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Re: Ranter or evangelist?



Tim wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-07-18 at 01:03 -0400, gilpel altern org wrote:
>> But suggesting to friends that they use XMMS and type meaningless
>> scribbles to make a CD play would make one look like a loonie and
>> suggesting to install something else will rightfully bring the
>> following question: "Why is it not the default?"
> 
> It used to be that there was a simple "CD player" application in the
> menu.  It's still an addable item, as far as I know, and far less
> cumbersome than dealing with XMMS or RhythmBox.
> 
Different people have different preferences. I don't care for
RhythmBox, but it is the default because it has nice "bells and
whistles."

>> The default interface size is way too small for most modern screen
>> definition. Double size really looks like it's been blown out.
> 
> Some people want a small thing, so they can leave it on the desktop, but
> not get in the way of everything that they're doing.  There's a reason,
> and that's one of them, that several different programs have copied
> WinAmp, in that regard.
> 
I think XMMS had it first, but mainly because it was designed back
when screen sizes were a lot smaller. This is why double size looks
so clunky...
> 
>> let's face it: for all the protest, not a single person in this thread
>> said that he uses XMMS,
>>
> I do, and didn't say that I don't.  Considering that I gave quite a bit
> of info on using it, I thought it was obvious that I do.
> 
Well, I am coming in late, but I use XMMS to play all kinds of sound
files. If you do not have an analog cable from your drive to the
sound card, (Most new systems don't.) you will have to configure the
plugin to use digital mode.

Mikkel
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  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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