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From XMMS to Amarok

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As odd as it sounds, I never would have expected myself to be making the jump to Amarok. For years and years I've been a big XMMS fan, mostly because of it's simple and easy to use interface. But with the advent of XMMS2, the player I loved has gone the way of the dodo. Instead it has become just like MPG123. AKA, a console driven, client/server mp3 player system.

I don't want a console driven MP3 player. I want a graphical one. If I'm in the console, I'm not likely there because I want to listen to my music. So why should I have to dive into the console to play my music? I shouldn't. So I ended up going media player hunting again. Using my media player roundup as a reference point, I began experimenting with various different media players to meet my needs.

Oddly, I settled on Amarok. Sure, I tried Audacious, the XMMS clone, but that just didn't function right and had too many issues. Amarok kept coming up on my system as the default player.

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