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:11 AM   #27
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What about Kaffeine?
Old 01-02-2007, 07:24 AM   #28
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XMMS because it is basic, and it is the one that works with Streamtuner !
Old 01-02-2007, 07:44 AM   #29
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i'm using rhythmbox recently, coz it's the default audio player on ubuntu 6.06. but i'll try another players.
Old 01-02-2007, 09:45 AM   #30
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Quod Libet and Exaile are the ones I use all the time, so I voted for GStreamer


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