Best Windows Media Player equivalent for Linux

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Tony Bergman

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Hi all,
Total newbie here, so please be gentle.
I have recently discovered the wonders of Linux and am in the process of converting all the PC's in th house to Zorin OS9.

I have been also trying to find a good music player with the same features as WMP, such as being able to sort by album artist and ignoring the "the" in the artist name.

Dose such a creature exist?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Regards,
Tony
 


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Darren Hale

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Audacious for audio. VLC for video. Also try Deadbeef simple and effective.
 
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unixfish

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I love clementine. Rhythmbox is good too...sometimes.

That is exactly it. I like Rhythmbox, but had problems getting it to burn CDs to .ogg files when I was running Ubunutu. Ever update seemed to break burning; I switched to Mint, and found another ripping software. I liked Rhythmbox, but could not rely on it. I could have downloaded source and fixed it, but with automatic updates, that seems like a lot of work to fix something that should not have been broken.
 
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blackneos940

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Though it's true that a dedicated Video/Audio Player(s) are better-suited for what they do, it's ALSO true that VLC is a rock-solid Program for playing MANY, MANY types of Files..... :3 I happen to use probably TOO many Media Players on GNU/Linux, and Windows, but among the first ones that I go to is VLC....... :)
 
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blackneos940

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That is exactly it. I like Rhythmbox, but had problems getting it to burn CDs to .ogg files when I was running Ubunutu. Ever update seemed to break burning; I switched to Mint, and found another ripping software. I liked Rhythmbox, but could not rely on it. I could have downloaded source and fixed it, but with automatic updates, that seems like a lot of work to fix something that should not have been broken.
Yeah..... I wish they would fix it....... :( I suck too hard to do it myself.... :D
 
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Tony Bergman

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Thanks everyone for providing the info.
I'll just experiment and see which suits me best.

Thanks again
 
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