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2012 Unix Audio Player Usage Poll, "Unix" means Linux, Mac, BSD, etc...
What Unix-based audio players do you use?
Which Unix-based audio player do you use most?
iTunes [ 16 ] ** [15.09%]
VLC [ 6 ] ** [5.66%]
Amarok (and forks, ie. Clementine) [ 17 ] ** [16.04%]
Rhythmbox [ 9 ] ** [8.49%]
deadbeef [ 17 ] ** [16.04%]
Banshee [ 6 ] ** [5.66%]
xmms [ 2 ] ** [1.89%]
mpd (and clients, please mention which in a comment) [ 12 ] ** [11.32%]
mplayer (and forks) [ 3 ] ** [2.83%]
Other (Please mention which in a comment) [ 18 ] ** [16.98%]
What Unix-based audio players do you use?
iTunes [ 18 ] ** [7.73%]
VLC [ 47 ] ** [20.17%]
Amarok (and forks, ie. Clementine) [ 32 ] ** [13.73%]
Rhythmbox [ 23 ] ** [9.87%]
deadbeef [ 24 ] ** [10.30%]
Banshee [ 12 ] ** [5.15%]
xmms [ 6 ] ** [2.58%]
mpd (and clients, please mention which in a comment) [ 18 ] ** [7.73%]
mplayer (and forks) [ 23 ] ** [9.87%]
Other (Please mention which in a comment) [ 30 ] ** [12.88%]
Total Votes: 172
  
Canar
post Aug 2 2012, 21:16
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Pretty self-explanatory...

I also use sox's play, along with the mpc client for mpd. smile.gif

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post Aug 2 2012, 22:47
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I mostly use mpd for playing my library.
For command line control I mainly use ncmpc. For a graphical client I use gmpc. And I use bitmpc on android as a remote control.
If anyone has suggestions for other clients I'm always willing to try new ones.

For random files I usually use VLC.

I load up and use Banshee, Rhythmbox, Amarok, etc, from time to time as well..

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post Aug 3 2012, 02:53
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I end up using Rhythmbox most of the time simply because it is running 24x7 as my podcast downloader.

If I'm at home (rare) and on my desktop I use FB2K through WINE.


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post Aug 3 2012, 03:06
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I use the built-in player on XLD often on OS X (as well as iTunes.)


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post Aug 3 2012, 06:20
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I personally use mpd. The frontends that I use are:

  1. MPDCon for regular playing. It is a GNUstep based GUI frontend.
  2. mpc for scripting and interactively from the commandline.
  3. bitmpc for remote control from my Android devices.


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post Aug 3 2012, 16:10
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Other: Vox for OS X

Crossfeed-options, EQ and lightweight (I use v0.2.7.1)

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post Aug 3 2012, 17:02
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I use ncmpcpp (and MPDroid from my phone) with mpd for my music collection and mplayer for just playing individual files. I try to use as few gui apps as possible these days.


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post Aug 3 2012, 19:45
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Linux: Non-native (wine+foobar2000)


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post Aug 3 2012, 22:20
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For playing my music collection I use mpd with:

  • ncmpcpp: as general desktop client
  • gmpc: as ncmpcpp but occasionally preferred as it lets me see pretty album art and has neat magnatune plug-in
  • mpc: mpc playback controls are mapped to my multimedia keyboard. also useful for cli database searches
  • MPDroid: use it on my Android tablet


For playing non-permanent audio that isn't in my mpd database such as downloads, streams, stuff hosted on other networks etc. I use scripts which call mplayer command line, sometimes in conjunction with a named pipe and aplay (to get gapless if required) and for mplayer's bs2b filter (meier crossfeed for headphone listening is nice).

I don't know if Android is UNIX-like for the purposes of this poll; if not then moderator please feel free to amend my votes. On Android I run Rockbox and DeadBeef much like I run mpd and mplayer on Debian: Rockbox for my collection, and DeadBeef for the temporary stuff, streams, online radio playlists etc.

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post Aug 3 2012, 23:34
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I've voted XMMS both times but in reality I use Audacious.

I wonder where all other music players are (Juk, Qmmp, Amarok, Clementine, etc.)

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QUOTE (birdie @ Aug 3 2012, 15:34) *
I wonder where all other music players are (Juk, Qmmp, Amarok, Clementine, etc.)
Amarok and Clementine are both listed...


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post Aug 4 2012, 03:19
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QUOTE (birdie @ Aug 3 2012, 18:34) *
I've voted XMMS both times but in reality I use Audacious.


Audacious is a great little player too..
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I frequently use totem when I want to listen to just one song - just simply because it is a quick easy interface to the GStreamer backend.

totem /flac/library/artist/album/track.flac

I like banshee for general listening. Rhythmbox is just too bloated. It started as a decent player but it seems it is trying to be iTunes.
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post Sep 12 2012, 03:18
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Audacious here happy.gif


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post Sep 12 2012, 13:21
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Audacious. And foobar through wine.
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post Sep 12 2012, 13:35
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Linux: Juk with VLC as back-end.

Was previously a Mac user and Juk’s playlist workflow matches iTunes’.
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post Sep 12 2012, 14:21
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I also use command line audio players, ogg123 and mpg123.
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post Sep 12 2012, 15:01
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First of all, congratulations for this poll.

I use QuodLibet now. I initially chose it because it has no client-server architecture and because it support gapless and replaygain.
Since then I also got used to the album list view.
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post Sep 12 2012, 17:19
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I mainly use Clementine, because it has lots of features, a nice interface and it's reasonably fast. It works great for big music libraries (15000+ musics), yeah, it's index is a little slow but still better than most other music players (foobar2000 is unbeatable on this area).
Sometimes I use Audacious too, it's great and super lightweight too. The music library manager is still not as great as Clementine, but keeps getting better.
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post Oct 1 2012, 06:34
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I use iTunes in conjunction with Audirvana Plus in iTunes-integrated mode (i.e., it "hijacks" iTunes and plays it through its own player, which has some advantages).
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post Oct 1 2012, 07:04
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quodlibet
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post Oct 1 2012, 08:21
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^^^audirvana plus is an audio player, right? you're paying 50 bucks for an audio player?

confirms how i as a linux user see mac users...

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post Oct 1 2012, 08:52
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Troll.
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post Oct 1 2012, 09:15
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QUOTE (mudlord @ Oct 1 2012, 09:52) *
Troll.

maybe a little bit but come on.

who pays money for a media player? and the player in question is obviously voodooware. "Audirvana is the creator of high‐end audiophile players for the Mac platform, aiming at the best possible sound quality."

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post Oct 1 2012, 11:27
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Then you obviously dont get the concept that its perfectly legitimate for people to make money from licensing software. mad.gif
Yes, it might be unethical peddling snake oil, but its the dev's perogative. Especially if they know its snake oil they are peddling.

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