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Lightweight music player for Xfce (Lenny)

What lightweight music player would you recommend for using with Xfce on Lenny?

I’m looking for something with a nice UI if possible (target users have no experience with Linux apps, and probably WinAmp is all they have used before). Please note that I don’t necessarily expect something like Amarok, but at least it shouldn’t look like it was developed in the past century :)

Even when it may be obvious, I’ll mention that I need something that’s already packaged for Debian. And since it’s going to be used on systems that have Xfce as a DE, it should be something that doesn’t pull hundreds of dependencies.


helmut [ Editor ]

As far as I know xmms is a music player which is very similar to WinAmp. (It could even use WinAmp themes.) My experience dates back a few years though. The package got replaced by xmms2 in lenny. Now xmms2 has a bit more complex architecture (it comes with a dedicated daemon). I’d estimate that it still comes with limited dependencies. (If not, try installing with aptitude -R install xmms2.)

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Hi helmut, xmms is exactly the kind of app that I had in mind (should have mentioned it in my question). Like you say, that package was replaced by xmms2 since Lenny, but I haven’t tried the new one. As tornow suggested a nice xmms2 frontend, I’ll give it a try. Thaks for the tip!

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