Amarok/Archives/Audio Engine Comparison
|Engine||Actively Maintained||Crossfading||KIO-Streaming†||Scope||Equalizer||Formats Supported|
|xine||Yes||Yes||HTTP only, with 1.1.4 smb||Yes||Yes||xine features|
|Helix||Yes||Yes in 1.4||http, rtsp||Yes||Yes||Lots, with Real almost everything‡|
† this means streaming from any protocol (eg FTP, SSH, FISH, etc.), this is also required for AudioCD playback
‡ yes, we really do mean every format known to man, yes even WMA
Engine Specific Texts
- Can play using a selection of installed xine-lib output plugins, such as OSS, ALSA, aRts, or ESD.
- Has gapless playback
- Supports native outport to alsa with current realplayer nightly builds and soon--realplayer 11. Now also supports direct alsa output even with realplayer 10.
- Requires either Helixplayer 1.0+ or Realplayer 10.0+. Realplayer 10.0+ is recommended; Helixplayer is the same codebase as Realplayer, but without many of the more popular plugins (for example, no mp3 plugins).
- Doesn't work on AMD64 platform (works only on i386 and SUN Sparc).
- Has video support.
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