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Old 06-17-2014, 06:09 AM   #1
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Looking for a simple audio player


For many years I've been using Audacious with no problem. But now that I'm using KDE instead of Gnome, I'm not able to find a player which suits my needs. I need it to be simple, nothing about importing libraries and bla bla bla like Amarok, Clementine and all those. It has to provide both open file (i.e. add a file cleaning the list) and add file (i.e. append file to the list), shuffle and repeat.

Basically, what I'm looking for is an alternative to Audacious because in KDE it doesn't show folders before files, and that is really annoying. I've tried qmmp but it does not clean the list when opening a file, just append it.
 
Old 06-17-2014, 06:25 AM   #2
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what about vlc?
 
Old 06-17-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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I don't like video players as audio players. Same goes to smplayer which is the application I use to play videos

edit: anyway, just checked and VLC doesn't clean the list when opening a file. It's the same reason I discarded qmmp

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:39 AM   #4
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qmmp is a winamp clone
 
Old 06-17-2014, 08:45 AM   #5
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maybe you can customize something with play/aplay and zenity calls ?
 
Old 06-17-2014, 08:52 AM   #6
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Quote:
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qmmp is a winamp clone
did you read what I said?

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maybe you can customize something with play/aplay and zenity calls ?
I guess that is too much work. There should be any clone (real clone, no like qmmp) of Winamp or Audacious.

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Old 06-17-2014, 09:01 AM   #7
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KDE Dyslexic myself. Simple? I use moc and cmus. Song playing is shown in conky with my conky edits. Plays radio streams also.
Pretty simple.

Not sure if Goggles or LXplayer or some of the other small players fit your criteria. Like Deadbeef as another example

Maybe StreamTuner is another option. Maybe? I don't know.

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Old 06-17-2014, 02:19 PM   #8
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http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 06-17-2014, 07:32 PM   #9
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gengisdave, does qmmp support Winamp/XMMS skins?
 
Old 06-17-2014, 07:46 PM   #10
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gengisdave, does qmmp support Winamp/XMMS skins?
It does on my AntiX 11 Desktop that runs QMMP. They have to have a certain file extention like .wsz I think.
I am not near that desktop right now. Maybe later I will edit this post and show what skins I have in ~/.qmmp/skins
directory.

Edit: booted up other desktop

Code:
harry@biker:~/.qmmp/skins$ ls
126529-Qmmp_Winamp_5.wsz  crystalsvg.wsz
140454-NatAmp20b.wsz      expensivehifi.wsz
bmw_club_belarus.wsz      sonympfx3v222.wsz
2nd edit. I run cmus and moc and xmms on this box also. It is a media center/playtoy for when guys come over to the motorcycle shop.

Code:
harry@biker:~/.xmms/Skins$ ls
126529-Qmmp_Winamp_5.wsz  crystalsvg.wsz
140454-NatAmp20b.wsz      expensivehifi.wsz
bmw_club_belarus.wsz      sonympfx3v222.wsz

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Old 06-17-2014, 07:57 PM   #11
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Thanks. I'll have to take a look at qmmp.

*.wsx is the default extension for Winamp skins.

One of the things I really liked about Winamp and XMMS was the skin-ability. I used to have a little Windows program called skinamp that I would use to make Winamp/XMMS skins from my own photos. I still have my collection.
 
  


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