Best Music player

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jan 21 22:41:50 UTC 2010

On 01/19/2010 01:52 AM, Andrew Farris wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-19 at 10:44 +0100, Bas Roufs wrote:
>>         1. Rhythmbox 
>>         2. Amarok
>>         3. Audacious
>>         4. Banshee
>>         5. Songbird
>>         I suggest you try them all then decide which best suites yo
>> One package I would like to add to this list: VLC. This one is also
>> quite practical for online radio and tv stations.
>> My choice between VLC and Amarok depends from the specific situation.
>> It is always useful to try different multimedia packages. 
> VLC is better for videos than just listening to music...

I'd disagree with that. :-)
I quite like VLC for listening to music; it has considerably more
options for control (codecs, devices, etc), and the supplied equalizer
filters are excellent (particularly when listening to music on a laptop
with tinny speakers. In addition to the ability to set the equalizer to
your own preferences (and save), the built in/added equalizer settings are:

Full Bass
Full bass and treble
Full treble
Large Hall
Soft rock

I've tried, and have installed, all of the other players (including
SMPlayer which is a front-end to Mplayer & I quite like). But when I
want to listen to music so it sounds good to me (I've hearing losses due
to too much time playing in helicopters), I typically fire up VLC & set
to 'Live' with a few minor adjustments. Additionally, I do similar for
DVD/Video's & like the fact that the DVD actually sounds like it does in
the theater with out too much fuss. Works for me :-)

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