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#1

What music players do you guys use?

I personally use Tomahawk and occasionally groove music.


#2

Used Windows Media Player (with WMP Plus and WMP Tag Plus) for a loooooooooonnnggg time because I liked the simple Interface. Also used MediaMonkey for a while, went back to WMP though. Tried Clementine too, didn’t fit me.
Tried Foobar2000 for a few minutes like half a year ago and the default settings didn’t really fit me so I uninstalled again.
Tried it again maybe two months ago and tinkered around with it a bit more… And oh boy I don’t wanna miss it anymore. Once you got you interface set up… man… so nice.


#3

Windows media player
Interface is simple, it works with the media keys, all good.


#4

When Winamp started to go downhill, I switched to Xion. haven’t looked back.

On Linux I am still looking around. Kinda liking Banshee.


#5

I’m using MPD with ncmpcpp as a front-end.

It’s really nice to have a music player daemon, so I can leave the music playing without having to leave a window open. Controlling it over the network (e.g. with my phone) is just icing on the cake for me. :wink:

PS: Before that I used to use Rhythmbox since it came shipped with my Linux distro I used at the time.


#6

On windows, I use foobar2000, because it’s just awesome. On linux I use Rhythmbox, because that’s what I’m used to, although I really wanna give mpd a try, but it just seems so damn complicated for a music player


#7

I’m on Linux. I use Clementine.


#8

On my desktops I like to use VLC for most everything. If I’m doing a stream I like to use MPV so no windows pop up and get in the way.

On laptops I like rythmbox. Just open a BBC1 or 2 stream and have algezeera or dub throughout the day. But again, I have VLC as well.

On macs… VLC.

On phone… VLC and spotify. If I don’t have it on my phone from my collection I have it on spotify.


#9

Standalone …Xion


#10

I generally use mpv on linux, but recently someone recommended deadbeef to me. Been using it for a few weeks now, it’s pretty nice.


#11

Complicated? For me it was literally installing the package and setting the “music” directory in the config file. I mean you could add sound outputs manually but the default is auto-detection which worked great for me, even without PulseAudio. Everything else is handled by ncmpcpp which has a really nice default config, too. :smiley:


#12

VLC & Spotify also

But if I see here something I like, I’ll bravely switch to that and reply :man_shrugging:


#13

Linux - Clementine
Windows - foobar2000
Android - AIMP


#14

Windows - MusicBee or Foobar
Linux - cmus or Cementine on the rare occasion I need a gui.

Spotify across all of em if I don’t have the local file.


#15

Windows 10 - Foobar2000, it was AIMP 4, but it glitches the whole Windows interface on both my TV and receiver.
Android - BlackPlayer EX and HEOS

And for a streaming service, i have a Tidal Hi-Fi subscription.


#16

On Linux: Audacious
On Android: Apollo by XDA developers


#17

VLC - windows/mac/Linux/android
If I don’t have X running then Moc or emacs.


#18

Spotify and YouTube :face_with_monocle:

Formerly Foobar2000. Formerly formerly Winamp.

I only have 8 albums on my PC at the moment, so I just let VLC handle the task given how infrequently I listen to them.


#19

Winamp or Clementine.
Play music on my phone.


#20

Musicbee

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