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    Are there any worthy alternatives to XMMS out there?

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    noatun (if you're a KDEer) and mplayer are about all that I've ever heard mentioned that would be decent alternatives to xmms.
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    I got tired of the all the distro's that are a pain to run mp3' ect so I just switched to SuSE 8.2. In my opinion only, out of the box its much better than RH 9 or Mandrake 9.1 for mp3 or realvideo etc... On other non-video/music issues its more the same than different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flw
    I got tired of the all the distro's that are a pain to run mp3' ect so I just switched to SuSE 8.2. In my opinion only, out of the box its much better than RH 9 or Mandrake 9.1 for mp3 or realvideo etc... On other non-video/music issues its more the same than different.
    Running mp3's is not a problem, everything works just fine, I am just annoyed of that player and want something else.

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    i personally like xine for multimedia files..
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    XMMS has been nothing but a pain for me.... Back when i was using just the ac97 module on a el' cheapo sound card, the thing ran fine.

    Now that i have a A7N8X MotherBoard with Soundstorm technology, Surround Sound, Dolby Digital, etc... The thing just wont run. It would get a minute into a song then just die. I uninstalled and recompiled, now when ya start a song, it runs them in Fast Forward, takes about 3 seconds to play a 5 minte song.

    Seems like they just don't support it the way they used to....
    Usless, I am sticking to Mplayer.

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    Rhythmbox looks very nice. http://web.rhythmbox.org/

    Would be nice some later releases that are faster.

    http://web.rhythmbox.org/screenshots...-Rhythmbox.png

    [Edit by CT: hyperlink instead of large image]

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    The thing just wont run. It would get a minute into a song then just die. I uninstalled and recompiled, now when ya start a song, it runs them in Fast Forward, takes about 3 seconds to play a 5 minte song.
    Are you sure you are using the right plugin? Check under Options -> Preferences for the output plugin.

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    Are you sure you are using the right plugin? Check under Options -> Preferences for the output plugin.
    Lol, well don't i feel silly....sometimes it's the obvious that eludes us.

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    Gmerlin is also quite good, but my fav. must be xine and mplayer..

    That rythmbox looked quite nice, I'll have to check that one out

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