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Hey everyone! Just got ubuntu up and running today, and I'm trying to figure out which media player to sink my teeth into. I have about 20 gig of music ...
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    Linux music library manager/player?


    Hey everyone!

    Just got ubuntu up and running today, and I'm trying to figure out which media player to sink my teeth into. I have about 20 gig of music on my hdd, so I want something with a good library manager..

    I used WMP10 in xp, and I liked how it did the library.

    What do you use? Why do you like it? What do you not like about it?

    Thanks in advance for your response.

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    I would advise you to take a look at these for a start
    banshee
    Rhythmbox
    Quod Libet
    Muine
    Exaile
    Amarok
    Brilliant Mediocrity - Making Failure Look Good

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check those out.

    However, you didn't answer my question: Which one do you use and why?

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    Amarok. It's the best in my opinion. Some of the others like Rhythmbox or Banshee generally feel like iTunes clones but I find that Amarok has a lot more in terms of functionality and originality. There are a lot of plugin scripts too and is very configurable. Definitely worth the download. First scan might take a while but after that it is very quick at picking up changes in your music directories.

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    Downloaded amarok, i liek the features and presentation, but it is obscenely slow. I'm usin sqlite catalogging...

    I don't have much ram, but this is ridiculous. I never had any problems with slowdown w/WMP10..

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    ıf you don't have enough RAM you can try Music Player Daemon. I've benn using it for along time, and i'm satisfied with it.

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