Michael Whapples mikster4 at
Wed Feb 28 12:44:26 EST 2007

On that, then mplayer is probably a good choice. I am not sure about how it 
would handle multiple directories, but it can do playlists (I think) so you 
could do it that way if necessary. Mplayer certainly meets the many codecs 
requirement, MP3, OGG, WAV, quicktime, windows media, realaudio, the list 
goes on.

I think there may be various front ends for mplayer, I think there is one 
called mplay, not sure what that is like to use.

Michael Whapples
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Norman" <cnorman at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: winamp

> Basically, I want a player which will play the contents of an entire
> folder (including sub-folders), and will shuffle and repeat, whiles
> supporting as many codecs as possible.
> What will be my best bet?
> Cheers,
> On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 15:03 +0000, Michael Whapples wrote:
>> Firstly, do you want it for text console or gnome? in gnome there are
>> players such as gxine (ubuntu has this in its repositries), totem movie
>> player, etc (RealPlayer 10 is accessible to a level in gnome, if you
>> want that). In the text console, there is mplayer, trplayer (a text
>> front end for realplayer 8), cplay.
>> Depends what you want from the player, for which is most appropiate.
>> Mplayer has plenty of codecs (and probably allows playing nearly any
>> format), but it has so many options that it can be complex to get
>> started with or for basic use. Cplay is more basic, but simpler for
>> navigating through lists of tracks.
>> From
>> Michael Whappoles
>> On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 10:49 +0000, Chris Norman wrote:
>> > Hi people,
>> > I remember hearing something on this list about a piece of software for
>> > linux that worked like winamp (presumably with the same key commands 
>> > and
>> > stuff), and am trying to find it.
>> >
>> > Any ideas what it is? I've just tried xine but couldn't get it to work,
>> > I've also tried beep-media-player, but couldn't figure out some of 
>> > that.
>> >
>> > Any ideas appreciated.
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> >
>> >
>> >
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