I found a simple audio player

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JohnH
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I found a simple audio player

Postby JohnH » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:43 am

Hi folks,

If you (like me) are sick of the slick audio players making something simple become complicated (note Amorak and it ilk) then I suggest you have a look at Aqualung. Its still beta but has huge promise because of what it can run.

To install it you need to add deb

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 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian lenny main
to your synaptic repositories and then load via synaptic. Itried installing the tarball but it through up an error message about not having something installed. I checked and it was there but I suppose Ubuntu put is somewhere out of the way. I also tried to install the debian tarball and it also spat out an error message about not finding libc6 or something. It was also present, but hiding. I did get it loaded using the synaptic method mentioned above.

The other trick is to install Jack Control. Aqualung is the FIRST package and only package I have used that has worked with Jack. I still can't get Rosegarden to run with it!

One of the things I love about this package is its simplicity. I don't find the glossy media players intuitive to use, and my eyesight and hand coordination is not good enough to handle XMMS (those confounded tiny controls..why?)

Aqualung needed to be setup the way I like it with some nice skins; I chose "dark". I also adjusted the default font size from Sans 11 to Sans 9. Perfect.

I Just thought I would share my new found toy.

Regards
John

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Re: I found a simple audio player

Postby Nibes » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:51 am

you can make XMMs bigger if you want. I like rythmbox because it's like iTunes. but I will check it. Thanks for the tip.
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