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Cross-platform audio player

Zinf is an extensible, cross-platform audio player formerly known as Free Amp. As per the zinf web site "Zinf is based on the FreeAmp source code. However, AMP is a trademark of PlayMedia Systems, Inc., and therefore the original name of the project cannot be used any longer. On this website the old project will be referred to as FreeA*p." Zinf features an optimized version of the GPLed Xing MPEG decoder, a powerful music browser and playlist editor, and a built in download manager which supports downloading files from sites using the RMP (RealJukebox) download process, and a number of the most common features users have come to expect in a clean, easy to use interface, including:

  • Plays all MPEG 1, MPEG 2, and MPEG 2.5 encoded files
  • Support for Xing's Variable Bitrate Encoding Technology.
  • Ability to play songs over the Internet through either HTTP unicast streaming (ShoutCast), or RTP multicast streaming (Obsequiem).
  • Supports IceCast style title streaming.
  • Can save ShoutCast and IceCast streams locally to your computer for offline listening.
  • User defined prebuffering for slower machines.

The GNU/Linux version has these additional features:

  • Enlightened Sound Daemon support
  • Additional ncurses and command line user interfaces



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Janet Casey

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31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Robert Kaye Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingHomepagehttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=51494&atid=463479
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/zinf-devel
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=51494
SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/zinf-users
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/zinf

Software prerequisites


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