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Advice/ recommendations for a music player
« on: September 14, 2016, 10:16:25 am »
Gooday all,
I'm looking for help/ pointers for a minimalist mp3/audio player only, just to listen to mp3 songs/albums, NO radio/podcasts or streaming stuff and with low resources  ;)
I've tried all the music players in the repos and dislike them.
VLC is good but most of the video stuff can now be done within browser, so it's excess baggage.
Had a look via searches only to find alot which are not in the repos..are these safe?

Aqualung looked ok..

Any recommendations/ experiences/ advice on which to try?

Before anyone mentions it, NO I wont run Wine with a media player of any sort  :P
Thanks in advance

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Re: Advice/ recommendations for a music player
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 10:27:03 am »
Hi Acer
Well I only ever use Clementine, Audascious or Deadbeef - so no help there   sorry
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Re: Advice/ recommendations for a music player
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 10:40:42 am »
Thanks zebedeeboss,
I've tried audacious and clementine also.
This deadbeef (for want of better name), is it still being developed/ updated/ active?
I did come across that on my searches but, dead links stopped me in my tracks.

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Re: Advice/ recommendations for a music player
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 10:57:01 am »
Hi Acer

http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/  April of this year

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Re: Advice/ recommendations for a music player
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 11:07:17 am »
+1 for DeadBeef .. for a simple "player"

also +1 for Clementine .. for a more heavyweight option.
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Re: Advice/ recommendations for a music player
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 11:18:19 am »
Just what i'm after zebedeeboss.
Simple little mp3 player where you can make your own playlists, 2% cpu usage too, nice.
Kudos your way dude.. :)

be nice to get other options/views too
« Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 11:20:56 am by acer »

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Re: Advice/ recommendations for a music player
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 11:02:56 am »
Perhaps gnome-mplayer? It comes pre-installed on Lubuntu so it has to be somewhat decent...
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Re: Advice/ recommendations for a music player
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 11:45:46 am »
Hi acer, I've been using Clementine for ages.  I'm now using the one in the official PPA, Version 1.3.1-228-gd9b3a93.  It has a shed load of features and it works really well too.  DeaDBeeF is very lightweight.  It's also an excellent music player.  It's very customizable but a bit fiddly to set up.  Once you've it the way you want it, you'll realize it's well worth the effort  ;).
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Re: Advice/ recommendations for a music player
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2016, 12:06:57 pm »
Perhaps gnome-mplayer? It comes pre-installed on Lubuntu so it has to be somewhat decent...
Thanks Kyle,
yeah tried it but still not what I was looking for at the time.
Decent enough player for different audio/video.  ;)

Hi acer, I've been using Clementine for ages.  I'm now using the one in the official PPA, Version 1.3.1-228-gd9b3a93.  It has a shed load of features and it works really well too.  DeaDBeeF is very lightweight.  It's also an excellent music player.  It's very customizable but a bit fiddly to set up.  Once you've it the way you want it, you'll realize it's well worth the effort  ;).
Hi Andy,
I did settle with DeaDBeef and I really like it.
As you say, once set-up with the tabs for albums etc..it does exactly what I want it to, play music with low system resources.
* that reminds me*
What i have to try is, to see if it will remember my 32Gb Flashdrive with a sh!tload of songs on it so that none of the songs are physically on the system when unplugged.
PluG 'n' Play from device to device.

cheers