GNU xhippo is a simple GTK-based playlist manager, designed to play music using mpg123, xmp, or most other commandline-based players while providing a friendly, clean X interface. It is localised in both English and German. Its interface is based upon the Amiga program HippoPlayer. It supports drag-and-drop, has optional GNOME support, and has a simple text-based playlist format compatible with many other players.
DocumentationUser guide included.
Xhippo works with mpg123, madplay, bplay, timidity, tracker, xmp, s3mod and almost any other command-line player. It automatically decides which player to use depending on a file's extension; the defaults are set in a config file. It uses textual playlist files, which are compatible with XMMS and other audio players, and can be easily generated with standard command-line tools. It also supports GTK drag-and-drop; you can drop files or directories into xhippo from any file manager supporting the standard protocol (gmc, Konqueror and ROX-Filer all work). Xhippo can optionally read ID3 tags in MP3 files using id3lib, and has a variety of playlist randomisation and sorting features. It supports GNU gettext localisation and comes with English and German translations.
This is a GNU package:xhippo
released on 27 August 2007
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv3orlater||Janet Casey||1 February 2001|
Leaders and contributors
|Eric W. Brown||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Required to use||gtk|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 January 2017.