audio playing software

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Audacious logo
audacious screenshot

(on Wikipedia)
http://audacious-media-player.org/

An audio player which can deal with many formats.

VLC is just fine for everyday use though.

I keep this around because it can handle oldschool formats quite well (Commodore 64's SID, .mod, etc.). See Oldschool music.

TODO - add my notes

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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