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Audio player applications - THE LIST
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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Jan 2013, 17:36    Post subject:  

I've deliberately avoided getting into the fine details of audio quality, because this can be overwhelming for the average (non-audiophile) user.
Best-audio-quality configuration is discussed at length in the Music Player Daemon threads -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=70052
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81984

Now that you have asked, here are the basics: roughly speaking, sound quality depends on
1) the ability of the playback application, operating system and hardware driver to process the PCM audio data without changing it - such that the processing chain is bit-perfect.
2) the ability of the operating system and playback application to present the PCM audio data to the hardware device with a bare minimum of digital jitter (timing accuracy).

1) is relatively easy to achieve in Linux - just disable the "dmix" function of ALSA, and its audio processing will then be bit-perfect. Here's how - create a new document in Geany with this -
Code:
pcm.MYSOUNDCARD {
   type hw
   card 0
}

and save it as /etc/asound.conf
Reboot. That's it. Now a good test that you have successfully disabled dmix is to slide the volume control up and down in DeaDBeeF. If the volume control has no effect, that's good! DeaDBeeF is probably passing bit-perfect audio.
But if the volume control still works, it likely means that DeaDBeeF includes its own internal software volume processing - that's no good for audiophile purposes.

Regarding 2) there are some audio playback applications that are better for sound quality than others. This probably means their processing method is more technically streamlined ... but the theory is unclear and frankly I don't understand it.
As an experiment, you could play the same track with DeaDBeeF and a also a commandline application like aplay.
If you're really keen, try the commandline applications ecasound - it's been reported as possibly the best-sounding application. Let your ears decide.

But there are also tweaks possible to the ALSA audio driver - especially for USB audio interfaces under Linux, by varying the "nrpacks" parameter of the driver.

And there are also tweaks possible to the Linux operating system, itself, to improve jitter. One significant configuration is to disable the graphical display! This reduces the overall load on the operating system.

At the end of the day, if audiophile quality is what you want, I suggest you get Idolse's MPD-Pup, and use Music Player Daemon as your playback application.
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tallboy


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2013, 01:00    Post subject:  

tempestuous, thank you for the feedback.

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robwoj44

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Location: Warsaw

PostPosted: Fri 14 Jun 2013, 06:35    Post subject:  

Quodlibet
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=236385#236385
Decibel Audio Player
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=37553
jlGui
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43018
qmmp
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43587
JavaTunes
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43953
Jajuk
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43956
aTunes
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=319181#319181
Lien Mp3
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=320567#320567
Jukes
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=320621#320621
Cactus Jukebox
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=44284
Orpheus
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48020
Lalaclick
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=52520
Jampa
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=392253#392253
Jampal
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=392256#392256
Klactoveedsedstene
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=392261#392261
QMPlay
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=426732#426732
Fox Audio Player
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=430707#430707
YOYOPlayer
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=431285#431285
Ophelia
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=434467#434467
Gmusicbrowser
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=647827#647827
MusicBox
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=86669
JavaMod
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=733200#733200
Open Cubic Player
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=736325#736325
Siren
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=744216#744216
XiX Music Player
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=744230#744230
Play
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=746830#746830
PyTone
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=752723#752723

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Yogi

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Jun 2013, 15:32    Post subject: Herrie  

Weighing in at 26K this music app is great for minimal distros. It can
also stream internet radio stations.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1109040028&t=31220
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2016, 22:27    Post subject: My success  

Deadbeef Version 0.7.0 Clique the blue
assembled as .pet package for various Pups including Wheezy, Precise, Slackware 14.0 Slackos.
XiX music browser on test bench Puppy Slacko to-day.
Consonance plays CDs, and playlists.
YoYoplayer completely Garbled
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disciple

Joined: 20 May 2006
Posts: 6694
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue 16 Feb 2016, 00:46    Post subject:  

Does anyone happen to know of a "directory player" comparable to the Windows program 1by1 (by the maker of mp3directcut)?
And yes, I know it works in Wine.
There is/was a plugin for deadbeef called "directory browser" or something, but it won't advance to another folder once it has played everything in a directory.
And there was a little program posted on QT-apps, but I couldn't get it to work (I think because it only works via some QT multimedia framework which expects the files in one particular folder and which I haven't got working on my machine).

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smokey01


Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 2369
Location: South Australia

PostPosted: Tue 16 Feb 2016, 05:55    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
Does anyone happen to know of a "directory player" comparable to the Windows program 1by1 (by the maker of mp3directcut)?
I don't know how it compares but vlc will play directories of files.
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Semme


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Location: World_Hub

PostPosted: Tue 16 Feb 2016, 06:39    Post subject:  

Disciple, DB (v0.6.2) multiple directory play and advancement works for me aboard Tahr-605.

You've got which version aboard which pup?
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Pelo


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Apr 2016, 22:40    Post subject: PPM Puppy Precise 5.4.3
Subject description: SFS QT4-4.8.0.sfs will add to get exaile working
 

exaile will work downloaded from PPM Puppy Precise 5.4.3 by adding qt4-4.8.0.sfs: 18 M
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2016, 12:32    Post subject: Atunes 2.1.0 tested on Slacko 5.3.3 XFCE  

Atunes 2.1.0 tested on Slacko 5.3.3 XFCE (French version by JeJY 69 before american LXpups)

atunes-2.1.0|atunes|2.1.0|1sl|Multimedia|27810K|multimedia/atunes/2.1.0|atunes-2.1.0-i686-1sl.txz|+cxxlibs,+,+gcc,+glibc-solibs,+libX11,+libXau,+libXdmcp,+libxcb|Java Audio Player and Manager|slackware|13.37||
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2016, 09:30    Post subject: Quodlibet will run on new XFCE Puppies (experiments)  

Quodlibet will run on new XFCE Puppies (experiments) as Slim X-slacko by Mistfire.
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darkcity


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Location: near here

PostPosted: Sat 27 Aug 2016, 09:16    Post subject:  

add thread to wiki

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/SoftwareMultimedia

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Robert123

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Aug 2016, 15:59    Post subject:  

Thank you Darkcity a very cool wiki entry - looks great thank you.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2016, 11:50    Post subject: Mistfire intends to provides XFCE mixer  

Mistfire intends to provides XFCE mixer for his (numerous) passengers..
Caution : keep your Slim XFCE ... Slim ! Well this mixer is not a lot of MBs... GO ! Geoffrey offers necessary pets.
X-Slacko Slim is Low-cost, but not Low-Quality... Useless stuff withdrawn is replaced by nice applications, perhaps unknown by most of you.
Audacious : our french disk-jockey Medor has a version 3.7.2 available in his suitcase, for his Slaxen. Ask him if he would agree on sharing it with you..
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