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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 02-01-2007, 09:27 AM   #121
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Please add Exaile to the poll. It has many of the features that amarok has but it's much faster and based on GTK, so it's sort of like Gnome's amarok.
Old 02-01-2007, 11:11 AM   #122
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can any one help me out on hot to install webcam on my mandriva machine and where can I get the driver for the webcam.

2)can any one help me on how to configure my gmplayer to play .wmv files.
Old 02-01-2007, 02:12 PM   #123
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Originally Posted by micro$oft
Please add Exaile to the poll. It has many of the features that amarok has but it's much faster and based on GTK, so it's sort of like Gnome's amarok.
I think micro$oft is right. Both Listen and Exaile are like some sort of Gnome's amarok and they both deserve to be in the options, IMO. I am sure they are more recent and will not compete with amarok, but they deserve to have the few votes they'll earn, and also for other users to see them on the list will bring awareness of those projects. I found about them in this very thread, and having them in the poll options is more visible than having to dig into the posts.

Other options I should also consider as legitimate into the poll options are:
Quod Libet + Ex Falso
Music Player Daemon + Clients
Old 02-01-2007, 02:35 PM   #124
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VLC rUlz its my flava
Old 02-01-2007, 04:14 PM   #125
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pretty sure I voted for Amarok a while back, I wish I could rescind that vote - once again, xine will play some FLAC files, and not others. Only this time editing xine-config in ~/.kde/etcetcetc doesn't make any difference. yes I could probably fix it if I recompiled this and that, but I'm not interested. It's bad enough I had to install 100+ mb of deps to run Amarok, and to top it all off, it seems I would have to recompile Amarok at least to get it to notice the presence of gstreamer on my system. Still using Amarok, but grudgingly now. Gonna try Banshee soon. :/

/end rant

edit: Banshee is pathetic in comparison... One giant list of every track in the database?? oh well Amarok+XMMS it is then.

much much later edit: still really unimpressed(about my flac issue) but now it's mostly with xine-lib < 1.1.3 and the fact that 1.1.3 isn't in even unstable yet This post was all about frustration - I abhor all the dependencies and the fact you can't just specify different engines(!!!) willy nilly(after amarok's installation) without recompiling Amarok. I should be able to install gstreamer and then change an option in my already-installed version of Amarok to use it instead of xine dammit. All that aside, I'm still happier with Amarok than I've been with any other player I've ever used on any platform. The only feature I want for is a kind of symlink system where you can group albums under a specified heading(like putting all Venetian Snares vs. some-other-artist albums with all the other Venetian Snares instead of scattering them through the library). Anyway, Amarok deserves the vote I'm pretty sure I gave it.

and another edit: solution: install amarok and libxine1 from experimental. took way too long to figure that out. :/

Last edited by lurko; 03-13-2007 at 05:00 AM.
Old 02-02-2007, 09:33 AM   #126
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btw amaroK is now Amarok
Old 02-02-2007, 11:38 AM   #127
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But why on earth is MPD not listed?
Old 02-02-2007, 03:11 PM   #128
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Originally Posted by jaakkop
But why on earth is MPD not listed?
I was wondering the same thing...
Old 02-03-2007, 06:12 PM   #129
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MPD anyone?
Old 02-06-2007, 10:25 AM   #130
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I tried XMMS, amarok, audacious among others. But I always find myself coming back to moc.
If you're asking what it is:

a sweet console audio player!
Old 02-07-2007, 11:41 AM   #131
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mpg123 is great low system requirements and easy to use from bash. Not great for music management but great for playing music with. Im constantly using it on entire music dir with -Z flag to just have my computer play everything
Old 02-07-2007, 07:00 PM   #132
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AmaroK is good, XMMS is great for small memory, Exaile is good if your a gnome fan, and juK is the fricken bomb! Most Amarok fans just don't know what they are missing.
Old 02-09-2007, 11:06 PM   #133
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Amarok. IMHO nothing compares to Amarok on any platform. Its so far ahead of anything out there.
Old 02-12-2007, 02:33 AM   #134
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Originally Posted by puntjuh
Amarok has never let me down yet, so i vote Amarok!

i think its interface is very beautiful,and the most importance is that she fit me very well.
Old 02-12-2007, 09:22 AM   #135
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I voted for Rhythmbox. I haven't got a strong opinion on the subject though, I'll take whatever comes in handy. I hardly use Amarok because I don't like KDE. Depending on the situation, I also use mpg321 or BMP.


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