Readers' Choice Awards 2014

Best Audio Player

We figured VLC would take top spot in the video player category (see below), but it was a bit of a surprise to see how many folks prefer it as an audio player as well. Perhaps it's become the one-stop shop for media playback. Either way, we're thrilled to see VLC on the top.

  • VLC 25.2%

  • Amarok 15.3%

  • Rhythmbox 10.4%

  • Clementine 8.6%

  • MPlayer 6.1%

  • Spotify 5.9%

  • Audacious 5.5%

  • Banshee 4.6%

  • Other 4%*

  • XBMC 3.1%

  • foobar2000 3%

  • Xmms 2.4%

  • DeaDBeeF 1.2%

  • MOC .9%

  • cmus .8%

  • Ncmpcpp .8%

  • Guayadeque .6%

  • Mixxx .4%

  • MPC-HC .4%

  • Subsonic .4%

  • Nightingale .3%

  • Decibel Audio Player .2%

*Under "Other", Quod Libet had the most write-ins.

It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of Linux Journal! The format last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices heard loud again. I couldn't help but add some commentary in a few places, but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year's Readers' Choice Awards!

We'd like to make Readers' Choice Awards even better next year. Please send ideas for new categories and any comments or feedback via http://www.linuxjournal.com/contact.

Please see the December 2014 issue of Linux Journal for the complete list of winners.