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Old 03-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Audio player for Linux

I'm looking for great audio player that has it all - sound quality, easy to use, functionality and eye-candy if possible. For Windows there is plenty great players - Foobar2000, Winamp, Apollo(sound quality isn't skinnable), The KMPlayer etc...but my favourite is AIMP2 - it's awesome for people who have lot of music files and want everything from other players.. I tried QMMP and Audacious(remade XMMS) and Amarok but they doesn't offer much.. Also i tried run AIMP2 with wine but it doesn't work in Mint 9(it did on Ubuntu Ultimate 2.8 though for some reason) and foobar2000 but some features of this program are blocked in wine like equalizer preset load + firefox addon to control foobar while browsing web can't be used aswell..i also went through alternative list(P.S.) but i don't see anything close..

Any suggestions would be nice - including how to get AIMP2 work in wine on Linux Mint 9 (im using this distro atm but im looking for universal solution since i might move later to other Linux or BSD). Thanks before

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And it is skinnable and has skins available for it.

The original XMMS, if you don't care about playlists and ratings and all that stuff (as I don't); it's no longer being developed, but it's out there and it works just fine. It not only is skinnable, it will also accept Winamp skins through Winamp v. 3. You can even use the old Winamp skin creator thingee (SkinAmp) to build your own skins for it, but you have to have Windows to run SkinAmp.
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Originally Posted by frankbell View Post

I use VLC because others have failed to play some file formats but VLC has never let me down yet. That doesn't mean others are not any good but so far VLC is 1st on my list. Banshee comes 2nd for me.
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i just installed audacious after being frustrated with VLC. the playlist is really horrible in VLC, if I point it to my music folder in ubuntu 10.10, it loads up all the files, but subdirectories have the same icon as music files and you have to double-click on it or play it once to open up the full folder. Once I added all the whole folder to the playlist pane and this time it displayed folders with a folder icon, but when i double clicked on the folder it crashed the program... it played music fine though...
i wish audacious had better global hotkey handling. i think there is an old plugin, but i hear it has some bugs, too...

you might try listen music player, i hear it is like a beefed up rhythmbox. songbird, too, maybe, although mixing in a music player with a browser seems like a little too much...
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audacious, rhythmbox, quodlibet , umplayer, minitunes, amarok2, gmusicbrowser, clementine,
banshee, lots of choicecs.

Also you might take a look at Goggles Music Manager


alternative, amarok, audio, mediaplayer, music

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