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What music player you are using?
« on: October 02, 2016, 02:35:19 am »
What music player you are using and why ?
Here on my installation i have Pragha music player installed, the lyrics feature seems useful and it is great to manage large music collections.

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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 02:44:00 am »
H darknet

I am using clementine. Not worried about Lyrics or large music collections - I simply like the asthetics.

I have also used audascious in the past, it's a nice lighweight simple music player as if deadbeef.

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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 02:49:06 am »
I use Clementine, using the official PPA version: clementine-player.  On my Xubuntu machine, I also use Clementine, only this one is the official developers PPA version.  I like Clementine because it's full featured and handles large databases well.  It's also has a very easy to use interface.  It's relatively lightweight in comparison to other full featured audio players  ;).
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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 03:07:11 am »
Audacious. it's simple and seems like winamp :)
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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 03:11:41 am »
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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 05:45:16 am »
I'm with the general consensus it's Clementine for me it just works  and as Andy & zeb said handles big collections flawlessly





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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 08:25:20 am »
DeaDBeef- minimalistic audio player, does exactly what I want it to do.  ;D
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Thanks to Zebedeeboss for the link in a previous thread.  ;)

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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 08:32:25 am »
Basic "does what you want" - +1 for Deadbeef

Comprehensive "feature rich" - +1 for Clementine
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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2016, 11:57:03 am »
Not trying to be a wiseguy here ...

I only listen to streaming music, so technically speaking, Chromium is my 'go to' music player.

That said, I listen to downloaded podcasts daily using Guayadeque Music Player, which used to be the default Peppermint music player ( how bad could it be ?).  It's one of the things that drew me to Peppermint, e.g. one less program to install.

Guayadeque is perfectly capable of playing music collections/playlists too, like any other player, but I never use that feature.  I hate music that's over a couple of months old, plus, after I've listened to a song a few times, I have it memorized and can play it in my head -- no player required.  The mind is a strange thing, no ?   ;D

Other than being the best podcatcher out there, I like the way you can customize the UI in Guayadeque, and it integrates nicely with Conky, so I'll stick with it until death do us part.

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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 12:01:05 pm »
IIRC Guayadeque had a problem with mp3 for a release or two (unless you jumped through hoops and installed missing dependencies) which was why it was dropped.

That said, VLC seemed the best fit for the Peppermint minimalist ethos .. one app to handle everything (audio and video), anything else is a USER decision.
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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2016, 12:38:41 pm »
Yup !  I'm NOT complaining.  It was prudent to find something else.

The thing that was most worrisome to me, about Guayadeque, was when the maintainer said he was abandoning the project, due to a lack of time, blah, blah, blah.

A few months later, an incremental update in Ubu 16.04 testing killed Guayadeque.  I thought, "well, that's the end of Guayadeque."

When I started searching for a workaround, I discovered a guy that was forking Guayadeque, and this time (he said) he was 'going to do it right.'

Guess what ?  The original author (after this slap-in-the-face) suddenly found the time to start maintaining Guayadeque again.  As the world turns ...   ;D

That's all fine and dandy for haxors like myself, but it's rather risky to include a music player in a well-established distro like Peppermint, when you have all this drama taking place in the background.

I'll keep an eye on the fork, as it progresses ...

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Evidently, the Guayadeque fork (Musicqueue) has now been abandoned.   ::)
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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2016, 12:27:03 pm »
VLC, with each folder being a playlist. Then again, my collection is only ~30 .mp4a + ~100 .mp3

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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2016, 04:38:06 am »
Qmmp looks interesting, based on the legendary winamp (used that for years on XP)
Older version in the repos
New version out yesterday via their website. ;)

http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/

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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2016, 01:11:18 pm »
Audacius and VLC are the only ones i use.
Audacius because lightweight, simply that, my major problem is that it needs (or needed?) PPAs and i kinda dislike clunking my system with them as of now.
VLC because it's the "run everything, maybe even a .exe file!" Media Player.

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Re: What music player you are using?
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2016, 03:19:58 pm »
The ageing Denon in the corner :)

I don't really use computers for music.

I don't really use phones as cameras

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