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    Media players and mplayer


    Howdy all, I'm hop[ing someone will be able to help me with a couple of things. I'm looking for a media player that can patch up a few gaps. Right now I'm using mplayer and xine. mplayer for music and xine for dvd's (for some reason, dvd sound is broken in mplayer [any suggestions on how to fix this would be great]). But I miss a couple of features from various Windows apps that I havent seen replicated in Linux. Mostly it's just having a centralised "library", and a "search my computer for new media" button. Ideally I'd like to be able to drop xine, so I have one good app that does it all. Any suggestions?

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    I use Amarok, and find it to be a little like WMP but not as sluggish or troublesome when it comes to managing music. I use Kaffeine for video but I don't really do much managing there - just drag and drop. Amarok is excellent, and my favourite media player on any platform.

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    In the preferences for MPlayer you can choose the audio output plugin. Find the one in that list that works for you.

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    whats the problem with mplayer dvd sound? does it make a funny noise?
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    I prefer ogle for DVD's, since it has good menu support.

    That said, there's a KDE app called (I think) Juk that has a centralized library.

    That's the only one that I know of. I don't like centralized libraries :P.

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    I did a bit more rooting around and found that the problem with the dvd sounds was in fact just with DTS soundtracks, reular one's work fine (if a little quiet). I'll look into amarok and see how I like that. Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    I prefer ogle for DVD's, since it has good menu support.

    That said, there's a KDE app called (I think) Juk that has a centralized library.

    That's the only one that I know of. I don't like centralized libraries :P.
    same like u mate, Ogle runs well on my FC4 though there're some probs with playing speed

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