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    Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    Is there anything on GNU/Linux world like Foobar2000?

    I have lots of mp3 albuns in RAR or ZIP archives... It SUCKS having to unarchive them every time... just for Linux :-/

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    Re: Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    I would think if anything amarok. I could only try a .rar, none of the 6 methods available here were successful
    (engage, open with, drag and drop, my r. click actions - enqueue, append, load)
    Maybe there's a script - ck. amarok website

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    Re: Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    I would think you could write some type of script to do this. If you can't find a way with a native Linux package then you could install foobar via wine. I love the "live show tagger" in foobar and their is nothing comparable in Linux so I use foobar through wine and it works fine. Their is a method for installing foobar in wine on the foobar forums.

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    Re: Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    I don't think its a good idea to compress your music. Don't you lose quality doing that?

    Most of the formats are already compressed.

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    Re: Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    same as zipping any other file... you dont loose anything and you dont gain much of anything since music files are already compressed.

    the most common use that i know of is for file sharing. people share/seed archived files so being able to play it out of the archive saves them from having 2 copes on the computer (one archived for sharing and another to listen to), theres probably more uses that i cant think of at the minute like maybe data corruption or password protection etc. . you get the idea ;p

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    Angry Re: Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    Hello,
    so is there anything like foobar for linux?
    Since i have more than 200Gb of music in .rar files it's a great nuisance to always be decompressing them to be able to listen to them.


    Cheers from a noob

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    Re: Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    Hi padrecovsky,

    Quote Originally Posted by padrecovsky View Post
    Since i have more than 200Gb of music in .rar files it's a great nuisance to always be decompressing them to be able to listen to them.
    You have resurrected a reasonably old post here . However you may be interested to know that the commandline MPlayer can play rar files without having to manually decompress them:

    Code:
    unrar p -inul myarchive.rar | mplayer -cache 2048 -
    I have taken the liberty of quoting from my own guide:

    Top 10 Tricks and Tips for the svn MPlayer
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1154431

    where you will see similar syntax demonstrated for .zip and .gz files.

    All the best,

    Andrew
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Hi padrecovsky,

    You have resurrected a reasonably old post here . However you may be interested to know that the commandline MPlayer can play rar files without having to manually decompress them:

    Code:
    unrar p -inul myarchive.rar | mplayer -cache 2048 -
    I have taken the liberty of quoting from my own guide:

    Top 10 Tricks and Tips for the svn MPlayer
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1154431

    where you will see similar syntax demonstrated for .zip and .gz files.

    All the best,

    Andrew
    Yes i have ressurrected a very old thread, while searching for answers i found this thread and thought it would be better to ask here than to open another thread.
    I'll be looking into the post you pointed me to. Thanks a lot.


    Cheers

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    Re: Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Hi padrecovsky,



    You have resurrected a reasonably old post here . However you may be interested to know that the commandline MPlayer can play rar files without having to manually decompress them:

    Code:
    unrar p -inul myarchive.rar | mplayer -cache 2048 -
    I have taken the liberty of quoting from my own guide:

    Top 10 Tricks and Tips for the svn MPlayer
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1154431

    where you will see similar syntax demonstrated for .zip and .gz files.

    All the best,

    Andrew
    Hi there,
    i've tried to do that and it doesn't seems to work
    The message i get is this one:
    Code:
    MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.3.3 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
    CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz (Family: 15, Model: 2, Stepping: 7)
    CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
    Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
    mplayer: could not connect to socket
    mplayer: No such file or directory
    Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
    
    Playing -.
    Reading from stdin...
    Cache fill:  0.00% (0 bytes)   
    Win32 LoadLibrary failed to load: avisynth.dll, /usr/lib/win32/avisynth.dll, /usr/local/lib/win32/avisynth.dll
    Does this makes any sense to you?
    I feel i must point out that i'm one of the noobs. Been using ubuntu for a day now.
    Thanks for any help.


    Cheers

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    Re: Any music player that supports zip/rar/p7zip files?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysalis View Post
    same as zipping any other file... you dont loose anything and you dont gain much of anything since music files are already compressed.

    the most common use that i know of is for file sharing. people share/seed archived files so being able to play it out of the archive saves them from having 2 copes on the computer (one archived for sharing and another to listen to),
    exactly. Which is why I don't understand why people use .rar for music--it doesn't compress the file any more (unless they're, like, wavs!)...luckily I see them only rarely on torrents. You can also play music as it's being shared from your torrent folder--just don't edit the tags!

    Quote Originally Posted by padrecovsky View Post
    Hello,
    so is there anything like foobar for linux?
    Since i have more than 200Gb of music in .rar files it's a great nuisance to always be decompressing them to be able to listen to them.
    foobar runs great on wine in linux

    what format is the music in? Because you could probably save a lot of space by converting it to another format
    Last edited by logos34; June 10th, 2009 at 09:51 PM.

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