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GUI based mp3 player

xmms is a free, GUI based mp3 player that includes the following features:

  • can seek in files
  • shuffle and repeat play
  • fast jump in playlist
  • inclusion of playlist editor, spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope
  • a one line mode
  • timer elapsed/timer remaining
  • streaming/Shoutcast (1.0 or 1.1)/Icecast support
  • Gnome/Afterstep/WindowMaker dock app
  • GTK Interface for requesters (with theme support)
  • scroll wheel support
  • save to wav option
  • can save http streams to the hard drive

Currently XMMS plays MPEG layer 1/2/3, Ogg Vorbis, WAVx, all formats supported by libmikmod, and CD audio. XMMS has a plugin system for Input/Output/Effects etc, and through plugins it can play more sound formats such as AAC, AHX, Future Composer, SID etc.


User manual available in HTML from http://www.xmms.org/docs/readme.php; User tutorial available in HTML format from http://www.xmms.org/docs/vis-plugin.html

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Janet Casey

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8 January 2002

Leaders and contributors

Thomas Nilsson Maintainer
Christopher Wilson Contributor
Derrik Pates Contributor
Havard Kvalen Contributor
Logan Hanks Contributor
Zinx Verituse Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://cvs.xmms.org/
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:xmms-devel@xmms.org
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/xmms

Software prerequisites

Required to buildgtk/glib 1.2.2 or later
Weak prerequisitelinuxthreads 0.71
Weak prerequisitelibmikmod
Weak prerequisiteMesa 3.0 or later
Weak prerequisiteglide
Weak prerequisiteThread Aware Xlibs
Weak prerequisitegnu gettext 0.10

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 February 2018.


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