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Unread 08-12-2007, 02:25 PM   #11
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Re: Audio-visual drivers?

On Fri, 07 Dec 2007 23:36:20 +0000, Nix wrote:
> On 6 Dec 2007, Martin Gregorie outgrape:


>> - Why is mpd preferable to the player apps apart from not occupying
>> screen space when its running?

>
> It's useful if you tend to run multiple player apps at once, if you
> restart X a lot, or if you generally want to keep your music playing no
> matter what the hell happens. (It's also useful if you have an
> unattended music-playing jukebox: run MPD on it, and Bob's your
> uncle.)


mpd also builds up a music database including id3 tags etc so you can
search by filename, song title, artist, genre. It also takes almost no
resources to run. I'll quite often queue up a few hours of songs with
the sonata front-end then close sonata and just leave mpd playing

>> - Which is the better player: Audacious or XMMS?

>
> XMMS is long maintenance-dead.


It still works fine though, and is quicker to start than some of the
alternatives. I think xmms has also forked off to create beep media
player, so you may want to try that.

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Unread 08-12-2007, 05:31 PM   #12
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Re: Audio-visual drivers?

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On 8 Dec 2007, Paul Martin verbalised:

> In article <87ir3aoz63.fsf@hades.wkstn.nix>,
> Nix wrote:
>> On 6 Dec 2007, Martin Gregorie outgrape:

>
>>> - Which is the better player: Audacious or XMMS?

>
>> XMMS is long maintenance-dead.

>
> Are you sure? There seems to be a little bit of work going on on it.
> Version 1.2.11 was released last month.


I think that was a sort of last hurrah, carefully timed to be released
exactly 1211 days since the last release.

> xmms is still more stable than audacious.
>
> Try playing a mono Vorbis file with audacious's resampling turned on...


I don't even have audacious installed right now, nor do I have any
particular desire for it. I use EMMS for my playback needs these days.

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