Music players shakedown

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Sep 18, 2012.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Playing music is easy, just choose a media player of some sort and fire up a few songs. With the right plugins or codecs installed, you will hear sound pouring from the speakers. Easy. However, finding the right software to suit your needs, taste and mood, and help you organize music – is not. Today, we have a little contest coming up, between Amarok, Clementine, and Tomahawk.

    http://netrunner-mag.com/?p=1861


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Wroll

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    From all those players I would have picked Clementine too, but I use Audacious and DeadBeef on my Linux machine. I didn't find a player on Linux to match Foobar2000 though.
     
  3. moontan

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    i must have tried all of them, on Windows and Linux.

    the best one i have found is Audacious.

    my criteria for "best" are the sound enhancing plugins.

    Audacious has the Crystalizer (set to 0.5) and Extra Stereo (set to 1.5) built-in sound effects that really enhanced the music without messing it like most output plugins do.

    it even sounds better than the iZotope OzoneMP plugin for Winamp compatible plugin players.

    it's also available for Windows (version 3.2.4 works the best for Windows) and also portable for both Linux and Windows.
     
  4. mack_guy911

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    i used default audio sometimes and to be honest only VLC 99% of time for playing both audio and video :)
     
  5. The Seeker

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    I've not found a player on Linux that I'm satisfied with. DeaDBeeF is OK, but feels like a severely stripped down version of foobar2000, which Wroll rightly pointed out has no equivalent on Linux.
     
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    What does foobar do that Amar0k, Rhythmbox or Banshee don't?
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    I just uploaded my music to Google Music. Easy and I can access it on my phone/ any computer, which is great. I have it all on CDs anyways and my 128GB means I don't want to put anything on the disk that I don't need.
     
  9. guest

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    Well I tried several lately and the best seems to be
    Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
     
  10. Snoop3

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    eh, i just use VLC whether windows or ubuntu.
     
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