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Old 08-16-2003, 01:01 PM   #1
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Smile a better AIM?


Hey everyone, i finnaly got Linux on my good computer. The only thing i really dont like is GAIM, and theres no music jukebox. I really really really loved Windows Media Player 9. But i cant find these necessities for linux.

Where can i find a good AIM (besides the one on the AOL site)?
Where can i find a great jukebox?
 
Old 08-16-2003, 02:34 PM   #2
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Well, probably the best and most suggested choice is GAIM, which supports about all the IM protocols out there. Nothing really is better or compares to GAIM at this point when using Linux.

About the jukebox, well, you can use mplayer which is probably the most recommended media type player, which plays about every type of media file on the planet. Most others will recommend maybe xmms for mp3 or ogg formats to play.

Have a search around the forums here or google.com as there are plenty of discussions asking/covering this topic.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:48 PM   #3
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You could get Netscape (I'm using 7.1) It has a nice and fast AIM Ibuilt system. And as trickykid suggested, mplayer rocks. It's better then Windows Media Player 9.0 for sure (which is the most buggy from MS so far too... 7x was OK).
 
Old 08-17-2003, 01:06 PM   #4
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how do i install mplayer using the source download?
the instructions supplied sucks.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 01:32 PM   #5
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try using the forum search button. This has been answered really many times . You could also tell us if you found useful or not Gaim or Netscape AIM because in the case someone check the forum, they can use this as a thread reference. Still about mplayer, I know the documentations are not good, but it should let you get started very well. If you later face a problem or are unsure to take a next step then we can help you. Providing more specifications such as which Linux distribution you are using also won't do any harm. Some distros, as RedHat are pretty easy to install using apt-get, while others, as Mandrake 9.1 already are shipped with mplayer...
 
  


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