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  • I find it truly ironic that it's the open source software running on Windows that seems to have the whole light simple and fast thing nailed down.

    • Yeah. On some messageboard from back in my gaming days where I still visit the Linux forum, the first question most new converts ask is “how do I run foobar2000 on Linux?” Usually, a bout of frustration ensues, because none of the players are as small, simple, fast and full-featured. (Most people end up settling on amaroK.)

      • That's the second mention of FooBar200 I've heard in the past couple days and I'd never heard of it before. I used to really like winamp -- not only did it occupy a minimal amount of screen realestate but it was small, fast, and reliable. Of course, they've completely hosed it since then. Go AOL! Turns out FooBar2000 runs pretty well under wine. Still formulating an opinion of it.

        Thanks for the reaffirmation. You seem to be able to count on you for that ;) Part of the reason I brought the topic out w
  • Maybe MPD [] is worth a look? It consists of a player dæmon that also manages your library (no GStreamer dependency!), plus any of a whole bunch of different clients. They come in all sorts of varieties – small window, large window, KDE, GNOME, pure gtk+, just console, web-based (nifty)… pretty much anything.

  • Someone emailed me, suggesting moc. Something about pittying the fool who has never seen it. Okay, now I've seen it:

    <              Decrease volume by 1%
    >              Increase volume by 1%
    ,              Decrease volume by 5%

    • Actually I think you have a bad C compiler. But regardless, I second the mpd suggestion. ncmpc and gmpc are both good, light frontends. There are also web frontends, and if you don't like any of the choices you can just write your own ;)