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blakdeath
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:58 am    Post subject: need an alternative for VLC[problem solved] Reply with quote

I've given up on VLC, it seems I have a problem with QT4 applications, so for the time being I'm looking for an alternative
I need a media player that will automatically run all the media in a folder when i select all(ctrl+a) and press enter
it also needs to support media keys(next, previous, pause..etc) alsaplayer does not support those keys
I'm using alsa player
mplayer, VLC and Decibel are not working
I'll be needing a music player and a video player(1 app or 2 apps doesn't matter)

Thanks,
Adel


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should fix the issues you are having, instead of looking for alternatives. MPlayer (or the fork mplayer2), and SMPlayer (frontend) are the best for video. VLC comes close. For music look at MPD and a frontend of your choice, for example Cantata.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you're going to be automating your media playback so why not emerge vlc without qt4?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@yngwin: I am working on it, I have another thread about it
but you know, OS basics: internet access+music player
so I'm using an alternative while I fix my qt problems, smplayer is not working either unless I run as root
@bonafide I'll give it a shot

thank you both
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your using it for internet radio, have you tried XMMS?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I don't use internet radio, I only listen to locally stored music :(
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blakdeath wrote:
well I don't use internet radio, I only listen to locally stored music :(


Oh, XMMS should still fit the bill as it plays both.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@bonafide I just tried it out, I don't want to type vlc x.mp3 evertime I want to change the song
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@blakdeath - there was some topic about qt apps working at root only ( u have to emerge libSM libICE and qt-core, and eventually enable ipv6 - should take less than 10 mins )
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks mir3x that worked like a charm :)
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