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  • #31
    Ban funkSTAR

    From now on, I will ignore any forum thread with funkSTAR present, because he is such a butthurt asshole in most of his posts and is unnecessarily attacking others in an aggressive manner. A GNOME 3 user that actually considers lack of configurability a feature. Go back to MAC OS X that's built idiot-proof and hence is more suitable for you.

    Seriously, look at his posts. The majority of them are 10% opinion and 90% calling names to others. Did KDE kill his cat or something?

    Ban him, please.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Reloaded211 View Post
      From now on, I will ignore any forum thread with funkSTAR present, because he is such a butthurt asshole in most of his posts and is unnecessarily attacking others in an aggressive manner. A GNOME 3 user that actually considers lack of configurability a feature. Go back to MAC OS X that's built idiot-proof and hence is more suitable for you.

      Seriously, look at his posts. The majority of them are 10% opinion and 90% calling names to others. Did KDE kill his cat or something?

      Ban him, please.
      I just have him in my ignore list. It helps a little.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
        You know, if you didn't make such ridiculous claims, maybe some fool out there might even believe you.

        This way, you're just making excellent advertisement for Qt and KDE programs. If you're piling on such bile with no arguments, it is probably good software and you're jealous!
        Stop feeding the troll.

        Note to troll: configurism is not a word, even if it is one of your memes (only one?).

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        • #34
          Originally posted by asdx
          I run KDE 4.8.4 on archlinux x86_64, I'm currently using Amarok 2.6.0 with phonon-vlc backend, it works just great. I love it.

          Can't wait for Amarok 2.7.
          Kubuntu 12.10 w/ KDE 4.10beta here. Can't think of anything I wanted Amarok to do and it didn't. Fwiw, I only play from local collections as spotify et.al. are not available over here.
          I won't say it's better/worse than other players. With so many options, I'm sure anyone can pick a quarrel with a player or two. Who cares, you're not supposed to like them all. Use whatever you like. You think it uses too much RAM or CPU? Open a bug. Ask for your money back. Get a life.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by talvik View Post
            I'm going to be a fanboy and troll now... But I really loved Amarok 1. When I was trying Linux Amarok was the reason that made me boot to Linux more and more.
            Then came Amarok 2, a bug-ridden bloated PoS. Fucking Eclipse IDE has a simpler interface and feels lighter than Amarok 2. When KDE4 came out Amarok devs felt they HAD to use every single component and lib that came with it, they use frickin' plasma lib.

            If subjectiv arguments won't convince you, take a look at numbers. Ram, cpu usage, power usage...
            http://bryanquigley.com/reviews/12-0...view-cpu-usage
            http://bryanquigley.com/reviews/12-0...w-memory-usage
            http://bryanquigley.com/reviews/musi...ups-per-second
            Consistently the WORST music player available on Linux.

            Clementine has been just released 1.1, it's multi-platform and the closest thing to Amarok 1.
            http://www.clementine-player.org/

            ps: And what use has statistics, if the break the DB every single point release?
            I used to love amarok myself back in 1. but the new amarok i can't stand.
            The UI is worse and gives me headaches.
            I think clementine is way better.

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            • #36
              Actually, I just decided to try out the VLC backend again to see if changing mimetypes would indeed work, and apparently the MIDI issues with the backend have been fixed while I was not looking! That's pretty awesome! It now recognises MIDI files and can play them back, just like GStreamer. The difference being that VLC is using FluidSynth and GStreamer is using Timidity. And I actually like FluidSynth a bit more... Now if only Amarok was to add MIDI files to the music collection.

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              • #37
                I must live in an alternate dimension. Horrible UI? Amarok's UI is my favorite. It's so simple. Sources on one side, playlist on the other. Click on a source and it gets dumped into a playlist. Easy. Though I wish the sources panel was tabbed like in Clementine, instead of hierarchical. It's annoying having to go back to the root menu to switch to internet streams, instead of just tabbing between sources (I'm sure there are people that prefer not having a tab bar taking up space...). But it's not a big deal. I also use phonon-VLC.



                Amarok does have problems, but the UI isn't one of them.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                  Now if only Amarok was to add MIDI files to the music collection.
                  File a bug report.The Amarok guys are one of the more active teams within KDE.
                  The worst experience I had with a bug report was that they fixed the bug but forgot to mark the report as fixed.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by asdx
                    Are you fucking retarded? Where did I said something bad about Amarok? I like Amarok, why don't you direct your crappy comments to someone else? Fucking moron.
                    That wasn't directed at you, but at people complaining Amarok isn't the greatest player ever. I was trying to point out that anyone of us can find a player we don't like, yet we don't go chasing for threads complaining about them.
                    Thanks for the insult, though.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by YAFU View Post
                      I'm using KDE since version 3. I do not like players covering a big annoying window. I always used Audacious (yes, gtk). It does what it have to do, play music. Small interface, filters, plugins, equalizer, playlist, and skinnable.
                      I recommend you to give a try to qmmp.

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