Originally Posted by HeatFan12
I'm thinking of trying this out later Dradder and also posted in Darin's thread. Do you have to use Rhythmbox as the player? I don't mind it, but lags sometimes. I prefer Audacious.
I explored Audacious and several other players. It didn't appear that Audacious has iTunes-style filters, which is the case for most Linux players and an absolute deal-killer for me. I refuse to make a playlist every time I want to listen to music. Rhythmbox does not have the amazing layout customization of Foobar, but neither do any of the other Linux players; it does have filters for Genre, Artist, Album and Song and was clearly the best choice for the way I like to listenm among a range of other solutions that were very poor.
I promise you the delays and freezes you are experiencing are not coming from Rhthmbox. Players can sound different but it's a common misconception that the difference is coming from the player. The difference comes from the driver selected by the player, or in the case of the RTOS by the JACK music server. If you were to use the ASIO4ALL driver with Foobar and with JRiver the sound would be identical; the player software only serves to provide a GUI and do things like Start or Stop the music. If you experience delays or freezes with the RTOS you need to go back to the Instruction Manual and read the steps to set JACK. It must be set with the combination of settings that give you the lowest latency, but also stable playback. Once you find the proper settings for your DAC you can leave it.
I should note that users can install any players they want after the OS is loaded onto a hard drive. It's a DIY affair. Ctrl + Alt + T gets you a terminal window and Google searches do the rest. It's basic Linux, but even basic Linux has a way of turning people into nihilists, so I'm just putting it out there, not suggesting it.
Edited by Fork - 8/4/13 at 8:11pm