Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

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Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

Postby donoreo » Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:55 pm

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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RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

Postby M0PHP » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:01 pm

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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RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

Postby donoreo » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:54 pm

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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Postby moAlleyCat » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:34 pm

Give cmus a try if you want an audio player with 'library facilities' and without bloat.
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RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

Postby Flea » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:43 pm

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 :-(
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RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

Postby M0PHP » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:29 pm

Banshee Music Player has a library function of sorts, and multiple playlists.
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RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

Postby GMorgan » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:40 pm

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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RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

Postby nordle » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:21 pm

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 :)
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RE: Media (Audio) players, what do you like?

Postby donoreo » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:10 pm

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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Postby Hello » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:04 pm

Use AmaroK and find it perfectly stable
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Postby TheDoctor » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:58 pm

I can't get my sound card to work. :cry:
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Postby Huw » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:32 pm

Amarok for me, using Gnome on Fedora Core 5. Streaming media from the Net and everything. No problems.
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Postby mdgreaney » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:58 am

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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Postby bigblack » Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:31 am

xmms for me.

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