Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 4th Apr 2006 09:30 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Nowadays I collect, store, and listen to music mostly on digital media, so I thought I'd find myself a Linux audio player that does all the things I need it to do. Little did I know how many options I had! After evaluating more than a dozen applications, I've found three that I feel provide the best mix of features and performance." Read more at
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RE[6]: So much fun!
by tony on Tue 4th Apr 2006 17:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: So much fun!"
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Are you able to read ? Go reread what I've written. I've never said anything about people having to search for codecs or editing conf files : that's the WINDOWS way.

Windows has its problems, but in what situation do you need to edit configuration files in Windows for codecs? RealPlayer, Quicktime, WMP, DivX, they all install very easily and none of them require even a hint of a text configuration file. I guess if you go back to Windows 3.1...

FYI again, playing audio on Linux works flawlessly on Linux today, now if you try an experimental distro, you have to realise that you need to be even more knowledgeable than using a free stable distro release, which already means you need more knowledge than with a commercial distro.

You mention experimental distros, but how would his situation be any different if he'd used the current version of Ubuntu? 5.10 doesn't install any of the non-free codecs, and to get everything working you still have to do quite a bit of apt-get installs and Googling to figure out which libraries and back ends are needed for what.

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