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Music player for linux

Hi, I really like Itunes as a music player but i can't get it to work in ubuntu so I need another one! functions i want: shuffle, low cpu usage, a friendly interface and free of bugs. (friendly interface = esay to use)

why not use rythmbox, well it has bugs, the shuffle button doesn't work because it shuffles the next song after each song. So when i use it it's just a big loop over three different songs! i want the itunes look, like it shuffles once and lets you see in what order the songs will be played.

I tryd songbird throw wine, but it was so slow so i can't use that! any other suggestions?

let me explaine further on what music player I want. things I don't care about:

Music player for linux requirements:
Ability to import/export ratings Automatically picks up new files/folders added to library Has an active plugins ecosystem Smart playlists

I want: an easy to use interface. a shuffle function that shows you in what order the music is shuffled! low cpu usage.

I hope you can see that this is not a duplicate its two different music players. for the moment I'm using banshee, BUT banshee doesn't show me in what order the music is going to be played, which is annoying. I hope I made myself clear now.

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marked as duplicate by Daniel Beck, fretje, Sathya Feb 4 '11 at 16:09

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Please don’t use signatures or taglines in your posts. Every post you make is already "signed" with your standard user card, which links directly back to your user page –  Sathya Feb 4 '11 at 16:07
    
Actually, it is like the duplicate. His is about a music player for Linux, so is yours. We're not idiots. –  Wuffers Feb 7 '11 at 0:55

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I used to use http://banshee.fm/ stopped using it after they added video support and got incredibly bulky (come on... imho mplayer is still the best)

For Ubuntu check http://askubuntu.com you'll find everything related there

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Ubuntu questions are just as welcome here. This'll just generate cross-postings between different SE sites. –  Daniel Beck Feb 4 '11 at 14:59
    
Oh, I didn't meant to look it like SuperUser is not the site for such questions, I know they are welcome here :) but well, since AskUbuntu is pretty much about the subject it wouldn't be so bad to let the OP know. –  allenskd Feb 4 '11 at 16:10

Have a look at Songbird, it does have few iTunes themes and is pretty similar to iTunes: http://addons.songbirdnest.com/addon/233

Songbird also have a friendly default interface and many plugins.

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songbird for linux is dead. the successor is called nightingale, getnightingale.com –  akira Feb 4 '11 at 14:07
    
I like the interface, but when i try to hide the program it just appears again! but I really like the program, because it's like a cool version of iTunes! –  Alvar Feb 4 '11 at 14:26
    
akira, please click on the link you just submitted and do notice that there is an easily readable line of text saying: "No download available yet." –  Shadok Feb 4 '11 at 15:25

I have grown to like Exaile: http://www.exaile.org/

It can shuffle, has low cpu usage and the interface is nice but there were a couple of actions that did not do exactly what I expected.

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what actions were different? –  Alvar Feb 4 '11 at 14:16
    
Clicking on an artist or an album to select items required double clicks in some cases I think. –  jzd Feb 4 '11 at 23:15

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