Simple audio player that works with JACK

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Simple audio player that works with JACK

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Hi everyone; was wondering if you all could help me patch a pothole in my workflow.

I'm looking for a simple, lightweight audio player that works with Jack. Reason being, I'll be working on a piece and want to hunt for a sample or track to drop in, and whatever program I'm in (e.g. qtractor) doesn't have a file browser with audio previews. So I need some way to demo my samples from a file manager quickly, and most of the audio programs I know are either too cumbersome or don't work with Jack.

On a normal desktop system (without Jack) I'd just use paplay, aplay, or mplayer for this purpose.
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Re: Simple audio player that works with JACK

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You can use VLC and connect it to JACK. Here's some info about the package: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1948086

It's a long time ago since I've tried it though.
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Re: Simple audio player that works with JACK

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mplayer also works with jack.
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Re: Simple audio player that works with JACK

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Audacious works too
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asbak wrote:Audacious works too
I use Audacious myself but I believe AlsaPlayer supports JACK as well.
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Re: Simple audio player that works with JACK

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Thanks guys. I didn't realize mplayer worked with jack, but I found some instructions on the Arch wiki to make it use Jack. I added it as a custom command in pcmanfm, and this seems to do what I need.
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Re: Simple audio player that works with JACK

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Aqualung works with JACK. Deadbeef works with JACK with the JACK plugin loaded.

Once upon a time, just to play music through JACK, with gapless support, seemed to be a huge deal. Now it doesn't seem to be a big problem at all.

VLC, when I last looked (a while back) is not good, because it drops the connection whenever you stop play. Maddening. Hey, Audacity does that too: I don't know what some people think "JACK friendly" actually means! :lol:
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