View Full Version : [all variants] Does a simple, gapless audio player exist?

June 14th, 2009, 07:59 AM
I don't care if it's gui or command line. Command line would be fine. It just needs to play .flac gaplessly. Mplayer does not.

Some people have a hard time with the concept of gapless....gapless means no gaps. None. At all. To the extent that I can listen to classical music without hearing ANY transition between tracks.

I used to use Amarok but I don't like Amarok 2 at all due to the UI. I'm trying to find something to replace it and not finding much.

June 14th, 2009, 08:14 AM
well remove Amarok 2 and reinstall the old Amarok. ;)

June 14th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Seriously, how can I do that?

June 14th, 2009, 10:38 AM
http://landofthefreeish.com/linux/how-to-amarok-in-ubuntu-jaunty/ Here is the tutorial how to add a PPA that has Amarok 1.4 for Ubuntu 9.04

July 27th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Guys, if you want solid, real gapless give Quod Libet a try. You’ll have to apply a patch (http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/issues/detail?id=49) from the bug tracker, because people haven’t gotten around to enough testing. But it works as it should.

Lookit here (http://www.alice-dsl.net/~towolf/img/ql-gapless.ogv)

August 14th, 2009, 02:21 AM
How did OP resolve the problem?


I searched "gapless" in Synaptic and found three contenders for GNOME:
gmpc -- had problems, couldn't connect to underlying player
Aqualung -- did play gapless, but super SUPER sluggish. Delayed reaction controls
Potamus -- works best for me
Potamus is very plain jane, no frills (for example no cover art display), but that's fine for me. Initial testing plays mp3 gapless fine