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Bug#666008: RFP: pogo -- Probably the simplest and fastest audio player for Linux



Am 28.03.2012 10:39, schrieb Gergely Nagy:
Pardon my ignorance, but how is a GTK+ player, that supports searching,
cover display and whatnot simpler and faster than gst123 ~/Music/* ?
You're right, this comparison should be limited to players with graphical interfaces only.

What makes it faster than any other gstreamer-based audioplayer? Or
simpler than any of the other similar software? (Of which, we have
plenty of packaged already)
Audio players normally play songs instantly, so comparing that time doesn't really make sense. What's important though is the startup time of the program. Decibel has been written with that in mind (http://decibel.silent-blade.org/index.php?n=Main.Benchmark) and Pogo has even improved a bit on that. You shouldn't take the tagline too seriously though, it is primarily a way to outline the primary goals (simplicity and speed) and get people to try out the program for themselves.

Based on the description, I found nothing that would make it more
interesting than some of the things we already have packaged. How is it
different from decibel audio player, of which pogo is a fork of?
Decibel is already a fast and easy-to-use player, but Pogo takes that one step further: Among other features it uses less chrome so there's more space for the tracks, it features searching (on the harddrive and in the playlist) and groups tracks by album in the playlist to further save space. Actually pogo is the only player I know of, that let's you collapse and expand the playlist and move around albums with a single drag&drop motion.

You're right, there are thousands of audio players, I just found none to fit my needs excatly, so I went off to create another one. Decibel has proven to be an excellent foundation for this because of its modular code.

BTW: There's already an Ubuntu PPA for pogo. Potential packagers can find the packaging code at http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~jendrikseipp/pogo/trunk/files/head:/debian/ .

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