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Old 11-01-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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Lightest "jukebox" app/player for Debian? lite compared to rhytmbox/amarok?

hey gang
so, finishing up 503box and I have audacious but also
wanted a "jukebox" app similar to rhythmbox/amarok
but not with all those depends!

any help?
Old 11-01-2009, 09:54 AM   #2
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mplayer, banshee,irmp3
or take a look at
Old 11-01-2009, 10:09 AM   #3
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Hey Linus,
How about exhaile?.
Looks a little lighter than banshee:

ade@Pc1:~$ aptitude -s install exaile 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done  
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  exaile gstreamer0.10-plugins-good{a} libavc1394-0{a} libiec61883-0{a} libproxy0{a} 
  libraw1394-11{a} libsoup-gnome2.4-1{a} libsoup2.4-1{a} python-elementtree{a} python-feedparser{a} 
  python-gst0.10{a} python-libxml2{a} python-mmkeys{a} python-mutagen{a} python-ogg{a} 
  python-pysqlite2{a} python-pyvorbis{a} 
The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
  gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-x python-cddb python-eggtrayicon python-gamin python-gpod 
  python-gtkmozembed python-utidylib streamripper 
0 packages upgraded, 17 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 4,215kB of archives. After unpacking 16.4MB will be used.
ade@Pc1:~$ aptitude -s install banshee
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done  
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  banshee cli-common{a} gnome-icon-theme{a} gnome-mime-data{a} gstreamer0.10-plugins-good{a} gvfs{a} 
  libart2.0-cil{a} libavahi-glib1{a} libavc1394-0{a} libbonobo2-0{a} libbonobo2-common{a} 
  libbonoboui2-0{a} libbonoboui2-common{a} libboo2.0-cil{a} libclutter-1.0-0{a} libgconf2.0-cil{a} 
  libgdiplus{a} libglade2.0-cil{a} libglib2.0-cil{a} libgnome-vfs2.0-cil{a} libgnome2-0{a} 
  libgnome2-common{a} libgnome2.24-cil{a} libgnomeui-0{a} libgnomeui-common{a} libgnomevfs2-0{a} 
  libgnomevfs2-common{a} libgtk2.0-cil{a} libiec61883-0{a} libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil{a} 
  libmono-addins0.2-cil{a} libmono-cairo2.0-cil{a} libmono-corlib2.0-cil{a} 
  libmono-data-tds2.0-cil{a} libmono-posix2.0-cil{a} libmono-security2.0-cil{a} 
  libmono-sharpzip2.84-cil{a} libmono-sqlite2.0-cil{a} libmono-system-data2.0-cil{a} 
  libmono-system-web2.0-cil{a} libmono-system2.0-cil{a} libmono-zeroconf1.0-cil{a} libmono2.0-cil{a} 
  libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil{a} libndesk-dbus1.0-cil{a} libnotify0.4-cil{a} libproxy0{a} 
  libraw1394-11{a} libsoup-gnome2.4-1{a} libsoup2.4-1{a} libsqlite0{a} libtaglib2.0-cil{a} 
  mono-2.0-gac{a} mono-gac{a} mono-runtime{a} 
The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
  binfmt-support brasero gnome-mount gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-x libgnomevfs2-extra 
  libmono-i18n-west2.0-cil podsleuth 
0 packages upgraded, 55 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 25.2MB of archives. After unpacking 95.9MB will be used.
This is with apt configured not to install suggested and recommended packages.
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Maybe mpd with a front end of your choice, there are front ends for every taste. Sonata is a fairly light one or gmpc, maybe qmpdclient if you use KDE. There are even ncurses based ones, like ncmpc, if you want to use it without X.
Old 11-02-2009, 09:55 PM   #5
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Use MPlayer. It is simply the best. Quite like HBO, in fact. I have actually run a little distro on my system with 8MB RAM ( mem=8M ) and I actually played music on this with a statically linked MPlayer

Just run "mplayer -shuffle *" where you keep your music. Or, ( and this is brilliant ) do a 'find <my_music_folder> > ~/my_big_playlist' and then mplayer -shuffle -playlist ~/my_big_playlist' and have fun for hours !

And. MPLayer has lots of in-built audio / video filters, and it supports LADSPA too! So, if, like me, you have plenty of LADSPA plugins installed, you can have 'mplayer -af,' to use the Dyson Compressor by John H. dyson and an Ambisonic filter to rotate the aural plane, maximizing your listening experience !

In defense of "dependencies", I have to say that dependencies are a way to share common codebases. This means that all media players will usually depend on libogg and libvorbis rather than having to come up with their own, which in turn means stable and easier to maintain code, and also that developers do not always have to reinvent the wheel. And, dependencies are usually ~ 10k to 100k. If like me, you have a slow internet connection, make a list of all the stuff you have to download, do wget -i list to get them and go make coffee. This arrangement is better, believe you me, that having to download a 29MB winamp every time and still it doesn't play headerless wave files correctly ( me and my band recorded this track on my system using Ardour - I ran it through MPlayer's audio filters and LADSPA Plugins ( the Dyson Compressor, TAP Equalizer ) with -ao pcm, and then when I gave it to my lead guitarist, his winamp wouldn't play it correctly. I told I had to give him an MP3 ). On Linux we have libavcodec, and all players who use it can play all kinds of stuff out of the box ( some better than others, MPlayer the best of all ).


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