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KDE media players (was Re: Noatun crash at startup?)

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On Sat April 10 2004 11:01, Tom wrote:
> On my desperate search for a decent music player

I can't offer you any advice on Noatun (it's unusable for me as well) but I 
can suggest a couple of alternatives. Neither are in Debian yet, but Intent 
to Package (ITP)'s have been filed for both.

Amarok is a very nice music-only player for KDE with some fancy visualizations 
and a nice playlist tool. It also has a built-in database of streaming 
servers. I didn't file the ITP because I was beaten to it, but I can't find 
that person's debs so you can try mine if you want.

Kaffeine is a media player for KDE that's base on Xine, and thus supports 
every audio and video format I've ever heard of. It can use MPlayer codecs. 
It comes with a konqueror plugin that lets you open an embedded clip in a 
full-fledged Kaffeine window, if you want. There's also a mozilla plugin. You 
can save streams and even rebroadcast them from inside Kaffeine. I filed the 
ITP for this one, and my debs should be in Debian within the week. If you 
just can't wait, grab the debs from my site.

My debs: http://greenfs.mine.nu/files/debs/

P.S. Keep in mind that Kaffeine is very new. It's more stable than Noatun (for 
me) but it can be a tad fragile at times. I use amarok for music and Kaffeine 
for movies.

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