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Bug#454384: ITP: potamus -- extremely lightweight GTK-based audio player

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Anibal Avelar <aavelar@cofradia.org>

* Package name    :  potamus
 Version         :   0.9
 Upstream Author : Adam Sampson <ats@offog.org>
* URL             : http://offog.org/code/potamus.html
* License         : GPL2
 Programming Lang: C, GTK
 Description     :  extremely lightweight GTK-based audio player

Potamus is an extremely lightweight GTK-based audio player with a
simple interface and an emphasis on high audio quality.

It was written as a reaction to players like Rhythmbox that use a
complex database to keep track of a music collection. My preference
instead is to make use of the filesystem for sorting music, so Potamus
knows nothing about the files it's playing other than their names, and
tries to make it as easy as possible to use your file manager to
locate and play music.

Potamus may be considered to be a successor to GNU xhippo. It is
currently in a somewhat unfinished state, but it's complete enough
that I now use it as my day-to-day music player. It can decode FLAC,
Ogg Vorbis, MPEG audio, and any format supported by the ModPlug or
audiofile libraries. For MPEG audio playback (including MP3), it uses
libmad's high-quality decoder to produce dithered 24-bit output. It
can use OSS or ALSA (via libao) for direct output, or can work with
JACK, converting sample rates and formats where necessary. It supports
24-bit audio output and gapless playback. It can perform simple
operations on channels (sum and difference, phase reversal, single

Anibal Avelar (FixXxeR) http://fixxxer.cc
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