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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.



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Janet Casey

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8 January 2002

Leaders and contributors

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

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

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


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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