[ubuntu-us-ma] One of the More Interesting Open Source Softwares I've Tried

Dave Hunt ka1cey at gmail.com
Tue May 17 16:15:05 UTC 2011

When Songbird supported Linux, I tried and did not like it.  Totem and 
Rhythmbox are all I need.  Jury's out on Banshee.

--Dave  H.

On 05/17/2011 11:54 AM, leftyfb wrote:
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> Songbird no longer supports linux. It hasn't in over a year:
> http://blog.songbirdnest.com/2010/04/02/songbird-singing-a-new-tune/
> On 05/17/2011 11:03 AM, Bill Simonds wrote:
>> is Audacity, an open source cross platform wave form editor and
>> recorder. Get it here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
>> If you have not played around with it, you don't know what you're
>> missing. What do you do with it? You record and edit streaming audio.
>> You can subscribe to a song playing service like Napster, MOG,
>> ($5.00/month) or Rhapsody and as the music it streamed to you, you
>> just hit "record" and capture it. Then, with a few strokes of your
>> mouse, output the recording to mp3 files, or .flak - the open source
>> free losless audio codec.
>> The resulting recordings sound great, just like commercial mp3 file
>> you buy for $.99 from iTunes or Amazon, but the cost is near zero. It
>> might even be legal, as it's no different from recording a TV show
>> with a VCR or whatever.
>> I have thrown together a little demo of songs I recorded, in case you
>> want to explore it further. http://www.box.net/shared/ht9sfdrpgl
>> In the event that you need some suggestions as to what to play your
>> music on, I recommend two players: Songbird and VLC. Both are free
>> software. Songbird is Mozilla foundation's newest thing, designed to
>> compete with iTunes. It's purple. Both of those things play .flak,
>> which is said to be superior to Apple Losless. VLC plays anything,
>> incl. video. If you find yourself in possession of some weird file and
>> have no idea how to play it, chances are VLC will play it. It has
>> codecs for everything built in, no need to install libraries.
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