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Now that I've baited you feel free to lay into me with what you got for options.

Maybe I'm just not experienced enough but as much as I love KDE I detest Amarok right now. The whole crossfade failure with cutting off the beginning and end of songs along with it's little temper tantrums in general have really made me lose hair. I'm not sure how Banshee or Rythmbox would workout in KDE so I'm kind of anxious about installing Gnome's players in here. But if they don't share the same problems that Amarok had then I'm willing to risk it.

If there was one thing I liked about Amarok it was global keys so I didn't have to switch to it (which I can't seem to get working in SMPlayer) to skip or pause or stop.

I've been looking around but the ironic thing is that the promising ones seem to be outdated or abandoned. So I'm hoping you guys know of something great. Thanks.
     
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I've been looking around but the ironic thing is that the promising ones seem to be outdated or abandoned. So I'm hoping you guys know of something great. Thanks.
You've got that right.... Songbird looked really promising... But they cut it. I hardly boot and stay in my Ubuntu partition because I enjoy listening to music when I browse the web, and yet. None of the programs I try and use, can't access my iTunes Server on my FreeNAS box.
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I prefer Audacious, it is kinda like oldschool Winamp. Well, it's built off the old XMMS code which was modeled after Winamp. Banshee is a champ, I use it in OSX all the time, other than that I hate the rest. In fact the only reason why I like Banshee is because OSX has really crappy selections. No XMMS/Audacious/Winamp. I could use mpd I believe? I don't remember if I got it working or not, but that doesn't have an equalizer so BLAH. I have to have a working eq, otherwise I won't use it period.

[edit] I don't see how having KDE makes a difference, I use KDE and everything works fine.

[edit2]
http://audacious-media-player.org/

Audacious is my FAVORITE player period. I know MPD can apparently load larger libraries but it has no EQ support. I used to use the original skin (looked like winamp/xmms) but now I use the GTK2 skin because it has tabbed playlists.

[minor edit] OOOOOO ALPHA!!! I <3 alpha testing.
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Try Deadbeef!

Snappy, light weight and very stable Foobar2000 clone that handles a huge range of audio formats. No Gnome/KDE dependencies.

MPD+client is good but I feel it is cumbersome for just playing local files on your local machine.
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KDE with Gnome's audio player children (Banshee/Rythmbox) it just seemed like asking for something to go wrong mixing the DE's parts like that.

Well, I grabbed Audacious and like it except I never used winamp so getting used to such a barebone UI is going to take some time. No ability to change key bindings from what I could find (I've had it for 5 minutes). I guess I'm just wishing there was a non-sucky version of Amarok right now. If anyone knows of something better feel free but so far Audacious is patching the wound I've got with audio in Linux.

EDIT: Damn the cow! LOL. Now that is one tempting looking player. Still a bit minimal but I might grab it too. Thanks guys. These seem to be the less talked about players.
Edited by Rookie1337 - 2/6/11 at 9:21pm
     
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lol Audacious has two UI's, the GTK and the older one... I and there should be plenty of settings. I like a barebones music player because it's just that, for music. I don't use it to play video or anything else, it runs 24/7 (not playing of course) and is never closed.

[edit] I forgot to mention, it's abilities are in it's plugins. It's got a massive plugin collection, global hotkeys, and you can add to them with outside sources. Audacious is a huge project.
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lol Audacious has two UI's, the GTK and the older one... I and there should be plenty of settings. I like a barebones music player because it's just that, for music. I don't use it to play video or anything else, it runs 24/7 (not playing of course) and is never closed.

[edit] I forgot to mention, it's abilities are in it's plugins. It's got a massive plugin collection, global hotkeys, and you can add to them with outside sources. Audacious is a huge project.
Where do you get at the global hotkeys? Or do you have to make them yourself?

And I can't seem to get anything but the GTK theme to work right. The other shrinks to something too small to read and barely able to click on the right thing not to mention the font disappears.

EDIT: I'm sure confused by the interface right now but I found the plugin needed was already included after searching.
Deadbeef for the netbook is on my mind though.
Edited by Rookie1337 - 2/6/11 at 9:38pm
     
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Hotkeys are in plugins, preferences => plugins.=> General

[edit] look around at the plugins. =P Don't be afraid.
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I'm a huge audiophile and musicjunkie and MPD is my preferred music player on any OS.
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I'm a huge audiophile and musicjunkie and MPD is my preferred music player on any OS.
No EQ!!! I'd use it more too but it has NO EQ!!! It angers me sooooooo much.

[edit] I know your not to blame, it just makes me so sad. ='(
Edited by mushroomboy - 2/6/11 at 9:51pm
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