Favourite Media Player ?

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  1. The Outsider

    The Outsider Beneath The Eyelids

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    Been playing with many media players these days, still haven't found something that exactly matches my taste.

    So, I wonder what people use as a media (mainly audio) player under Linux/GNU ?
     
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    amarok is a good player
    Features
    # Quick and simple drag and drop playlist creation
    # Super eye-candy interface
    # Multiple backends supported ( xine, helix and NMM)
    # 10 band equalizer
    # Automatic cover art download using Amazon services
    # The unique and powerful Context Browser
    # Automatic play-statistics generation (iRate style)
    # Full lyrics download
    # Read about your bands with embedded wikipedia browsing!
    # Funky visualisations from libvisual and XMMS
    # KDE integration
    # Streaming MP3 streams, including Last.fm streams.
    # Crossfading
    # Podcasting Support
    # Fully configurable translucent OSD for track changes
    # K3B (CD-burning) integration
    # Style your Context Browser with custom CSS styles
    # Save space in your Context Browser with collapsable boxes
    # Show the Context Browser without Amarok open through the Konqueror sidebar!
    # Full support for Last.FM! Share your music taste with friends on the net
    # Generate dynamic playlists based on last.fm suggestions
    # Support for SQLite, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases ensuring fast collection access
    # Support for your iPod, iRiver, PlaysForSure, NJB, and generic USB device with the all new media-browser
    # Powerful scripting interface, allowing for easy extension of Amarok
    # Complete DCOP access
    # Translated into more than 50 languages, thanks to the KDE localization team.
     
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    The Outsider

    The Outsider Beneath The Eyelids

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    ah don't need suggestions mate, just wanna know what the members use :lol:
     
  4. kalpik

    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    amaroK, the best player there is (linux or otherwise too).
     
  5. Desmond David

    Desmond David Destroy Erase Improve

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    amaroK, th best there is. But,I like Helix and Rythmbox too.
     
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    manas Wandering in the zone ...

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    amarok.........
    Simply rocks !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    amarok , xine , xmms , all work fine for me.
     
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    I use XMMS with WinAmp skins!!
     
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    xmms+Xine => complete thing!
     
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    audacious+plugins good,rhythmbox=very good,Listen Music player=OK and there are exaile(Exaile is a media player aiming to be similar to KDE's AmaroK, but for GTK+),mesk(Mesk is a PyGtk+ audio player that supports multiple playlists and plugins) and other many players that i use randomly.
    visit:
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    for more debs
    What I use Most Time for Audio:RhythmBox
    What I use Most Time for Video:Xine player
    totem+gstreamer also is good.
     
  11. sariq

    sariq Guest

    i am using xmms with winamp5 skin, looks cool,sounds fine
     
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    I think

    XMMS+WMA Plugin+MP3 Plugin
    and MPLAYER

    makes a best combo............
     
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    people keep telling me about amarok. i've given amaraok / banshee / xmms / songbird / audacious / helix / rhythmbox all a try. all of them, barring xmms & rhythmbox have crashed on me. i found xmms quite handy with all the plugins available, but it the fact that it doesnt have a media library doenst help me one bit.

    so now i'm stuck with rhythmbox. its not too bad, just lacks an equalizer / sound output plugins. i still can't say i'm satisfied with a single music player in linux till date. Nothing to compare to winamp / foobar...
     
  14. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Amarok, VLC or mplayer are the ones i usually use.
    @adit_sen for last 2 yrs I have been trying to use amarok, it always used to hang up on my PC, but dunno somehow in last 2-3 months it's working fine. So, work is going on and keep submitting bug reports to KDE team. Hopefully, your problem is solved soon.
     
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  16. ray|raven

    ray|raven Think Zen.

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    Exaile! -- Amarok for GTK+----for audio
    Xine+win32----video
     
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    hai, I think Amarok is the best among any media player that available in LInuX.
     
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    hellknight BSD init pwns System V

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    Amarok rox! it really does and check out the 1.4 version
     
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    for linux, amarok is really the best player ever...:D
     
  20. sariq

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    i was trying various media players, and found
    beep-media-player
    it is like xmms but browsing through menu's is far better. winamp skins also work on it.

    anybody used it? check it out:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install beep-media-player
     
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