I want to find a media (music) player that matches my needs. I need one that:
All the players I've tried so far -- Amarok, Banshee, Beep, Exaile, XMMS, VLC, Rhythmbox & Totem -- have failed on one or more of those counts. (I will detail the ways in which they have failed if anyone wants to know.) Does anyone know a player that works on all those counts?
- Is stable. Very important -- I don't want my player to crash out on me, or to crash my system.
- Has intelligible playlist management. I want playlists where I can start a new list, add a bunch of things to it, then save the list. Like XMMS, in other words.
- Can handle UTF-8 characters. I have a lot of music in Chinese, with both GB2312 and Big-5 data. I want to be able to see the Chinese characters any time I look at them (file navigation, playlist view, pop-up if any, etc.), not garbage.
- Can manage a large collection of MP3s. In "manage" I include tag editing and display, and hopefully album covers.
- Allows shuffle and repeat play.
- Isn't a resource hog. This kinda goes along with the "not crashing" thing, but it's important enough to note.