Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Tue Feb 2 23:18:47 UTC 2010

On Tue 02 Feb 2010 at 14:34:42 PST Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>Exaile is a much lighter and nice player for Gnome fans.  It doesn't
>have all the features of Amarok, but it has a large subset and those
>features that work seem to be mostly "ok".  It doesn't have as many
>developers as Amarok though, and it seems to be lagging far behind.
>I've been trying Rhythmbox too lately.  It also recognizes IDv3 tags,
>has playlist support, podcast download and archive support,
>integration and online streaming radio support.  Some bits of the UI
>are, to put it mildly, "dumped down".  This is a common problem of many
>Gnome applications these days, it seems.  I've only used it for about a
>week or two now, so I can't really say if I _like_ it yet.

I've been trying Exaile and Rhythmbox too. I think I prefer Rhythmbox,
because it handles my .m3u playlists in the way I like. It immediately
lists them in the sidebar under Playlists, and they persist there from
session to session.  Exaile seems to load them only temporarily; to get
them into the sidebar, you have to explicitly save them as a custom
playlist.  (It's a minor point, I know, but I dislike what seem like
unnecessary steps.)

A more serious problem is that I can't seem to get either of them to
work with any of my favorite podcasts.  It always complains that it's
unable to parse the feed.

One tool I've found that does work with podcasts is PenguinTV. So that's
what I'm currently using.

What about mixers and/or equalizers?  What are people using for that?

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