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strunal
November 12th, 2007, 12:04 AM
I just installed WMP 11 and would like to know if Linux can offer anything as aesthetically pleasing? :guitar:

example I
http://xs221.xs.to/xs221/07450/2541led.PNG
example II
http://xs221.xs.to/xs221/07450/954852ed.PNG
example III
http://xs321.xs.to/xs321/07461/kmkjn.PNG

Fred_E _krugar
November 12th, 2007, 12:06 AM
Have you looked at Amaroc??

NeoLithium
November 12th, 2007, 12:07 AM
Take a look at Listen and Exaile as well; I remember being happy with one of them a while back with the look and feel of it.

Steveway
November 12th, 2007, 12:08 AM
Sure, how about elisa? http://elisa.fluendo.com/

FG123
November 12th, 2007, 12:16 AM
All those virtualization features in WMP/Winamp ever did for me was zap CPU cycles. I hate 'em!

urukrama
November 12th, 2007, 12:28 AM
If you refer to the looks of the player (not the visualization, as in example II), you can get that in Linux when you use Audacious. Just get a Winamp Classic/XMMS skin that has that look. There are some available. Have a look here (http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=high&page=0&xcontentmode=130).

Blutack
November 12th, 2007, 12:49 AM
Urm, we don't. On the plus side, we have media players that play every codec transparentely and that download album art properly. And mimimise. After all, it is a MUSIC player. Rythmbox even includes a load of these newfangled visualistions and I find the big list and search box much easier.

p_quarles
November 12th, 2007, 01:13 AM
While I've never tried, I have no doubt that you could get a number of Linux media palyers to look exactly like that by installing a few icon/button sets, using an Emerald theme, and fiddling around with colors.

In general, it's pretty easy to get Linux to look like you want it to. "Aesthetically pleasing" is always a matter of taste. I'm quite fond of my Amarok setup (screenshot attached -- don't normally use visualations but added one for comparison's sake), which is quite a bit different from how it looks out of the box.

Paul820
November 12th, 2007, 01:40 AM
And don't forget the excellent VLC, it has an WMP11 skin for it. :)

ocian
November 14th, 2007, 08:42 PM
are there any players that let you browse through your collection using the album art like this:

<img src="http://www.winsupersite.com/images/showcase/wmp11_xp_18.jpg">
?

SunnyRabbiera
November 14th, 2007, 08:52 PM
No I dont think we do have something like that... yet

who knows what the future will bring :D

FuturePilot
November 14th, 2007, 08:54 PM
Amarok2

SunnyRabbiera
November 14th, 2007, 09:22 PM
yeh but its still under development...
Dont want anyone to use an alpha and have them complain about it not knowing what exactly a alpha or a beta means :p

thx11381974
November 14th, 2007, 09:31 PM
No, Never Microsoft's ability to produce visually stunning applications will never be matched!

:lolflag:

SunnyRabbiera
November 14th, 2007, 09:36 PM
ironically they have been matched by apple a half a dozen times... and no one has noticed.

urukrama
November 14th, 2007, 09:42 PM
No, Never Microsoft's ability to produce visually stunning applications will never be matched!

I find the new Window Media Player quite unnatractive, actually. I much prefer the simplicity of Quod Libet.

ocian
November 14th, 2007, 09:55 PM
I find the new Window Media Player quite unnatractive, actually. I much prefer the simplicity of Quod Libet.

I'm not one to care about what a player looks like (colors, skins etc) but I do like the way you can navigate to your music using album art in wmp11.

It's kinda like in forums how you don't even look at the person's name anymore yet know who posted what based on their avatar.

Mithrilhall
November 14th, 2007, 09:56 PM
I initially thought that question was a joke. :lolflag:

Amarok is my preferred choice. Way better than WMP.

urukrama
November 14th, 2007, 10:14 PM
I'm not one to care about what a player looks like (colors, skins etc) but I do like the way you can navigate to your music using album art in wmp11.

You can do that in Quod Libet (and other Linux media players I suppose) if you choose the "Album view".

Kingsley
November 14th, 2007, 10:20 PM
Open source ain't pretty!

n3tfury
November 14th, 2007, 10:53 PM
boy, you guys are suckers.

super breadfish
November 14th, 2007, 10:59 PM
On the subject of WMP, does anyone know how to set an album as "various artists" or something similar in the WMP library? I've got a compilation set of about 100 odd songs, but the WMP library insists on listing them all separately...

Can't wait for the Amarok Windows port.

mcduck
November 14th, 2007, 11:17 PM
I completely stopped using WMP even in Windows the day they got rid of the old classic interface.

Before that it was a nice media player that didn't get on your way. Now it's just plain annoying.

If you ask me, Sonata is far more pleasing to eye than any WMP version. Come to think of it, I think I actually even like the looks of ncmpc more than WMP :D

koleoptero
November 15th, 2007, 12:21 AM
No you won't find anything like that in linux, and that's a good thing. I bet that if you try you'll find a player that you'll like much more than wmp11 (which doesn't play half the formats it should, and is a memory hog)

init1
November 15th, 2007, 12:31 AM
Yes, there's XMMS.


apt-get install xmms

bruce89
November 15th, 2007, 12:49 AM
I really don't understand why media players have to have a seperate "skin", like WMP's Vista one.

All the major programs in Windows now have a separate theme, which is a usability nightmare. It's as if consistancy means nothing for commercial programs.

picpak
November 15th, 2007, 01:20 AM
It bothers me that people think that threads like these are "jokes". I love WMP, and I've always loved its visualizations. It'd be great to have something look like it in Linux (that VLC screenshot is very tempting), especially along with the visuals, which I've never been able to find an equivalent to in Linux.

Just because Microsoft has a bad reputation doesn't mean that ALL of its programs need to suffer it too. The same goes for Word.

bruce89
November 15th, 2007, 01:29 AM
It bothers me that people think that threads like these are "jokes". I love WMP, and I've always loved its visualizations. It'd be great to have something look like it in Linux (that VLC screenshot is very tempting), especially along with the visuals, which I've never been able to find an equivalent to in Linux.


If someone made a WMP clone, Windows people would say "Look at the best the Free Software community can do". Cloning is a bad thing and thankfully doesn't happen much.

picpak
November 15th, 2007, 01:39 AM
If someone made a WMP clone, Windows people would say "Look at the best the Free Software community can do". Cloning is a bad thing and thankfully doesn't happen much.

Well I don't want a program devoted entirely to cloning WMP. I don't want a ton of resources devoted to doing it either. I'm just saying that if it DID happen, I wouldn't be complaining.

Besides, we already have Linux XP (http://www.linux-xp.com/)...what more harm could a WMP clone do?

bruce89
November 15th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Besides, we already have Linux XP (http://www.linux-xp.com/)...what more harm could a WMP clone do?

It would annoy me a bit.

init1
November 15th, 2007, 01:48 AM
It bothers me that people think that threads like these are "jokes". I love WMP, and I've always loved its visualizations. It'd be great to have something look like it in Linux (that VLC screenshot is very tempting), especially along with the visuals, which I've never been able to find an equivalent to in Linux.

Just because Microsoft has a bad reputation doesn't mean that ALL of its programs need to suffer it too. The same goes for Word.
Totem has virtualizations.

picpak
November 15th, 2007, 01:51 AM
I can't remember if I liked theirs or not. Or was that gxine?

bruce89
November 15th, 2007, 01:51 AM
Totem has virtualizations.

Only 2 though. Goom (http://www.ios-software.com/?page=projet&quoi=1) and monoscope.

Rhythmbox is the music player, Totem is the film one.

init1
November 15th, 2007, 04:36 AM
Only 2 though. Goom (http://www.ios-software.com/?page=projet&quoi=1) and monoscope.

Rhythmbox is the music player, Totem is the film one.
Yes, but totem can still play music.

mcduck
November 15th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Only 2 though. Goom (http://www.ios-software.com/?page=projet&quoi=1) and monoscope.

Rhythmbox is the music player, Totem is the film one.

Install libvisual and you'll get some more. They also work with many other music players.

jcconnor
November 20th, 2007, 09:58 PM
Here's my VLC running in Ubuntu. Don't know if it qualifies as looking as sharp as WMP 11 but it really looks exacly like it.

So, to the original poster - yes, there is something aesthetically as pleasing.

To everyone else that said, nothing it Linux can / does look like that, I would beg to differ.

John