Comparing Five Music Players

There are so many choices of music players for Linux, it's hard to know which one will work best for you.
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-- Bruce Byfield (nanday)

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What about the simple Audacious?

carval2k's picture

I'm a simple user, with simple needs. Just need an easy to use media player to play my mp3/wma files. I tried to use Amarok lots of times, but beside it makes me remember the stupid itunes, is also a very annoying. Only Audacious allows me to select a folder o more, put them on a playlist and press play button, after that I minimize the frontend, so why loose resources or time with visual stuffs?
I think you should also analyze and compare this players tested with Audacious.

Thanks anyway for being one of my Linux sources!

QuodLibet ftw.

GabbyC's picture

QuodLibet ftw.

one more player

vadi01's picture

Quod Libet... its perfect for people with large albums

Amaroak

hasi's picture

Amaroak seems cool, pity I couldn't get it to run smoothly in Ubuntu .

Rhythmbox automated playlists

Anonymous's picture

"With all five players, you can randomize the order in which the tracks on a playlist are played. However, with Rhythmbox, that is as far as automation goes."

Not true. Rhythmbox does offer iTunes style smart playlists. While they may not be as advanced as other systems, it is a far cry from nonexistant.

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