What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

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What music player do you want as default for Linux Mint 5.0

AmaroK
53
22%
Songbird
16
7%
Banshee
22
9%
Exaile
56
23%
Rhythmbox
40
17%
Other
52
22%
 
Total votes : 239

What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby molom on Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:29 pm

I don't want amaroK as default for Mint (Gnome) 5.0. Its ugly, slow, big (because of KDE libs) and not as user friendly as the itunes interface in my opinion. I would want songbird (first preference, a stable version will be out by Mint 5.0 anyway) and if not songbird, I would want either Banshee, Exaile or Rhythmbox. I will like to hear what you want. Don't know why Mint doesn't use exaile instead of amaroK because its very similar to amarok, and its gtk based so space can be saved to have things like burning utilities and so on in Mint 5.0.

Here is some info to make a better decision if seeking more info. The wiki's are just a general explanation on whats its aim and interface is and so on.

amaroK - http://amarok.kde.org/
amaroK wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmaroK

Songbird - http://www.songbirdnest.com
Songbird wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songbird_(software).html

Exaile - http://www.exaile.org/
Exaile wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exaile

Banshee - http://banshee-project.org/Main_Page
Banshee wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banshee_(music_player)

Rhythmbox - http://www.gnome.org/projects/rhythmbox/
Rhythmbox wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythmbox

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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby mint-fresh on Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:14 pm

Go Exaile!
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby molom on Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:36 am

mint-fresh wrote:Go Exaile!


Exaile is one that I haven't tried yet. But I don't see whats the point of amaroK on gnome. Exaile is for gnome and amaroK is for KDE. Then again, its only my opinion.
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby McLovin on Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:45 am

personly, i like songbird, it has an integrated web browser and online content feed bookmark system so you can easily access all the online content that you use the most, (for example i have dl.tv, tech junkies, and a few others set in mine) and all you have to click on the feed link and view or listen to the content.
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby idiotkiwi on Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:35 am

Tried Songbird but found the layout very busy & cluttered. I prefer a clean layout so I can see what is of interest to me, not everything for everybody.

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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby zombie on Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:00 am

I have tried all the audio players in the poll, but my vote would go to Listen Music Player. It is the the audio player that suits my needs best.
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby kanishka on Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:45 am

Exaile for me too 8)
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby BlahBlah_X on Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:20 am

My vote is for BMPx, which is really intuitive yet easy to use. Plus, its fairly gnomey and attractive, and most distros do notinclude itby default.
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby molom on Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:10 am

These are very interesting results. Everything is very spread out. Seems like Amarok is beating the others, but I wonder if they are KDE users that are voting for amaroK and not gnome users.
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby linuxviolin on Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:22 am

molom wrote:I wonder if they are KDE users that are voting for amaroK and not gnome users.

Not me! ;-)
I prefer KDE and I use it in my other distro in dual boot with Mint but even in KDE I don't use amaroK (it is not even installed) For my music I use JuK, Kaffeine takes care of the rest :-)

For a Gnome distro I vote for Exaile (or maybe Rhythmbox ... why not? :lol:)
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby Zwopper on Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:01 am

Banshee!
With all the new plug ins it's really the best choice for the Gnome environment!
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby linuxviolin on Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:15 am

Excuse me, just a reminder about Banshee. (I know this is a crusade :lol:)

Simply read the following post: Banshee

Now if you want Mr Bill in your Linux box, then OK, go for Banshee... :evil:

But not me. :-)
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby deadguy on Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:09 pm

I use amarok in Gnome and like it but,
it would make more sense I guess to include a Gnome app as default.

looks like exaile is winning. :D

I'd be cool with that!

I don't really care which one is default....
I'll just install the one I want anyway :wink:
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby linuxviolin on Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:36 pm

BlahBlah_X wrote:My vote is for BMPx, which is really intuitive yet easy to use. Plus, its fairly gnomey and attractive, and most distros do notinclude itby default.

Yes BMPx is very good but Audacious is also excellent, maybe even better...? :-D
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby belovedmonster on Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:16 pm

In a way I have to wonder if it really matters exactly what we might wanna replace Amarok with (at this stage). All the apps mentioned are good applications. What is important is there definitely seems to be a community up rising against having Amarok, and that is the important bit I think. A few months back it seemed like people were pleased to have Amarok by default where as now I dont get that feeling.

For the record though I voted Exaile.

Although I've got high hopes for Songbird in the future, at the moment its too new. Plus I don't know if the fact it has a really slick look of its own rather than a gnome look is a good thing or not. Isn't a consistent look important?
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby linuxviolin on Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:38 pm

Also nobody talked about Quod Libet... I'm surprised! In my opinion I think Rhythmbox is already perfect for the newbies. And QuodLibet with all it's tagging goodness, it's "album view" media library is the best gnome app for heavy use. (don't even talk about Muine, it's upstream dead)
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby molom on Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:46 pm

My god! Exaile went over the roof overnight. Who are the people that picked other? Can they please tell me what they use, I always like to hear about apps that I haven't heard of.
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby Guest on Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:04 pm

molom wrote:Can they please tell me what they use, I always like to hear about apps that I haven't heard of.

I use Quod Libet, "the best gnome app for heavy use". :-D
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby nRober on Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:12 am

I voted for Rhythmbox. I think it should be default simply because it is meant to be default. It's a nice, simple music library app that is good for both beginners and experts. If someone wants something more they can get it from the others, but Rhythmbox is a nice default.
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Re: What audio player you prefer as default for Mint 5.0 (Poll)

Postby belovedmonster on Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:27 am

But people obviously like Amarok or it wouldn't be the current default, and Exaile is in many respects a Gnome copy of Amarok.
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