Written by grashdur the 28 Feb 08 at 20:08.
Status: Won't implement
A better music player would be great. I currently use Amarok for my music, but I find it to be too complex and bureaucratic for my own tastes. I use Rhythmbox for listening to podcasts only -- though it has improved, it doesn't support AAC format, nor can it handle large music libraries (a couple thousand songs) without frequent errors and crashes. Rhythmbox has a great interface, but is a little weak on features. VLC is nice for watching DVDs (better than the default program) but isn't as user-friendly as I'd like.
What are you talking about? Rhythmbox certainly *does* support AAC audio - I have a couple of thousand AAC tracks (non-DRM) that play perfectly well in Rhythmbox. The one limitation of AAC in RB is that you can't edit the tags internally like you can with MP3s. "Ex Falso" will allow editing of tags externally, though.
A question: Is it all right to submit GNOME ideas, rather than strictly Ubuntu ideas, in brainstorm? I was going to make a suggestion about Rhythmbox but thought better of it. Still, while we're on the subject, I'll give it a mention:
I would like to see an option to choose the behaviour of the "x" button in Rhythmbox. At the moment, it quits the application, whereas in most other media players you either have a choice of quitting or minimising to tray, or it just minimises to tray by default. I keep accidentally closing it!
If anyone notices this comment and thinks it would be fine for me to make a suggestion about this here, please reply. I'll try and keep an eye on this idea.
I don't think there's anything wrong with suggesting a few GNOME-specific ideas in Ubuntu Brainstorm. Brainstorm is a pretty popular site, and I can't imagine that many GNOME developers looking for ideas aren't checking in on Ubuntu Brainstorm once in a while to see what's popular.