[TAG] apt sources.list for multimedia
ben at linuxmafia.com
Tue Oct 7 01:19:27 MSD 2008
On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 01:58:06PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Neil Youngman (ny at youngman.org.uk):
> > 2 minutes with Google tells me it's not in Lenny.
> ...for lack of a package maintainer, whose root cause I don't know for
> sure, but being antiquated and requiring odd gtk 1.x libs may have
> something to do with it, not to mention highly questionable licensing
> (GPLed source code, but tightly integrated to proprietary codecs).
> "audacious" (gtk2-based) might be a better bet. Or xmms2, though that's
> somewhat of a different thing.
_Quite_ the different thing, as I found out last week. Instead of a
music player, it's now some weird client/server thing, with a broken
console-based controller app - and no way (that I could find) to do
anything like 'xmms2 song.mp3' and have it play. Highly aggravating,
that; if you're going to completely change not just the interface but
the very nature of an app, the name should not imply that it's just an
I got rid of the damn thing after struggling with it for half an hour
and getting progressively more and more annoyed. 'audacious' is close
enough to the functioning of the original 'xmms' that I'm happy to use
it instead - but it's somewhat of a pain to lose the use of the habits
I've built up over the years of using 'xmms'.
* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *
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