I need a player to listen to audiobooks on a desktop installation of Linux. All suggestions I find are for normal, song players, which don't work well for audiobooks. I don't have many audiobooks yet, but several of them are available as one mp3 file, not divided into chapters. So, the requirements:
- It has to remember where I stopped it last time! I currently have to note down the minute at which I stopped listening, and then try to find it again with the search bar. And these bars weren't made for accuracy in 470 minute long files. It has to still start from the last place after a full shutdown.
- It shouldn't try to usurp all my media.I will open a file when I am ready to move to the next book. And I don't want to have to look through thousands of music tracks to find a book. If it has a music library function, I want to be able to use the app without using the library function.
- It should be a Linux application, not a Windows application running under Wine.
- Bonus: the most common functions can be mapped to keyboard buttons, for remote control with a mini keyboard. Even larger bonus if it is also available for Fedora (I changed distros recently because of a bug, but will probably go back within a version or two)
- Bonus: available in the Debian wheezy repos (deb-multimedia also OK). Malus if I have to compile it by hand and manually install dependencies.
I don't need any kind of song-related features, I will keep using Clementine for them. No synchronization between devices needed. Beauty or integration with a concrete desktop environment is not especially important. No need for unusual formats or DRM, the shop I prefer sells plain mp3. Playlists aren't important.