[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu mp3 players, again

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 10:02:44 BST 2009

2009/7/1 Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com>:
> Dear all: is anyone aware of an MP3 player for Ubuntu which will play
> MP3 audio files directly from Ubuntu's own files, without the necessity
> of compiling its own library first? Since Ubuntu's own files and folders
> catalogs are self-updating, as are those of Windows Explorer, this would
> save the need to update the audio player's own library (as is well known
> this is tedious with either Rhythmbox or Banshee). To illustrate what I
> mean, I can cite the relationship between Winamp and Windows, which is
> so harmonious that after installing Winamp on a Windows machine, you do
> not need to compile an audio library within Winamp to use it to listen
> to your audio files: if you open Windows Explorer's folders for your
> audio files,  and right-click on a selected album or track, you will see
> 'play in Winamp' among the options in the drop-down list,  and it will
> e.g. play an entire album if you selected  the sub-folder for that
> album, even when Winamp's own library has not been populated at all.

If you're looking for something similar to Winamp there are a number
of Linux alternatives. Audacious seems like your best bet but there's
also muine and probably quite a few others available under Ubuntu.

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