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What Media Player do you use (GUI only)?
amarok 33%  33%  [ 5 ]
ario 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
audacious 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
banshee 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
bmpx 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
exaile 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
gimmix 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
gmpc 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
gnomad 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
lastfmplayer 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
listen 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
moosic 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
muine 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
pympd 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
quodlibet 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
rhythmbox 20%  20%  [ 3 ]
sonata 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
xmms 27%  27%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 15
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 PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:48 am   
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What media player do you use?

If you use more than one let me know that too!

Curious minds want to know!

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A List of music players wrote:
adplay - A console player for AdLib music
alsaplayer - A heavily multi-threaded pluggable audio player.
amarok - Advanced audio player based on KDE framework.
aqualung - A music player for a wide range of formats designed for gapless playback
ario - a GTK2 MPD (Music Player Daemon) client inspired by Rythmbox
audacious - Audacious Player - Your music, your way, no exceptions
banshee - Import, organize, play, and share your music using a simple and powerful interface.
bmpx - Next generation Beep Media Player
bplay - No-frills command-line buffered player and recorder.
christine - Python, GTK+ and GStreamer based media player (audio and video)
decibel-audio-player - A GTK+ audio player which aims at being very straightforward to use.
exaile - a media player aiming to be similar to AmaroK, but for GTK+
flac123 - console app for playing FLAC audio files
gimmix - a graphical music player daemon (MPD) client written in C using GTK2.
glurp - Glurp is a GTK2 based graphical client for the Music Player Daemon
gmpc - A Gnome client for the Music Player Daemon.
gnomad - A GNOME2 frontend for Creative Players (Zen, JukeBox, etc ...)
gqmpeg - front end to various audio players, including mpg123
herrie - Herrie is a command line music player.
kmp - An MPD client that uses Qt
last-exit - Gnome/GTK+ alternative to the last.fm player
lastfmplayer - The player allows you to listen to last.fm radio streams
listen - A Music player and management for GNOME
madplay - The MAD audio player
mikmod - MikMod is a console MOD-Player based on libmikmod
moosic - Moosic is a music player that focuses on easy playlist management
mpc - A commandline client for Music Player Daemon (media-sound/mpd)
mpd - The Music Player Daemon (mpd)
mpdscribble - An MPD client that submits information to audioscrobbler.
mpg123 - a realtime MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 audio player for layers 1, 2 and 3.
mpg321 - Free MP3 player, drop-in replacement for mpg123
muine - A music player for GNOME
ncmpc - A ncurses client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD)
orpheus - Command line MP3 player.
pympd - a Rhythmbox-like PyGTK+ client for Music Player Daemon
quodlibet - Quod Libet is a GTK+-based audio player written in Python.
rhythmbox - Music management and playback software for GNOME
rplay - Play sounds on remote Unix systems, without sending audio data over the network.
sonata - an elegant GTK+ music client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD).
songbird - a highly customizable alternative to traditional desktop media players.
workman - Graphical tool for playing audio CDs on a CD-ROM drive
xfmpc - a GTK+ based MPD client focusing on low footprint.
yammi - MP3/Ogg/Wav-Manager and Jukebox


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Personally I use mpd and mpdscribble daemonized at system zstartup and either mpc or sonata for controlling mpd.

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XMMS and Amarok

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I recently started using Exaile but was previously using Amarok almost exclusively regardless of which desktop environment I used. Just like K3b - it's an application that I think is really well done and liked a lot.

Since the poll didn't specify whether it's "what you use most" vs. "what you're currently using", I put exaile - but Amarok wins the "use most" poll from a historical perspective.

I also use VLC and mplayer for video.

Edited to add video player preference

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mainly sonata these days but I still check on banshee and rhythmbox from time to time

I've used most but nota ll in the list - I think I have to give props to amarok which I tried as part of a short-lived experiment with a kde-4.0 spin of (k?)ubuntu a couple of months ago; the overall kde/ubuntu experience was mixed, but amarok was one of the qt apps that shone for me (just like k3b) - very well done

I note that despite an expansive list, songbird is not on there - still early days but I liked the concept

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I usually use Totem on my first try, but after it crashes or fails to open the media (like usual), I'll switch to usually mplayer for video, or bmp for streaming audio.


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jester wrote:
mainly sonata these days but I still check on banshee and rhythmbox from time to time

I've used most but nota ll in the list - I think I have to give props to amarok which I tried as part of a short-lived experiment with a kde-4.0 spin of (k?)ubuntu a couple of months ago; the overall kde/ubuntu experience was mixed, but amarok was one of the qt apps that shone for me (just like k3b) - very well done

I note that despite an expansive list, songbird is not on there - still early days but I liked the concept


Thats probably because it isn't in Gentoo portage, which is where i got the list from.

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Lord.DragonFly.of.Dawn wrote:
jester wrote:
mainly sonata these days but I still check on banshee and rhythmbox from time to time

I've used most but nota ll in the list - I think I have to give props to amarok which I tried as part of a short-lived experiment with a kde-4.0 spin of (k?)ubuntu a couple of months ago; the overall kde/ubuntu experience was mixed, but amarok was one of the qt apps that shone for me (just like k3b) - very well done

I note that despite an expansive list, songbird is not on there - still early days but I liked the concept


Thats probably because it isn't in Gentoo portage, which is where i got the list from.

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maybe not in portage but it can be added to an overlay with this ebuild
that said, I wouldn't use it regularly just yet - it's just an interesting concept


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I guess you were referring more specifically to audio players? When I think of a media player on a PC I tend to think of Video, or Video+Audio

I've never even heard of 2/3 of the players on that list, yet something as big as VLC isn't on there O.o??

For MP3s I use XMMS or Amarok.
For Video, mplayer or VLC.


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mp3- xmms
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XBMC for videos.
Amarok for music on the computer (xmms doesn't like compiz on this box... can't remember how I solved it last time)

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mplayer & xmms

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xmms with kaffeine frontend most often. Works well, and I'm still partial to KDE 3.5.x so no problems with it.

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I'm checking out this Songbird player. Quite good actually. I like the Hypemachine plug-in.

Aside from it's inability to play CDs and import them (or AIFF files, but I don't have any of those) it's a nice little player. Be nice if it could minimize to the system tray like Banshee, Amarok, or Exaile, but basically it's Firefox + media player but centered around the music not the browser.

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VHockey86 wrote:
I guess you were referring more specifically to audio players? When I think of a media player on a PC I tend to think of Video, or Video+Audio


I did indeed mean audio only.

Edited for clairity.

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There's another player out there called jajuk http://www.jajuk.info/index.php/Main_Page Its another maturing product. Looks promising, but I found it a bit slow. I just keep going back to amarok, but will have to give exhaile a try.

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