20 September 2009

Music Player in Linux

Alternatif Music Player for Linux

Linux have various music player for your enjoyment. You can choose music player you like which  ofcourse free or opensource. Here are some of them :

Rhythmbox is default music player for Gnome, at least until now. Rhythmbox have appearance like iTune and have capability to indexes your music and gives you fast access to it.  You can easily plays and organize digital music via Rhythmbox. Rythmbox comes with two built-in music stores and uses the Linux Hardware Abstraction Layer(HAL) to detect Player Devices.

Audacious is a audio player which have skinnable GUI just like Winamp with compact, collapsible, movable playlist editor which make you easy to view, sort, shuffle, load and save your music playlists. Moreover, Audacious also have built-in equalizer which also collapsible and movable. The Equalizer presets can be saved and loaded, and configured to load presets automatically depending on the file being played. Audacious supports most popular audio formats like MP3, AAC, WMA v1-2, Monkey’s Audio, WavPack, various module formats, console/chip formats, CD Audio, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, and other.

Banshee is another music player which moch more like Rythmbox.With Banshee you can easily import, manage, and play selections from your music collection. Banshee uses Gstreamer to play, encode, and decode Ogg Vorbis, MP3s, and other music formats, with only AAC files requiring the use of RealNetwork’s Helix media framework for decoding. With this music player, you can easily transfer videos or music to your iPod

Amarok is an audio player based on QT4 for KDE. Amarok can be used to organize a library of music into folders according to genre, artist, and album, can edit tags attached to most music formats, associate album art, attach lyrics, and automatically “score” music as it is played. Amarok does not support any media types directly, but instead uses a backend independent approach. There are plugins available for the iRiver media devices, Apple iPod, Creative Nomad and Zen.

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