On 01/26/2005 11:45 AM, Peter Backlund wrote:
ons 2005-01-26 klockan 12:30 +0100 skrev Enrico Scholz:
>Nicolas.Mailhot(a)laPoste.net (Nicolas Mailhot) writes:
>>>>xmms uses gtk1 and doesn't seem to be needed; should it be removed?
>>>No, there is no other nice-looking mp3/ogg/... player in FC.
>>The controls are badly organised
>what would be the alternatives? Some Gnome UI crap where half of the
>important options can be configured with regedit only?
>I looked at rhythmbox and it is catastrophic for simple music listening... a
>huge window which requires at least the half of my screen width (the minimal
>window size seems to be 670x293). No way to turn off the window title, no
>'pause' control, no control to influence the position within the song, a
>volume control where 3 small curves show the volume... As said... a typical
>Gnome2 application which tries to follow blindly a UI guideline without
>taking care about ergonomic.
It has a pause button, it has a slider for controlling position in the
songs, and the size of the window is 350x85.
Pause and the slider do not appear until you play a song, which is in
line with the UI guidelines.
Yet when the window is made very wide, slider does not take advantage of
additional space, it's fixed size :(
Also, rhythmbox freezes when I click any of the radio stations:
buffering displays for a second or two and the program freezes.
When I select "small display", only title bar is displayed, window
content is not there (this is the first app that does this sort of
thing, I use IceWM as my window manager).
Additionally usage paradigm of rhythmbox just does not "click" with me.
I installed Beep Media Player yesterday and used it for a day. So far
the only issue with it I have is removed "double feature", which makes
it (and all the buttons) really tiny on my 1600x1200@21" CRT and
1280x1024@17" LCD (96 dpi). It may be a good replacement for xmms
(although I still don't see why to seek for one ;-)