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Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition by Rickford Grant

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Audio Players

Now that you know how to rip your audio CDs and encode them to space-saving MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files, you need to use another application to play them. Fortunately, this is an area where Linux shines, as there is quite a selection of audio players available, one of which I will discuss here.

Rhythmbox

The default audio player in Ubuntu is called Rhythmbox (see Figure 15-4). Rhythmbox, using Sound Juicer as its ripper/encoder, seems to function pretty much like a simplified version of Apple's iTunes application, though, for better or worse, iTunes it is not. It is, however, a relatively easy-to-use audio player which, despite some quirkiness in its early stages, has developed quite a following in the Linux world. To run Rhythmbox, just ...

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