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Bug#333355: ITP: bmpx -- Universal audio player supporting Winamp skins

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : bmpx
  Version         : 0.13
  Upstream Author : M. Derezynski <mderezynski@users.berlios.de>
* 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
   won't work.

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
   have to.

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.

Best regards
Mathias Weyland

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