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    Is there a Winamp like media player (or something similar) for XUbuntu (spelling?). If not, what would you recommend (if anything) for it.

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    So I'm assuming WinAmp doesn't work...
    Umm, Adobe Audition (more of an editing program, but you can still listen to music and watch video, etc), RealPlayer. They probably only work for Windows though, I don't know.
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    I've no idea what WinAmp's interface is like, but I use Amarok and it works beautifully

    A Linux version of WinAmp does actually exist, but it seems to be stuck at alpha 1, so I guess it was started and then someone gave up.
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    So the only thing that I needed to do was install gstreamer-mad (the mpeg decoder I believe.) Then, I was able to listen to my shoutcast stream. Anyways, thanks for the advice on Media Players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twey View Post
    I've no idea what WinAmp's interface is like, but I use Amarok and it works beautifully

    A Linux version of WinAmp does actually exist, but it seems to be stuck at alpha 1, so I guess it was started and then someone gave up.
    It will take time for more users to convert to Linux, but at the time seems like Apple is doing better at converting the average users more than linux is, even though winamp is very popular I don't think they'll be releasing a fully stable version for linux soon

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    one word XMMS

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    XMMS is no longer developed. It forked into Audacious then died. Audacious, in turn, forked into BMP, mentioned above.
    even though winamp is very popular I don't think they'll be releasing a fully stable version for linux soon
    I doubt most Linux users would use it anyway -- it's closed-source.
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    Hey Twey, do you use Amarok to listen to mp3/mpeg files (not sure what exactly shoutcast uses for it's streams)? If so, how did you get it to work?

    Even after I installed gstreamer and all of its dependencies (spelling is off, I know), it still would only work with ogg files. Is it maybe something I am doing wrong with the settings or something?

    Any help on this would be appreciated.

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    Due to licensing problems, some distributions don't include MP3 codecs. You may have to install a package from an unofficial repository to get MP3 working.
    dependencies (spelling is off, I know)
    Nope, spot on
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