Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:43 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just like Eugenia yesterday, I also upgraded my laptop's Ubuntu Feisty installation to Gutsy a few days ago. The upgrade process went completely awry, though, so I was forced to do a fresh install. Not a bad thing, as it gave me the opportunity to take a look at Ubuntu's soon-to-be-released Gutsy Gibbon with GNOME 2.20
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

They need to organise what they present better, but it's not the end of the world as some people desperately want to make out that it is - for reasons that are best known to them ;-).


The problems arise from WHAT they are presenting. They want to present so much information, that the UI simply cannot cope with it - forcing them to do weird things like vertical tabs and tabs inside tabs with scrollarrows on them.

That's great for you, but the facts are that people can sort their music and their playlists [...] something that works most of the time? Hmmmmm, it's a tricky one........


Still, there are also enough people who simply hate over-functional-audio-players like Amarok/iTunes/WMP. I'm one of them.

Give us a laugh and tell us what media [you mean audio player, right?] player you think is the best.


My HiFi CD player.

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ashigabou Member since:
2005-11-11

Thom, have you taken a look at Muine ? UI-wise, this is the best player for me

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Thom, have you taken a look at Muine ? UI-wise, this is the best player for me


Muine? That is a new one. Hmmmmm.

http://muine.gooeylinux.org/

Don't see anything special about it.

http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/apps/
Muine

Muine is a music player for GNOME using the Mono framework.


Mono! Uggh. Can't you pick a different one? There are plenty to choose from.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

...forcing them to do weird things like vertical tabs and tabs inside tabs with scrollarrows on them.

Hmmmm. Never seen that, but I think I might know what you're talking about there. It's not really ideal and they'll have to sort it because they're trying to create too many containers for various things, but I have much bigger annoyances with various UI related things.

Still, there are also enough people who simply hate over-functional-audio-players like Amarok/iTunes/WMP. I'm one of them.

You either get a very simple player that plays one file at a time, or you get into the realms of playlists, and once you get into playlists........you're into playlists.

"Give us a laugh and tell us what media [you mean audio player, right?] player you think is the best."

My HiFi CD player.


Then use that while you're using your computer then. It'll mean fiddling about finding CDs, you won't necessarily be able to mix tracks off different CDs unless you have a multi-changer and it'll take you a while to get that set up each time, but I'm sure you'll manage.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Then use that while you're using your computer then. It'll mean fiddling about finding CDs, you won't necessarily be able to mix tracks off different CDs unless you have a multi-changer and it'll take you a while to get that set up each time, but I'm sure you'll manage.


I listen to albums, not tracks. On top of that, I really go into an album, so I can easily listen to the same album weeks on end. My album collection is sorted in such a way that I can find any CD in my collection within 1 second. Literally. That's faster than iTunes or Amarok can do it.

So no, none of the things you said apply.

Edited 2007-09-24 14:58 UTC

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