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Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

 
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donoreo
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Media (Audio) players, what do you like? Reply with quote

It has been a while since LXF did a roundup of media players (Dec 2004). I was wondering what everyone's preferred application is. I was using Amarok on Gentoo and now am working with Rhythmbox on FC5.

What do you like and why? I am considering what to make my "standard" so I am just looking for input.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:01 pm    Post subject: RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like? Reply with quote

I find AmaroK too bloated and crashes a lot, somtimes locks up for no reason especially with streaming audio.

Rhythmbox is OK, but sometimes had problems again with streaming audio.

Currently prefer XMMS or it's clones BMP or Audacious. Winamp-esque, light on resources and do what they're supposed to. Only thing is they don't have any "library" facilities as such.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like? Reply with quote

I found Amarok would lock up as well. I like having the library functionality. Do any other than Amarok and Rhythmbox have it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give cmus a try if you want an audio player with 'library facilities' and without bloat.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject: RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like? Reply with quote

I use Quod Libet. it is a better Gnome/GTK player than Rhythmbox imho. I prefer Amarok but it doesn't fit very well in a Gnome desktop Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:29 pm    Post subject: RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like? Reply with quote

Banshee Music Player has a library function of sorts, and multiple playlists.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:40 pm    Post subject: RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like? Reply with quote

I've used Amarok in GNOME and had none of the issues mentioned here. Though admittedly I've not streamed any audio.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject: RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like? Reply with quote

I use Amarok, works well, no problems (currently 1.4-snv @1 week ago).

The only thing I would like to see is an import of .wav files into collection, but using the directory structure to provide basic tag information. It's not a biggy and there's not a lot of demand for it, thats how good amarok is that Im being that picky about it Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like? Reply with quote

Last night I installed Amarok (which needed kde-base which is annoying, kde-libs not enough I guess). I also set it up to use MYSQL for the first time rather than Sqlite. This does make it run faster with my almost 40GB of music (ripped all my wife's CDs at one point, she had lots). It seems quite stable on FC5. I added the non-free package for it from the Livna repo. It fits in fine with my Gnome desktop.

I used to be all KDE, but now I am trying to use Gnome to learn it. So far I like it, but there are a few KDE apps that are just better (K3B being one, Amarok possibly another).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use AmaroK and find it perfectly stable
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get my sound card to work. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amarok for me, using Gnome on Fedora Core 5. Streaming media from the Net and everything. No problems.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Amarok too, on Kubuntu, and the only problems I have with it are when I'm doing other sound related things while listening to music, e.g. ripping CDs in KAudioCreator.

I love Amarok, I'm a newbie, and nearly went back to the dark side. I was saved by a handful of can't-do-without apps, including Amarok.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmms for me.

Amorak cant get to grips with streaming audio from the station I listen to.
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