GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
Playing Digital Audio
There is a wealth of digital audio players for GNU/Linux. They all generally support at least the ogg digital audio format, but often also many other digital audio formats. They can often also stream audio from the Internet, giving access to Podcasts and Internet Radio.
A audio player will generally load in a library of ogg files and allow you to search, order, and manage them in various ways and to varying degrees. Some will display album cover art work, and allow the editing of the file tag information stored in the digital media files.
The offerings include the Gnome rythmbox and quodlibet applications as well as the traditional xmms player. The Gnome beep-media-player is an excellent variation of xmms ported to Gnome.
The default is rythmbox.