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What do you use to play music?

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xmms  <-> 65% 362 votes
beep  <-> 13% 77 votes
juK  <-> 3% 21 votes
kaffeine  <-> 3% 17 votes
Rhythmbox  <-> 9% 55 votes
zinf  <-> 1% 7 votes
Total 551 votes

 

 

 

Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (157.181.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jul 2005 at 16:54
I use amaroK, of course.

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jul 2005 at 17:13
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What advantages does this have to the lightweight and extensible xmms package?

Steve
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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by ajt (82.133.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jul 2005 at 21:38
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amaroK too - in fact I'm sure it was in the suggestion for the poll.

If you use KDE, then it integrates nicly into the tray thingy. The GUI is clean and easy to see, no silly bitmap skins. It stay out of the way but when you need it, it's all there as a KDE application, rather than some funky home made GUI.

I also like the way it organises your music, much like Zinf, it knows about everything, and you just pick what you want, rather than messing with playlists - which it also supports if you are that way inclined.

If you don't use KDE then there isn't any point really.

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"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jul 2005 at 21:42
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There were too many options for the poll, the most we support right now is seven. That's why some got dropped.

The lack of a music-manager component to xmms is the only real omission. For me personally I usually stream via playlists so it's not a huge omission but I liked the way that zinf did it.

(zinf is a new fork of freeamp, a project I once wrote code for .. so it's always been a project I've liked)

Steve
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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by nathanbullock (142.179.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jul 2005 at 18:57
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MPlayer

Although I seldomly use my computer for listening to much else than internet radio stations....

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (212.202.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jul 2005 at 19:36
I use xmms. I have a very special setup. It is running in a vnc server, playlists (from gnump3d) are transfered by ssh to the box and started using xmms-shell. I also have the goodnigth, lirc and alarm plugin installed.

This way homeserver acts as an music box.

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Jul 2005 at 20:56
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Gotta love people using gnump3d, in my impartial fashion ;)

Steve
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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (67.116.xx.xx) on Sun 17 Jul 2005 at 21:06
:) Now if XMMS and beep could only stream FLAC I'd be happy.

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by sbp (193.136.xx.xx) on Thu 14 Jul 2005 at 00:56
cplay and/or playmp3list

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by jrasmussen0 (67.52.xx.xx) on Thu 14 Jul 2005 at 13:43
I love the Rhythmbox application. It reminds me of Apple's iTunes player.

If only they incorporated some type of plugin system for ipodder stuff.

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (195.14.xx.xx) on Thu 14 Jul 2005 at 18:43
I use mplayer (mplayerhq.hu) and it is strange for me there is no such item in the pool. It is a very popular player. T think only XMMS is a more popular one.
eugrus

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (221.134.xx.xx) on Thu 14 Jul 2005 at 19:48
Where is amaroK... It's perhaps the best out there as a media manager.

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (84.77.xx.xx) on Thu 14 Jul 2005 at 23:09
beep-media-player

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (144.173.xx.xx) on Fri 15 Jul 2005 at 11:13
I use `mpd' (http://www.musicpd.org) and `ncmpc' as an ncurses-based console frontend. I was looking for a decent console-interfaced player, and this one has been the best so far, and I'll probably use mpd in an HTPC for playing music in my lounge at some point :)

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (213.208.xx.xx) on Fri 15 Jul 2005 at 12:52
I use `cplay` - ncurses based tool.

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by maxk (192.115.xx.xx) on Fri 15 Jul 2005 at 19:06
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Am I the only one using amarok?

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (85.202.xx.xx) on Fri 15 Jul 2005 at 19:14
U FORGOT >>>AMAROK

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hello?!
Posted by Anonymous (213.39.xx.xx) on Sun 17 Jul 2005 at 19:25
amaroK!

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (65.78.xx.xx) on Sun 17 Jul 2005 at 20:18
xmms preferred, but as I write this comment, I'm listening to some real audio .rm files that only play for me on mplayer.

Can xmms do that with a plug-in (for sarge)? Nothing appropriate appears in an aptitude search for xmms.

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by Anonymous (141.70.xx.xx) on Mon 18 Jul 2005 at 01:20
my vote for amarok!

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Re: What do you use to play music?
Posted by kyy (130.230.xx.xx) on Mon 18 Jul 2005 at 12:12
My GUI-lover husband uses amaroK and I hate it - it stumbles.

I prefer mpg123 or xmms.

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