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I prefer mplayer, it hasn't ever failed me yet (came close once).
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Eh. It doesn't like my Bluray rips. Handles my lower bit rate stuff for movies fine but definitely not a music player in my opinion.

XBMC Linux opinions?
Other potentially over looked audio players?

Thanks guys.
plays my Bluray rips fine

not a music player

than what is


I don't get you

just try XBMC why ask it's free
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I prefer mplayer, it hasn't ever failed me yet (came close once).
I stream most of my music via Icecast so until recently I used mplayer to pick up the stream to play on clients. I ran into issues with the recent version though. Whenever the source stream transitioned from one song to the next mplayer would break with an error "cache not filling".

Apparently it is a confirmed bug with recent versions. I dropped a few versions back and streaming works fine. However the older versions can't play some of my videos so I keep mplayer as is and use another client to stream.
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I stream most of my music via Icecast so until recently I used mplayer to pick up the stream to play on clients. I ran into issues with the recent version though. Whenever the source stream transitioned from one song to the next mplayer would break with an error "cache not filling".

Apparently it is a confirmed bug with recent versions. I dropped a few versions back and streaming works fine. However the older versions can't play some of my videos so I keep mplayer as is and use another client to stream.
Why not stream through MPD/XMMS2? Or use Jack (I think it has that?)? That's just a solution for streaming audio, I don't know much for video streaming. At least not the streaming part, I can do client side. =P
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plays my Bluray rips fine

not a music player

than what is


I don't get you

just try XBMC why ask it's free
Hmm...asked for that one about VLC didn't I? LOL. Overlooking things now = Guess I should call it a night.

The question about XBMC was whether it was worthwhile as an attempt to replace both a music player like Audacious and a video player like SMPlayer.

I'm just always looking at new things. But will try XBMC out anyway.
     
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Why not stream through MPD/XMMS2? Or use Jack (I think it has that?)? That's just a solution for streaming audio, I don't know much for video streaming. At least not the streaming part, I can do client side. =P
I run six instances of MPD streaming out one port. I haven't tried XMMS2 or Jack for streaming. XMMS has a ton of GUI dependencies doesn't it? It would be a bit of an issue with my headless server.
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Uhh if you're willing to switch to Gnome you could run Songbird which is fantastic.
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I run six instances of MPD streaming out one port. I haven't tried XMMS2 or Jack for streaming. XMMS has a ton of GUI dependencies doesn't it? It would be a bit of an issue with my headless server.
XMMS2 =! XMMS, completely different code base. The XMMS project was picked up by Audacious and that's where it went. XMMS2 however is completely without a GUI, though you have interfaces like MPD. XMMS2 doesn't have some features that MPD does and vice versa though, you need to read up on that if you are thinking about it.
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Looks good I'll check it out. There is one thing I don't like about MPD and that is needing to create a DB.
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Digging the options guys. Just curious though. What about a full media suite?

Any opinions on XBMC?
XBMC is really nice as a media center. It play almost any codec or format, and has good support for all types of hardware acceleration. I've also always been a fan of milkdrop visualizations, and it includes projectM as a visualization option when you play music.

But what I'm really confused about, is how nobody in this thread has mentioned Boxee yet.

Boxee is based on the XBMC project, so it includes all that I mentioned above, but also includes a media-center-friendly method of watching TV shows online, with some social media stuff integrated with it. Also, instead of searching the internet for XBMC plugins, Boxee already has a ton of apps you can install from one centralized location, or even add other repositories for 3rd party apps (fuzzthed.com).

It's still in Beta. I've been using since Alpha, and I can say that it has improved a lot. I have it running as the primary GUI in both my living room and bedroom.
The only gripes I can say is that there are still some websites that block Boxee (but there are ways around that), some of the apps don't really work, and the initial library index can take hours.

It's built for Ubuntu, but I've had it running on Debian Squeeze without any problems, and it's now very easy to install it on Arch.

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I prefer mplayer, it hasn't ever failed me yet (came close once).
Smplayer is a good GUI for mplayer. The only situation where I prefer VLC over mplayer is with dvd menu navigation.

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Uhh if you're willing to switch to Gnome you could run Songbird which is fantastic.
Didn't they discontinue their linux support?

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Originally Posted by evermooingcow View Post
Looks good I'll check it out. There is one thing I don't like about MPD and that is needing to create a DB.
The db is stored in a single file, and it really just takes a few minutes to do the initial build. After that, updating is pretty quick.
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