Well I got a lot of feedback concerning my post about Winamp and it’s being pwned by AOL. I wanted to share some of the suggestions I recieved for those of you not following the comments section (read: everyone).
The player I ended up trying and seemed happy with was Zinf (Zinf Is Not FreeA*p).
The Zinf audio player is a simple, but powerful audio player for Linux and Win32. It supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, WAV and Audio CD playback, SHOUTcast/Icecast HTTP streaming, RTP streaming, a powerful music browser, theme support and a download manager.
What I liked about it was that it was lightweight and only worried about playing audio. I can’t stand those “kitchen sink” players that do video + every imaginable codecs, audio + every imagineable codec, ripping, burning, etc etc ad naseum. I am still testing this app, but as of now it is in use vs research.
Another suggestion I got was for Sonique which is apparently really nice, but no longer in development. Thanks to Lamont for that suggestion. I may check that out when I get back into work on Monday. If I can find a copy he had very good reviews about it.