Bug#333355: ITP: bmpx -- Universal audio player supporting Winamp skins
* Package name : bmpx
Version : 0.13
Upstream Author : M. Derezynski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* URL : http://bmpx.berlios.de/w/index.php/BMPx_Homepage
* License : GPL
Description : Universal audio player supporting Winamp skins
The beep media player x is an audio player that can be either used with
a built-in frontend which currently utilizes Winamp 2.x compatible skins,
or as a daemon for other frontends to connect via a DBus interface. It
relies on libxine and can therefore play all the formats which are
supported by this library. BMPx comes with a VFS layer that allows
location-independent access to files.
Please note that BMPx is a rewrite and does not share the xmms codebase
anylonger. This means that xmms plugins and old BMP plugins are not supported
by this package.
Note: Upstream decided to abandon the old xmms source code base. I decided to
provide BMPx as a separate package. This has three reasons:
1. The plugin API completely changed. For example, BMPx will use libvisual for
visualization plugins. Current beep media player plugins and ported xmms plugins
2. BMPx is usable at the moment, but can't be considered as a replacement for
the beep media player currently in Debian. This can change soon, but it does not
3. The name of the current BMP package is beep-media-player, which is quite
long IMO. Section 2.3 of the new maintainer guide suggest to use abbreviations.
Please also note that I have a package ready but it may take some time until it
gets into Debian unstable because some of the dependencies are still only
available in experimental.