September 15, 2011 · General · Email This Post

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Current music players are focused on managing your music collection, while using mandatory criteria about how they organize it.

Eina does not care about it at all. If your are an organized person, chances are your music collection is organized too, and you won't like to spend your time rearranging it to follow your player's specific rules. In addition, having those players to arrange music that's randomly stored, named or tagged, is usually counterproductive.
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Eina works like a common portable music player. Just plays what you want to listen.

Apart from simplicity, today users expect more from a player than just reading files. Artwork, lyrics, network support, artist data and other music information find their right place in Eina.

Plugins can take care of all the extra functionality, since Eina exposes everything from its internals. It's fairly easy to extend the player capabilities and change the way it works inside. Feel free to request new features and make things the way you like.
Based on free technology

Eina is written in plain C, using Gtk+-3.0 for the graphic interface and GStreamer for playback.
Gtk means portatility, accesibility, and internationalization. GStreamer means extensibility and support for every audio format out there. These two elements make Eina an unlimited application.

Install eina on ubuntu 11.04(Natty)

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:eina/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install eina-player

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7 Comments to “Eina – A classic player for a modern era”

  1. Quacrk says:

    Don’t need it, because DeadBeef

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  2. stadja says:

    hmmm…
    “Apart from simplicity, today users expect more from a player than just reading files. Artwork, lyrics, network support, artist data and other music information find their right place in Eina.”

    => And Amarok does it alright?
    And it helps you arrange your media files…

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  3. hmm says:

    try wine + foobar2000 + discogs tagging plugin

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  4. fred says:

    use wine +foobar2000??
    thats nothing more than a hack

    there are a lot of native players, so
    why use wine?

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  5. Anon says:

    How is eina any better than audacious?

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  6. Ice Warrior says:

    It’s just nice to have fresh options.

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  7. Haha… “eina” is Afrikaans for “ouch”. Wonder if that was intentional.

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