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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Amarok 367 48.74%
Beep Media Player 3 0.40%
Rhythmbox 89 11.82%
XMMS 52 6.91%
XMMS2 16 2.12%
mpg123 14 1.86%
juK 6 0.80%
Audacious 68 9.03%
cmus 1 0.13%
Banshee 26 3.45%
Songbird 43 5.71%
Exaile 27 3.59%
MPD 36 4.78%
Aqualung 5 0.66%
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:05 AM   #16
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Exclamation MPD

MPD all the way! If not, sox play, which is seemingly missing around here... Also ogg123, Hmmm...

Anyway, Songbird should be a rocker this year. Isn't it? My wife just loves it.
Old 01-15-2009, 05:19 AM   #17
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Rhythmbox & Xmms
Old 01-15-2009, 05:38 AM   #18
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I use amarok 1.3.x even though I'm on gnome. Don't like the new one from what I've seen though, once folder tracking is available on Songbird, I'm kinda inclined to switch to it.
Old 01-15-2009, 08:09 AM   #19
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Listen, Gnome Music Player, Haven't found a more stable player with a good libray handling
Old 01-15-2009, 10:12 AM   #20
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VLC media player
Old 01-15-2009, 05:59 PM   #21
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Amarok 1.4

I voted for Amarok, but for the 1.4 version. The new 2.0 version is currently quite sucky for now.
Old 01-15-2009, 06:00 PM   #22
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Amarok I like, especially the GUI.
Old 01-15-2009, 07:15 PM   #23
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I Amarok Star!

p.s. Yes, someone else made this pun.
Old 01-16-2009, 01:50 AM   #24
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It got few less features than bunshee..but its better on performance.
Old 01-16-2009, 04:24 PM   #25
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Amarok even though it's jut a little bloated I really like the gui.
Old 01-17-2009, 03:31 PM   #26
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Amarok. It's simply outstanding. Why, oh why does it have to be a freaking KDE app?!
Old 01-17-2009, 08:39 PM   #27
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Songbird, baby. Media library is organized, and iTunes has been kissed goodbye.
Old 01-18-2009, 04:14 PM   #28
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Where's EMMS?
Old 01-23-2009, 08:58 PM   #29
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Can you add MOC (Music on Console) to the list?

I use it almost exclusively to listen to music, and it's really nice. I almost always have a terminal window open with it, it supports playlists and playing all files in a directory.
Old 01-26-2009, 05:10 PM   #30
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MPD provides the best quality audio output. Couple with Sonata and you're good to go w/o needing a CPU/Memmory upgrade.

GStreamer based offerings pretty much suck at playing anything with tracks that merge into each other, e.g. classical and trance music. Enforced breaks between tracks really blow the flow of such genres for me. Else QuodLibet would make top of my short list


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