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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Amarok 545 57.37%
XMMS 96 10.11%
XMMS2 24 2.53%
mpg123 6 0.63%
Rhythmbox 64 6.74%
juK 6 0.63%
Beep Media Player 9 0.95%
Audacious 80 8.42%
cmus 1 0.11%
Banshee 31 3.26%
Songbird 18 1.89%
Exaile 26 2.74%
MPD 44 4.63%
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:56 AM   #16
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Audacious rocks
Old 01-04-2008, 10:37 AM   #17
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Easy one, Amarok, the best music player and manager currently available on any operating system.
Old 01-04-2008, 12:02 PM   #18
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Amarok all the way. "available on any operating system."? Is that true?
I thought that Amarok for windows is on the way but not yet released.
Old 01-04-2008, 02:11 PM   #19
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Still using xmms. The sound quality beats all others.
Second choice mpd/ncmpc and thirdly audacious.
Can't stand amarok.
Old 01-04-2008, 02:15 PM   #20
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Amarok gets my vote.
Old 01-04-2008, 06:12 PM   #21
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Tied between Exaile and Audacious.
Old 01-04-2008, 08:07 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by dwpbike View Post
mplayer mplayer
Yes. Mplayer would get my vote
Old 01-05-2008, 03:45 AM   #23
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of course, xmms
Old 01-05-2008, 10:46 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Matz View Post
Amarok all the way. "available on any operating system."? Is that true?
I thought that Amarok for windows is on the way but not yet released.
I'm pretty sure JLP meant that Amarok is best compared to all other music players and managers

Personally I just upgraded to the newest version of Gnome, and have to say that Rhythmbox 0.11.3 is quite amazing, with built in visualisation (that can work on the root window), automatic cover art and lyrics downloads, etal. The only thing I don't like about is the way the "stop" concept seems to be missing - I fail to see how this makes it easier to understand (which I presume to be the reason for its absence).
Old 01-06-2008, 01:32 AM   #25
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Amarok always loses my playlists, but it's quite nice.

However, my vote goes to Rhythmbox - it's clean and wonderfully simple.
Old 01-06-2008, 05:19 AM   #26
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amaroK -- the EMACS of media players!
Old 01-06-2008, 11:40 PM   #27
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Definitely amaroK for this one, although if I desire something more lightweight, I'll use Audacious.
Old 01-07-2008, 02:24 PM   #28
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Good ol' proven and small xmms :}
Old 01-07-2008, 06:10 PM   #29
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Amarok does anything I ever need to do to any of my multimedia.

If I ever need something smaller, I use Xine-UI (same backend).
Old 01-07-2008, 08:16 PM   #30
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amaroK gets my vote this year. Rhythmbox is not bad though.


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