Linux.com: My Quest for a Linux Audio Player

“Nowadays I collect, store, and listen to music mostly on
digital media, so I thought I’d find myself a Linux audio player
that does all the things I need it to do. Little did I know how
many options I had! After evaluating more than a dozen
applications, I’ve found three that I feel provide the best mix of
features and performance.

“Before evaluating the Linux audio players, I considered what I
wanted from them. I listen to MP3 and Ogg Vorbis music files, CDs,
MP3 streaming Internet radio stations, and podcasts. Someday I may
also want access to FLAC music files, RealMedia and Windows Media
streaming radio, iPod compatibility, and Windows audio file formats
(WAV, WMA, and ASF)…”