Audio/multimedia recommendations

Curtis Almond cjalmond at
Tue Jun 29 14:52:51 PDT 2004

I have tried the following on earlier version of BSD.  I had a
specific need for MP3 jukebox features.

Juk with KDE
Net-Rhythm Jukebox (currently broken)

Juk was functional and did a good job at organizing my small mp3 collection.


On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 23:38:05 -0700, Joshua Tinnin <krinklyfig at> wrote:
> OK, so I've finally moved over to FreeBSD from Linux, and I've fallen in love.
> To me, this OS makes so much more /sense/ than Linux, though I'm not
> evangelizing nor knocking anyone's choices. I realize the strength of the
> FreeBSD is on the server side, but I like it enough that I'm planning on
> using this current install as a workstation (and later I plan on using a
> combined FreeBSD/OpenBSD setup for a mail/web server network, OpenBSD being
> dedicated to firewalling). My stats are FreeBSD 5.2.1 RELEASE, KDE 3.2.3 (I
> also have Gnome but don't use it often). After toying around a bit with the
> various installed media players as well as installing XMMS (which has some
> quirky problems with KDE), I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations on
> media players, as this ain't cutting it and there are so many audio and
> multimedia ports that it's a rather daunting task trying to pick any of them.
> My previous Linux experience didn't involve much media, so I'm not familiar
> with what's popular or what works well. I'm particularly interested in any
> players which support streaming media, especially standards like Real and
> WMP. I tried going to the Real page to dl their player, after discovering
> it's no longer in ports, and there is no option for FreeBSD, and the Linux
> player is a binary - haven't tried it yet.
> Also, my mobo is an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe with an ATI Radeon 9600 XT video card.
> The mobo works fine with FreeBSD, but I haven't been able to get my video
> card to work, even though I've been through a number of steps advised on
> different sites, including building AGP into the kernel and Radeon support
> into XFree86. I've also searched through the list archives, but the answers
> given tend to vary, and the ones I've tried haven't worked. I know many
> people have asked about this issue, but I have yet to find a solution which
> works. Anyone have an answer they know works? I'm not all that interested in
> playing games on this machine or using 3D much at all, but it would be nice
> to speed up my system by actually using the video memory the card uses.
> - jt
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