nominate gmusicbrowser for an Xubuntu Music Player

Ronnie Whisler mrwislr at
Tue Jun 13 02:48:41 UTC 2006

Did all of you check out all the user interfaces under the misc. tab in
settings. I'm simply asking because i believe there are about ten and
Quod Libet - like is one of them as well as iTunes - like.  And what
about speed is obviously faster and mpg321 ogg123 and flac123 handle
everything quod libet does plus you have the option of using gstreamer
if you want to.  So i thought it was more about speed and lightweight
Especially considering you can make it look like Quod Libet anyway

On Mon, 12 Jun 2006 13:08:44 -0700
"David Keogh" <davekeogh at> wrote:

> On 6/12/06, Ronnie Whisler <mrwislr at> wrote:
> >
> > First off Quod Libet relys on Gstreamer which automatically makes
> > it a heavier app Gmusicbrowser can either use gstreamer and its perl
> > bindings  or  mpg321/ogg123/flac123/amixer I use
> > mpg321/ogg123/flac123. I have used them both on a variety of
> > machines and gmusicbrowser is a lot lighter and faster and has just
> > as many features if not more. Including an excellent tag editor :)
> > There are many layouts/interfaces. Including a quod-libet like ,
> > iTunes like, and many many more. Just try it. There is a deb on the
> > site.
> Does a Gstreamer dependency automatically disqualify an app from
> inclusion in Xubuntu? It's not that large a dependency, and Gstreamer
> seems well on it's way to becoming the standard for audio playback on
> the linux desktop.
> IMO Quod Libet has a much more sensible user interface than
> Gmusicbrowser.
> Cheers,
> David

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