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Old 02-27-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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I want a kick-butt media player


I'm new to this stuff so I'm just getting accustomed to installing applications. I figured out how to install much needed stuff, for the most part anyways. But now I want a really good media player. One that is both cosmetically sleek and lightweight.

I dont know how applications are in regards to cross-platforms of Linux systems so I asked here since I'm running Ubuntu 5.10.

Any suggestions? And if you do suggest something you may need to guide me through the install. So far I really like the idea of how I just type "sudo apt-get install application_name" for the most part on everything I installed thus far, is it the same for everything else?

So I guess it's a 2 part question.
 
Old 02-27-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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XMMS for music and Mplayer for movies.

Been using xmms for years and it's great for music. I personally believe that mplayer is the best media player for movies out there. The link posted below references an easy guide to follow regarding installing many different applications.



http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu

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Old 02-27-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
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Yeah that link is GREAT! I've been following that for all the things I've installed so far and it's been great. Let me try this one out.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 03:45 PM   #4
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Hands down the best musik player that I have found so far is Amarok. That thing is just badass. It is a little bigger than winamp with all the plugins I used to use, but it rocks. If you want something slimmer, you could try Rhythmbox. It is a mix between foobar and iTunes.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 04:11 PM   #5
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What I used on Windows was Winamp and I could minimize it down to the system tray which was great and outta the way. I also had controls with a firefox plugin that had the buttons on my browser and since that was open the most it was great. Anything that can come close to this?
 
Old 03-01-2006, 05:32 PM   #6
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XMMS is a lot like Winamp and not real sure if firefox possesses a pluggin for XMMS. You could install gdesklets to control XMMS but gdesklets is controlled from the desktop.
 
  


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