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    Default Playing music on GNOME

    I know KDE retains, as always, all or almost all its signature applications, such as Amarok for playing music and playlists. But what about GNOME? Why doesn't it ship with a good "default" application for it? Rythmbox (or whatever it's called) doesn't seem to be the one since even after perfectly doing the 42.3 multimedia guide mp3 files cannot be linked to it.

    Or is it that GNOME's default for music is the Movies "application" as well, even when name itself implies it's for *movies*?

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    The default Gnome music player is actually gnome-music, but much of the sound infrastructure is in common with the Movies (aka Totem) application, so audio files can be played with the latter as well.
    Anyway, you need to install gstreamer-fluendo-mp3 to be able to play mp3 files and I think this applies to Rhythmbox as well.
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    1) Does that mean gnome-music is actually inbuilt within Totem someway? So is Totem supposed to play mp3 files AND playlists as well? Because it's able to, I have seen, but I'm never sure if it's part of it's "orthodox" functionality as well...

    2) Isn't gstreamer-fluendo-mp3 package actually automatically pulled when correctly doing the Leap 42.3 multimedia guide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    1) Does that mean gnome-music is actually inbuilt within Totem someway?
    No.
    They are separate applications, but they both use the same underlying framework (gstreamer) for the actual playback, like many other applications too (also Amarok does by default).

    So is Totem supposed to play mp3 files AND playlists as well?
    Basically *every* video player can play music files (e.g. mp3) too.
    It has to, as video files normally do have an audio track as well.

    I'm not sure that it can handle playlists (I don't use totem, as it's name actually is), but I would think so.


    2) Isn't gstreamer-fluendo-mp3 package actually automatically pulled when correctly doing the Leap 42.3 multimedia guide?
    No.
    Actually it never was because it always was installed by default anyway.

    That has changed in 42.3, it's not needed any more as the standard gstreamer-plugins-ugly included in the distribution is built with mp3 support now and it should be installed by default.

    I cannot tell you what "music" player is installed by default in GNOME (I think gnome-music should be there), totem ("Videos") definitely is a general purpose media player though.

    If you prefer something like WinAmp, have a look at audacious (that one does not use gstreamer, but comes with its own plugins).

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    No, I'd like to be able to use the DE's default application, in this case GNOME. So I'd like to use gnome-music.

    Problem is, even after correctly doing the multimedia guide, why isn't a "gnome-music" association listed when right-clicking a mp3 file and selecting "open with"? At very must only Totem and VLC are listed. Not even Rythmbox is listed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    No, I'd like to be able to use the DE's default application, in this case GNOME. So I'd like to use gnome-music.
    Why?

    I'd say, use the one you prefer most, not the one somebody decided to be the default...

    Problem is, even after correctly doing the multimedia guide, why isn't a "gnome-music" association listed when right-clicking a mp3 file and selecting "open with"? At very must only Totem and VLC are listed. Not even Rythmbox is listed...
    AFAIK, gnome-music only allows you to play music files that are indexed by tracker, i.e. it will find all files in your home directory "automatically".

    I think it you cannot open random music files in gnome-music. But then I never installed it at all here, so I may be wrong.

    You should be able to change the default applications in GNOME's settings though.
    But if you do that, you won't use the one that is set as default by default anyway...
    Last edited by wolfi323; 06-Sep-2017 at 11:27.

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    Unlike other stuff, I've never preferred a specific music player, so I always was generally ok with whatever default one was included, as long as it was good/stable, etc. I think in old openSUSE versions Banshee was the default one for GNOME until gnome-music came to replace it. But I think mp3 files at least had Banshee as possible "associations" in the "open with" list back then.

    And yes, I was trying to open a mp3 file in another home sub-folder, not directly in the home folder (and in this case shouldn't gnome-music read from the home Music directory instead of home directly anyways?)

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    Default Re: Playing music on GNOME

    On Wed 06 Sep 2017 06:56:01 PM CDT, F style wrote:

    Unlike other stuff, I've never preferred a specific music player, so I
    always was generally ok with whatever default one was included, as long
    as it was good/stable, etc. I think in old openSUSE versions Banshee was
    the default one for GNOME until gnome-music came to replace it. But I
    think mp3 files at least had Banshee as possible "associations" in the
    "open with" list back then.

    And yes, I was trying to open a mp3 file in another home sub-folder, not
    directly in the home folder (and in this case shouldn't gnome-music read
    from the home Music directory instead of home directly anyways?)


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    location add this folder via System Settings -> Search and Indexing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Since it uses tracker to locate files, if these are in a different
    location add this folder via System Settings -> Search and Indexing.
    And with this will gnome-music application or program -whatever it is- appear in the "open with" list when right-clicking a mp3 file?

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