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Media/Audio/video player?

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What do you guys use, or whats your favorite

Media (audio + video), Audio, Or video player.

Mine, atm would have to be MPlayer for all of them. But I may start using other audio players due to (possible) lack of features

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For audio I usually just use beep-media-player or lately xmms. Although I like rythmbox and amaroK for just listening to music xmms/beep-media-player is the simplest and comes more naturally to me.

For video I usually use what works best for the given movie, but lately I'm beginning to like totem and mplayer was also one of my favourites, so I'd say those two.

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I use Kaffeine for listening to music while I am doing something else (like now) and for watching DVDs and playing audio/video streams from internet.

I use MPlayer for other video files and Amarok for listening to music (when I simply listen to music without doing anything else), because Amarok can nicely fetch artist/album information from Wikipedia and get lyrics.

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I tent to use mplayer for video, and one-off audio files, xmms for audio and ogle for DVD's.

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JuK, because it doesn't flash, make weird action noises, hides nicely, and allows me to listen to music while I work without disturbing me. Also it respects that I may want to focus my system resources on something else other than a flashy music player/manager.

I guess there are a few more reasons... it's a fairly small app, in respect to something more like amaroK and even with it's small design, it allows me to find what I want to listen to within seconds out of my several thousand files.

Last reason I guess, because it uses my splash screen. Hehe.

Otherwise, I am happy to run xmms/bmp, Rythmbox, amaroK and so forth. Smiling

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Aaah, I think there is something about Bangor that makes us use XMMS, and Mplayer Laughing out loud

The same as dylunio.

James

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"stojic" wrote:

I use Kaffeine for listening to music while I am doing something else (like now) and for watching DVDs and playing audio/video streams from internet.

I use MPlayer for other video files and Amarok for listening to music (when I simply listen to music without doing anything else), because Amarok can nicely fetch artist/album information from Wikipedia and get lyrics.

Kaffeine can use MPlayer as the backend. If you didn't compile Kaffeine, install the devel package, install KPlayer and run kaffeine -w.

I use Kaffeine because it can use multiple backends when one doesn't work, plus it has a simple UI and it's KDE.

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"a thing" wrote:

Kaffeine can use MPlayer as the backend. If you didn't compile Kaffeine, install the devel package, install KPlayer and run kaffeine -w.

That is true, but I am used to MPlayer, its command line options and keybindings during play, and I think I'll lose all that if I run it through Kaffeine.

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For music, I'm using xmms right now. I've used close to every music player around, and I really don't like just about all of em. xmms is just what I'm used to. One day I may finish writing the one I started, maybe not. Or maybe xmms2 will turn out to be something I like, it looks quite interesting, and is somewhat similar to mpd, which I did like but had a few annoyances with.

Video I use xine. Usually gxine frontend, but I been looking at totem lately, I'm just not sure I want to install all the gnome crap it needs. I got mplayer, but I haven't used it in a very long time. Weird that I install it on every build, but never use it. Maybe one day I will.