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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 01-02-2007, 10:14 AM   #31
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AmaroK for me, but if I just need to test a sound or play one song, I use Sox's play from the cli.
Old 01-02-2007, 11:53 AM   #32
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can't beat Amarok!
Old 01-02-2007, 12:19 PM   #33
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since there is xmms but where are gxine and gmplayer ??

//just curious ...

//btw ... i find it interesting that gstreamer appears in both video and audio balloting ...

Old 01-02-2007, 12:23 PM   #34
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Read all the thread.. gmplayer is not here since it names itself as movie player.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:28 PM   #35
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hmm ... guess that those guys are just being humble ...

so ... i'm narrowed down to xmms and gstreamer ...

Old 01-02-2007, 12:39 PM   #36
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AmaroK is my choice. Firstly it looked kinda clumsy to me. I've always used Winamp, and amaroK didn't impress me at the begining. But now I like this player much.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:45 PM   #37
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Amarok manages my 45 gbs of music just fine.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:24 PM   #38
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I guess Beep Media Player means BMPx... if not, BMPx should be in it's place, because it is the best media player I've used. Sure it has it's drawbacks, mainly the huge GUI and the fact that it is kinda in "alpha" stage. But it's Musicbrainz and LastFM integration compensates it all.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:51 PM   #39
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Amarok all the way!

Does my music fine. Gotta love all those cool features.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:55 PM   #40
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Yay, cmus made it in. You have to love a terminal based music player which does everything the big-boys do as well. It's like a text mode version of iTunes or something. And it uses vi-style commands.

I can start it up in a screen session, and even if I kill X, my music never stops playing. I can ssh into the computer from another computer across the house and change the song, volume, whatever.

It's a wonderful thing.
Old 01-02-2007, 11:01 PM   #41
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I like Exaile, it's a new one, pyGTK "clone" of AmaroK. But seeing as that's not on the list, I'll vote for good old XMMS.
Old 01-03-2007, 05:30 AM   #42
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nothing on the known world of software can beat amarok on this category
Old 01-03-2007, 01:57 PM   #43
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Please add Listen Media Player. Its like Amarok for Gnome.
Old 01-03-2007, 06:29 PM   #44
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Audacious is a pretty killer app.

Play AND record music.

XMMS is better for just playing, though.
Old 01-03-2007, 08:39 PM   #45
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where's VLC?


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