Mepis 8.5 Community Repo: The DeaDBeef thread
Update 10 June 2011: Version 0.5.1 now in the main test repository. The pulseaudio plugin was disabled to get it to build correctly; Lenny's version cause a "FTBS" (Failure to build from source) As always, please let us know how it's working..Thanks!
Edit: 19 Oct 2010: Version 0.4.2 in the main test repository. Made all the Recommended packages hard-dependencies, except you will need to install freepats
if you want to play midi files. Freepats is larger than everything else lumped together, so left it as an optional feature. See here
for new features.
Now available in the main testing repository is Deadbeef (OK, enough with the funky capitalization) which is a lightweight, fast-indexing music manager and player. One thing to note that I rebuilt the source from the developers private repository (and very well packaged, technically) and not the thoroughly vetted Debian repositories, so there is a slight element of risk with this package that we don't get with most.
Please let us know how it works if you want to take the small risk and give it a try--thanks!
Edit: Here's where the odd name comes from: http://www.businessinsider.com/answers-to-15-google-interview-questions-that-will-make-you-feel-stupid-2009-11#explain-the-significance-of-dead-beef-8?start=100deadbeef - 0.4.1-1mlrepo2 Version:
32bit and 64bit Description:
DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is an audio player for GNU/Linux systems with X11.
* mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, ape, wv, wav
* ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, APEv2, xing/info tags support
* character set detection for non-unicode ID3 tags - supports cp1251
* unicode tags are fully supported as well (both utf8 and ucs2)
* cuesheet support for mp3, ogg, flac, ape
* autodetection of utf8/cp1251/iso8859-1 charsets in cuesheets
* sid and some popular chiptune formats like nsf
* tracker modules like mod, s3m, it, xm, etc
* HVSC song length database support for sid
* gtk2 interface with custom highly speed/memory optimized widgets
* no GNOME or KDE dependencies - just gtk2 and several small libraries
* minimize to tray, with scrollwheel volume control
* drag and drop, both inside of playlist, and from filemanagers and such
* control playback from command line (allows global hotkeys using xbindkeys)
* seeking works in all supported formats
* plugin support; ships with several standard plugins, such as global hotkeys
and last.fm scrobbler; sdk is included
* duration calculation is as precise as possible for vbr mp3
files (with and without xing/info tags) Homepage: http://sf.net/projects/deadbeef Maintainer: