Any generic (non-wm-specific) audio players?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Fri Jun 23 18:46:56 UTC 2006

Gary Kline wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:18:35PM -0500, Nikolas Britton wrote:
>> On 6/22/06, Chris Hill <chris at> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 22 Jun 2006, Gary Kline wrote:
>>>> ... Does xmms play streams?
>>> I'm not sure about xmms and streams, never having tried it. So I've just
>>> been playing with this, and it seems to work like Nikolas' description
>>> of cplay: download the playlist manually, then you can load it from
>>> within xmms. I'm listening to as I type this (thanks
>>> for the link, Nikolas!)
>> Your welcome, here's more:
>> (multiple genres)
>> (Drum & Bass / Junge)  /* Tops, IMO, gk */
>> (EDM etc.)
>> (multiple genres, mostly electronic)
>> (DJ Mix Sets)
>> (IDM)
>> (Club/Dance)
>> Also, Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music (Flash Player Required):
>> Does anyone know of streams that sound like XRT or Q101?... two radio
>> stations in Chicago
> 	*This* is exactly what  I was going to ask about next:
> 	if we could all post streaming sites.  Oe of my favorites is
>[many substream URL's].
> 	Thanks for thhe Guide, Nikolas!  
> 	Another thing I've been wondering about is xmms-faad2
> 	which is mp4 or a High Effiency decoder of "aac"(?)
> 	streams that only require 24kpbs to yeild fairly high
> 	fidelity sound.  Does anybody know anything about how
> 	xmms-faad2 works with good ol' xmms??  (I'm completely
> 	new to most of this--streaming sites.  But then just got
> 	new speakers w/bass boombox!)  So any tips will be very
> 	welcome.
> 	gary
    The faad2 item should just be a plugin for xmms. It's kind of 
convoluted how they compile stuff with the faad2 lib, but basically-in 
Linux at least-it downloads the complete faad2 source, compiles it 
first, then compiles the plugin from a different branch from the main 
source in the source tree.
    I was doing a bit of reading too (trying to see if I can just change 
the source a bit to get ID3/iTunes tags to be read in xmms), and it 
turns out that iTunes uses MP4 format with AAC encoding, as opposed to 
AAC which uses MP2 encoding as a base.
    Doesn't really matter all that much I suppose, but I was just 
looking through the source trying to figure stuff out and the original 
author's nomenclature is just a bit confusing.

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