Old 1st March 2009, 19:22   #1
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Best Audio Player For Linux

Is there a audio player available that will allow you to add a module for sound enhancement - like there is for Winamp ?

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Old 1st March 2009, 21:09   #2
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If you have $10:

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multi...FX-11198.shtml

This is a plugin for XMMS.
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Old 1st March 2009, 22:41   #3
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I used XMMS at one time, but i use Audacious now. Audacious supports a lot of codecs straight out of the box. Plus its being maintained.

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If this is what I think it is you should be able to run a unitpulse through your favorite sound enhancer and use it with it.
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Old 2nd March 2009, 02:10   #5
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A lot:
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amarok
Exaile
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Old 2nd March 2009, 02:35   #6
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What plugins can you use with Audacious to improve the sound quality ?

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Old 2nd March 2009, 07:47   #7
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Are you having a problem with sound quality? I'm really not that much into audio "enhancements". Actual lousy sound quality in linux could be mixer settings as the range of mixers and stuff are tweakable to create inferior output. I.E. you can clip the sound...

I use Amarok and/or Juk. Usually Amarok. I used Juk because it has a neat file rename function but usually listen to Amarok.

If you are talking about effects... I dunno... the only effects thing I know about is the one above. I didn't think it was worth $10.

I have a JBL Creature II and it sounds really nice hooked to my linux box.

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we have them (speakers) here in israel too, they look quite powerless, specially because the speakers look like tweeters more than anything, thus having no mid range, but i guess they are good for portability, hooking them up to a nice mp3 player or something, otherwise, they are too toyish even for a guy like me (and i L-O-V-EEEE toyish hardware)
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I think they sound great for the $40 (and probably for more than that). I have a real stereo too, but it isn't convenient to have 100 pounds of hardware at my desk

I think you'd have to go at least $100 to find anything that sounded better.

Not audiophile, but nice. 40 watts. It won't break windows, but that's plenty for an office. Lots of bass if you turn it up. Almost too much.

Looks like they are discontinued
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But recommending $40 speakers, even if they should sound fantastic for $40, as a way to improve sound?

As for weight, they still look heavier than these.
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I dunno. I'm not really sure what sankt was after. I haven't used XMMS/BMP/BMPx/audacious in a long time but I loaded it up tonight.

The package audacious-plugins provides some basic functionality for audio processing including an AGC compressor, echo, extra stereo, a "crystalizer" and a stretcher so that you can make the smurfs sing.

It also contains ladspa host support. The filters for that are in ubuntustudio-audio-plugins. http://www.ladspa.org

Whether any of this will actually make anything really sound any better is questionable. Usually the mix on things is already so processed by the recording engineers that .... well... anyway I guess I came up with something that might be interesting... sorta...

Beyond an EQ to account for bad headphones and bad speakers, I never really thought much of audio processing. I sort of like the extra stereo and crystalizer effect... sorta... no biggie....

If you wanted Amarok to play flac, shoutcast streams etc. install libxine1-ffmpeg and ubuntu-restricted extras.

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got the fatality headset. pretty good sound and nice bass too, but i only use it for gaming. have my amp hooked up to my PC :P
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What plugins can you use with Audacious to improve the sound quality ?
I don't know other Linux distros, but in debian there a lot in /usr/lib/audacious/input

And from sound...I don't know...I never had problems with that...speakers b0rks mostly are the common problems


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