xmms supported codecs

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  • #13639
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    dirkd
    dirkd

    I noticed xmms only supports a very restricted set of formats. Mp3, flac, maybe ogg, mkv is about all that worked here. Newer formats like m4a, webm (opus) and even mp4 are not recognized. Is that correct? Or is something wrong with my configuration? I also noticed there’s a conflict between the packages xmms-plugins-antix and xmms-skins-antix.

    I’m only asking out of curiosity, since xmms is the default audio player in Antix. And although I kinda like the compact user interface, I’ll probably ditch it altogether. I have no problems running SMplayer, my mediaplayer of choice, and that plays everything I tried.

    #13640
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    xmms is very old, was born and died ie unmaintained before those new audio formats were even invented.
    It is used because it is very, very light and the sound quality is really good on old boxes.

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    #13647
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    dirkd
    dirkd

    I guessed as much. Thanks.

    Only a short time ago, I used mp3, mp4 and flv exclusively. Times were simpler then. But as of late I find the proliferation of media formats has become unavoidable. Oh well, no one died from a little headache now and then.

    #14453
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    wildstar84
    wildstar84

    You should try Audacious, which is pretty much a modern, drop-in replacement for XMMS w/far more codecs and is actively maintained! When starting up Audacious, change the “interface” in the settings menu to “Winamp Skins” to use the XMMS skins. Better yet, if you also want to play videos and DVDs and XMMS directory presets, you could also install and use Fauxdacious (my Audacious fork)!: https://wildstar84.wordpress.com/fauxdacious/ and https://github.com/wildstar84/fauxdacious

    #14457

    Anonymous

    Maybe you should check:

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    #14499
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    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    Have you tried moc yet? Already installed in AntiX. It is kinda fun once you learn it.
    https://moc.daper.net/about

    Supported file formats include: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack, Speex, WAVE (and other less popular formats supported by Sndfile), MOD, WavPack, AAC, SID, MIDI. Moreover most audio formats recognized by FFMpeg/LibAV are also supported (e.g. MP4, Opus, WMA, APE, AC3, DTS – even embedded in video files). New formats support is under development.

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    #14501

    Anonymous

    Yup … it’s on sucless.
    It makes fun even without learning.
    Open ranger, cursor up/down, left/right … enter and moc rocks. 😉

    #14558
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    cyrilus31
    cyrilus31

    I would add this link to the one before with similarities.
    Diversity is not all that bad.

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