Eina slim audio player based on GStreamer and GTK +3Filed under: Coutry;
Banshee, Rhytmbox, Amarok, iTunes, etc. more and more removed from the MP3 player as they knew of in the good old Winamp 2.x times. They loaded their MP3s and playlists in Winamp and played it, there was no more, no more was needed even then. Who's music collection is still properly sorted, the need actually even now, no program that the locally stored elaborately indexed and sorted in a library.Using a file manager can be found quickly for their own music, missing only one program with a little more comfort, such as Totem, which then plays the music. Here comes the music player Eina into play, the program plays with the motto “It just plays music. But does it pretty well “only from music without lugging around the overhead of Banshee, Amarok and Co. with them.
Eina is e.g. Audacious, a media player that just plays music only. No library, not a tagger, not a music store bloats the program. That does not please everyone, but I read a lot of the desire for a “Winamp 2.x for Linux”. The program is under the GPL-2 and is based on current components such as GTK + -3 or GStreamer. This can Eina play everything that can also play Gstreamer and this is after installing the usual codecs as good as anything.
The installation of
Eina can be done under Ubuntu from the PPA for the project. For virtually all other Linux distributions are mentioned on the website relevant sources, there should be no big problem to get the program under the request-Linux. For Ubuntu users, the usual magic lines …
$ Sudo apt-add-repository ppa: eina / ppa$ Sudo apt-get update & & sudo apt-get install eina player
Then the program should be fairly self-explanatory, invite dialogue about the selection of your music collection and your songs into the player presses the play button. Look, here are the plugins as well as the settings in the plugins can be found, for example, the option to change the song can show notifications. Also support for scrobbling songs to last.fm is activated.
In the settings there also the possibility of “gapless playback” to activate, which is also a feature that is missing from the big media players often. The seamless playback of albums will not be perfect, but not better than not at all perfect.
Eina is the version number 0.12.0 which makes itself felt at one point or another, so scrobbling worked with me playing the songs, even though my credentials were entered correctly. I also can not drag songs from Nautilus out the window of Eina to add these to the current Playlist. Those who find bugs or have other ideas about the program, it can report on the bug tracker on Launchpad. Currently the program is being actively developed, so that the accrual of bugs are fixed quickly.
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