[LAU] wanted:audio player

Philipp Überbacher hollunder at lavabit.com
Sun Oct 17 17:27:44 UTC 2010

Excerpts from fons's message of 2010-10-17 15:53:22 +0200:
> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 03:11:03PM +0200, Arnold Krille wrote:
> > For checking the results I would say an external cd-player is better. 
> > Otherwise you probably only know that the drive that burnt them is able to 
> > read them:-)
> True, but usually a real player is not available, and in most
> cases I'd have two PCs available. 
> > Other than that: mplayer does what you want, it plays 
> > mp3/ogg/flac/wav/you_name_it, cdda and also does multichannel.
> For CD playing it's bit too spartan to my taste. 
> > I successfully 
> > used it to play ambisonics files within jack. While it normally does auto-
> > connect to the first hardware-outputs, it can be told to connect to any other 
> > jack-client or to none at all...
> The way mplayer selects the ports to connect to is the
> most useless I've ever seen.
> It will connect to the first N ports that match a pattern.
> The order depends on how jack lists them, and that is 
> undefined. The chances that you get the 16 channels of
> a 3rd-order file connected correctly are virtually zero.
> Manual connection is an option of course, to be repeated
> for each file (if you play multiple files with the same
> command it will 'reconnect' between them.
> Since the part I'm missing most is playing CDs it looks
> like I'll just add that to my own jack player, or write
> a separate one. Looking at the alsaplayer code it seems
> simple enough.
> Ciao,
> -- 
> FA
> There are three of them, and Alleline.

One benefit of aqualung is that it doesn't 'reconnect'. It's simply
writing zeroes when paused, which seems to be necessary in case of jack.

May I ask how you burn CDs? I burned my last couple of discs using
cdrdao, but writing TOC files and remembering funky CLI options isn't
exactly the easiest option. Nice GUI burning programs like k3b are KDE
dependent. There are loads of programs supposed to make it easier, but
in my experience most are fairly buggy or lacking important features.


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