audio playing software

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MPlayer logo

(on Wikipedia)
https://mplayerhq.hu/

Pretty much the de-facto video player on Linux, as it comes with most Linux distributions. It can play both audio and video, and works at the commandline.

Although it's great, when I can I switch to another player.

Although it can play without one, the common frontends are:

  • gMPlayer (GTK+) is the official frontend.
  • SMPlayer (Qt) is my preferred frontend.



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VLC icon

(on Wikipedia)
Chocolatey: https://chocolatey.org/packages/vlc
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

The king of video players.

On Windows, this is especially-king because the user doesn't have to figure out and download various shady codecs.



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Oldschool music players >

Herrie screenshot

http://herrie.info/ (still mostly-gone as of 2016-03-31 - archive.org)

I don't know where I heard of this music player, but I had recently bookmarked it. I took a moment to check it out.

It failed my review.



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http://christine-project.org/
http://christine-project.org/html/index.php

A small and very fast Media Player, it suports the widespread media files that Gstreamer do support. Christine allows you to search trough your media files and play them quickly. You can create playlists to keep your files organized, use a queue and organize radio stations.

Complete garbage when I tried it



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SMPlayer icon

(on Wikipedia)
smplayer.sourceforge.net

SMPlayer is yet another front end for the famous and awesome media player MPlayer. Well, it would be awesome if it wasn't so UNIX-like that it desperately needed to have a front end made. Still, it's awesome now that it has a real one.

A frontend for MPlayer.

I use this to supplement VLC



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