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Old 04-05-2006, 05:45 AM   #1
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Audio player suggestions?

At the moment im using amarok, which doesn the job but doesnt look so pretty and have extremely limited volume controls (0% 25% 50% 75% and 100%)

i've used xmms before but i couldnt get it produce any sound at all, anyone got any suggestions on any other audio software for playing mp3's ?
Old 04-05-2006, 05:55 AM   #2
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Chances are the xmms no sound problem is due to your output settings and volume controls. Double check them in xmms and your prefered mixer.

Personaly i prefer xmms as a mp3 player, Totem as a CD player (or a basic CD playing app).

I have heared good things about VLC and Xine, They (I think) do all types of media.
Old 04-05-2006, 05:57 AM   #3
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ok thanks, i'll check out xmms once more later, did like the way it looked.

cheers for your quick reply
Old 04-05-2006, 08:56 AM   #4
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To further the previous poster, Amarok *does* do fully-incremental volume adjustments, so it does sound like something more fundamentally wrong with your audio configuration. Also remember that pretty much all media players are fully themeable too to make it look however you want
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Amarok is themeable, there are lots of themes and mods at
Old 04-05-2006, 07:04 PM   #6
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I *heart* amaroK, except:

- Its loading of large playlists is EXTREMELY slow (I ripped my entire CD collection, well everything except "On an Island" because I just bought it, plus quite a few DVD audio tracks (not DVD-A DRM crapfest, but video DVD sound tracks, some broken down by chapter)
- The equalizer stinks - well, the EQ is actually nice but when enabled it drops the sound level by 6db or more.

Good lightweight GUI players (by comparison)
- xmms (very modular, great stuff)
- xine (and derivatives, including kaffiene)
Old 04-05-2006, 07:16 PM   #7
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I personal prefer mplayer, beacause it's really lite, it's usefull to play also video formarts, and you can use it with a GUI called gmplayer. For xmms, if I remember correctly, you should check also if you have installed the right plugins.


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