media players in xubuntu

Andrew Conkling andrew.conkling at
Fri Mar 3 13:06:13 GMT 2006

On 3/3/06, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote:
> Hello
> I hope this is not offtopic here, but I'd like the opinion of the
> MotuMedia team regarding suitable music/video players to include with
> xubuntu by default.
> By suitable I mean one that has few dependencies, preferably gtk2 only
> besides the multimedia libs, fast and small footprint, and one that can
> support a reasonable set of media with software in the main repository,
> all this while being around for long enough to be considered mature.
> Right now we have xfmedia (xine based) as default since it is upstream
> xfce's choice but it is not very user friendly.

Is Xfce user-friendly?  I think Xfmedia would be a fine choice, as it
works just as well as totem-xine, but without crashing often or a lot
of UI quirks.  I'm not sure how the situation will change in Dapper,
but I think including Xfmedia by default would be fine.  After all,
Xubuntu isn't the best choice for one who is new to Linux and wouldn't
know how to change things on his own, right?

(Of course, I've not been able to run a fully functional Xfce
environment without introducing some GNOME dependencies--e.g. with
Evince, Nautilus, Gedit, etc.--so I think trying to avoid GNOME
dependencies as a rule is just striving after wind.)


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