xfmedia 0.1.0 released

Matthew Weier OPhinney matthew-lists at weierophinney.net
Mon Oct 25 18:52:27 CEST 2004

-- David Fraser <davidf at sjsoft.com> wrote
(on Monday, 25 October 2004, 02:29 PM +0200):
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> > for those of you following my random project development, you might 
> > have heard that i decided to discontinue work on xfmusic4.  i decided 
> > that there were too many intricacies involved in writing a performant 
> > audio decoding/rendering engine, and my time would be better spent 
> > elsewhere.  at the same time, i still don't like most of the music 
> > player GUIs available out there, so i decided to start xfmedia, which 
> > is based on the xine audio/video playing engine, using the original 
> > xfmusic4 GUI.
> For those just wanting audio and not video I'd recommend music player 
> daemon. The idea is to separate out the audio playing into a backend, 
> and then multiple frontends can be defined to control the player. gmpc 
> works pretty nicely with XFCE.

I've been using that at work for over a year now, and I have to second
this thought. mpd does a great job of playing, stays out of the way, and,
if you're using gmpc, you've got a systray icon you can use to access
the player and playlist. It doesn't get much more minimalist -- yet
fully featured -- then this.

Matthew Weier O'Phinney

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