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Winamp...

Post by Jeffex » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:10 am

Just wondering if anyone knows of a music player that has visualizations like Winamp does, but for Linux.
I love it and I would love to have this again?
Milkdrop2 was my all time favourite.
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Re: Winamp...

Post by jameskga » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:13 am

that takes me back to college.

fun times.

i would like to hear an answer to this too. i see mint comes preinstalled with rhythmbox, does it support plugins?
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Re: Winamp...

Post by Chemical_Ali » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:44 am

I don't know about Winamp. But, if you like Milkdrop2, then maybe ProjectM might be a good alternative. It is a stand-alone program rather than a plugin. I have installed the 'pulseaudio' module, so it will work on any program that uses pulse audio.

ProjectM is available in the software manager. But, I could only install it from the terminal; sudo apt install projectm-pulseaudio

Once it is running, you can press:

f - fullscreen
m - menu

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Re: Winamp...

Post by Reaccion Raul » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:48 am

Audacious is the equivalent to Winamp, the skins are more ugly but it works exactly the same way. I use it all the time.

It should be on your software manager.

http://audacious-media-player.org

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Re: Winamp...

Post by Pjotr » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:01 am

Reaccion Raul wrote:Audacious is the equivalent to Winamp, the skins are more ugly but it works exactly the same way. I use it all the time.

It should be on your software manager.

http://audacious-media-player.org
+1

Audacious is cool. :mrgreen:
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Re: Winamp...

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:30 am

I'll recommend Audacious too. I use that and Clementine to play music. Clementine is more powerful (and it includes projectM) but Audacious is faster if I want to just double click an audio file and play it.

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Re: Winamp...

Post by richyrich » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:23 am

Qmmp looks and runs exactly like winamp, and it can also use all of your old winamp skins.
It has the Analyser visual plugin.

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Re: Winamp...

Post by phd21 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:03 pm

Hi "Jeffex",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

There are other posts on this topic in this forum, if you search for them.

+1 for Audacious, Qmmp, Xmmp, etc... which also have WinAmp skins capability. there are also a lot of skins available. Audacious works best in my humble opinion (IMHO). I have Audacious and Qmmp installed, and many others. I use Amarok for my main music manager player, but it does not use WinAMP skins that I know of.

Previous post on this with good information and screenshots:
WinAmp
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=217797&hilit=winamp
phd21 wrote:Here is an archive file with various WinAmp skins for anyone who wants it.
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code ... 790Js49H57
Audacious Music Application
http://www.webupd8.org/2016/08/audaciou ... lable.html

Code: Select all

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install audacious
Qmmp - recently updated using the PPA below
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... -released/

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:forkotov02/ppa

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack

Hope this helps ...
Audacious_WinAmpSkin_With_OpenGLvisual.jpg
Qmmp_WinAmpSkin_With_ProjectM1.jpg
Qmmp_WinAmpSkin_With_QmmpAnalyzer1.jpg
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Re: Winamp...

Post by Penn » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:31 pm

Reaccion Raul wrote:Audacious is the equivalent to Winamp, the skins are more ugly but it works exactly the same way. I use it all the time.

It should be on your software manager.

http://audacious-media-player.org
richyrich wrote:Qmmp looks and runs exactly like winamp, and it can also use all of your old winamp skins.
It has the Analyser visual plugin.
I disagree, unless something has changed in the last 2 years. When I first started with Linux the only thing that made it difficult to use as my daily main system was the fact that no media player in Linux was equivalent to Media Monkey (preferably) or Winamp (only satisfactory). Either of those may have all the feature a particular individual wants (so a person in search should at least try them), but they aren't fully equivalent.
jameskga wrote:that takes me back to college.

fun times.

i would like to hear an answer to this too. i see mint comes preinstalled with rhythmbox, does it support plugins?
Yes, it supports plugins. The best source for third party plugins I found, a bit old but still relevant https://askubuntu.com/questions/147942/ ... ox-plugins

I ended up settling for rhythmbox even before Mint joined Ubuntu in making it the default player but even now, it is lacking in comparison to Media Monkey. I got MediaMonkey working in wine as an experiment but I don't like wine and, more important, it used a ridiculous amount of memory.

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Re: Winamp...

Post by Reaccion Raul » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:36 pm

Maybe depends on what you are waiting for from a music media player but Audacious has the same buttons distributions and run fast. The same reason why i used Winamp. I'm not a plugin guy, when i play mp3s i just want a small app to have on the background with a clear visible playlist.

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Re: Winamp...

Post by Jeffex » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:04 am

Thank you for all your responses guys and gals.
Thanks for the codes phd21, I have installed both Audacious and Qmmp. I'm liking Audacious at this stage.

I have just found this one too: https://sayonara-player.com/index.php it has some nice features and a great interface.
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Re: Winamp...

Post by phd21 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:53 am

Hi "Jeffex",

You are welcome...

Audacious is light on resources and fast, so I use it when I am doing other memory intensive things where my ancient limited computer cannot run Amarok well.

There are a lot of nice to excellent Linux music player and managers, but not that many that can use WinAMP skins like your post's subject.

I found Sayonara pretty nice as well and posted a link in the post below with some others that you and others might find interesting.

Another post on music - QuodLibet Lyrics are missing
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=245425

Hope this helps ...
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