The ideal mail client?

Erik P. Olsen epodata at
Mon Aug 3 11:09:03 UTC 2009

Please create a new thread for this changed topic.

On 03/08/09 00:34, Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-08-02 at 09:03 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> Does anyone in the Real World actually think of themselves as using a
>> "media player"? Perhaps they consider playing video and playing music
>> to be two different things. Now there's a thought ...
> I tend to think of a media player as one that can play anything you
> throw at it.  They're often not the best option for playing specific
> files, though.  
> While mplayer is good for looking at some MPEG or FLV that you've just
> downloaded, it's awful for playing through your music collection.
> XMMS or Audacity would be my preference for my music collection, they're
> small, relatively simple, and have a playlist feature that does its job
> well.
> RhythmBox is too convoluted.  It's a big app, CPU intensive, and
> struggles with a large music library.  The search feature's nice, but
> the other problems put me off it.  It's playlist handling sucks.
> Totem seems like an experimental app that hasn't been finished.  Like
> when you see someone try to make their own Winamp clone, and give up
> with only implementing a third of the features.  I think it was adding
> the gstreamer-ffmpeg package that finally got it to play some of the
> common restricted file formats we have to cope with.  But it's still a
> pig to use.

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