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  • hax0r
    started a topic Why does seeking MP3s suck so much in GNU/Linux

    Why does seeking MP3s suck so much in GNU/Linux

    Little things like this make me sad , luckily there are few that work, xmms or exaile and they resemble the workings of foobar2000 for example. Other than you get tons of crackles, weird noises, and unexpected behavior, most of the seeking bar implementations / buffering are just retarded, try it on your own.

  • yesterday
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    I did not compare quality or whatever. If you define ogg as container or audio format it does not matter, as there are basically no external players which support it. Amarok+xine-engine+mp3 format = no problems at all. I will not convert any files from mp3 to ogg as reencoding degrades quality. The other way it is the same.
    iriver devices or anything with Rockbox?

    I have an old (2005) 1GB iriver fp-799 i think that has native ogg support.

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  • pmorph
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    Alsaplayer is good, but it has one grave weakness: playlist handling. And the most grave problem there is the lack of "find/search" function!?!

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  • energyman
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    Originally posted by hax0r View Post
    Amarok 2 with xine also doesn't seek smoothly, I have this problem on 2 different PCs, one with on-board sound card and other with Auzen X-Fi Prelude, both of them run archlinux and base alsa. I will stick to mpg123 / xmms, low memory footprint and fast playlist query is what interest me. For Auzen X-Fi Prelude I just boot XP and use foobar2000 since I need something that works correclty, I have put lot of money into that card, got dual opa637bp op-amps, panasonic fm / rubycon blackgate nx capacitors.
    try alsaplayer will libmad. You might be surprised.

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by hax0r View Post
    Sorry guys I was frustrated late at night yesterday .

    @Ant P., I'm actually giving back something to open source, but not much ATM, seems like I'm bashing more.
    Thanks to this I have more objective look at Amarok right now You mentioned sound is laggy sometimes. Maybe you use Gstreamer with Amarok? As far as I know this is possible.

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  • pmorph
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    Originally posted by hax0r View Post
    @pmorph, Audacious uses to much memory and feels quite laggy, it's a bad port of xmms.
    Ok, the feel of lag is your personal user experience, and I'm not going to argue with that. I'm going to argue about the memory usage though

    Code:
    ~$ free
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:       2075400     114716    1960684          0        348      59916
    -/+ buffers/cache:      54452    2020948
    Swap:       289128          0     289128
    ~$ 
    ~$ audacious &
    [1] 1715
    ~$ 
    ~$ free
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:       2075400     144016    1931384          0        348      77568
    -/+ buffers/cache:      66100    2009300
    Swap:       289128          0     289128
    
     2020948
    -2009300
    ========
       11648 = 11.375MB
    
    4089 tunes on playlist.

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  • hax0r
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    Sorry guys I was frustrated late at night yesterday .

    @Ant P., I'm actually giving back something to open source, but not much ATM, seems like I'm bashing more.
    @pmorph, Audacious uses to much memory and feels quite laggy, it's a bad port of xmms.
    @Darkfire Fox, Yes all X-Fi based (EMU20K1 ~ EMU20K2) cards are supported out of the box since 2.6.31-rc1 or rc2, I poked around the mlists and they patched git alsa for me.

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Sorry man but on this one you are just plain wrong. Fubar feature-wise pretty much skins every other player out there and one of it's greatest strengths is music collection management.
    Yes, you're right. It seems to be quite comfortable. It's little like Amarok 2 without MySQL (advantage, disadvantage or maybe apples and oranges situation?).
    Last edited by kraftman; 07-07-2009, 09:43 AM.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by kraftman View Post
    I never used Foobar, but it may have less features then Amarok. Stop Fooling yourself ;p I can imagine that managing music collection is pain in this Foobar...
    Sorry man but on this one you are just plain wrong. Fubar feature-wise pretty much skins every other player out there and one of it's greatest strengths is music collection management.

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  • pmorph
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    Tried Audacious? Not perfect, but the most sensible thing since xmms, IMO.

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