Best 10 Linux Open Source Audio Players


There are many audio & video players for Windows and Linux. We had also reviewed few super cool audio players for linux such as Decibel for Ubuntu, Sound Converter for linux, Qmmp (Winamp like for Linux) and few free open source video editors for Linux. Let’s talk about the list of best open source audio & video players for Linux operating system.

aTunes :

aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager for Linux. It can support mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming. You can also customize it, edit music tags, organize music and rip audio cds. It is a cross platform app and works in Windows and Mac OS.

JaJuk :

JaJuk organizes and plays music. It is a full-featured application geared towards advanced users with large or scattered music collections. It is a cross platform app and works in Windows and Mac OS. Using multiple perspectives, the software is designed to be intuitive and provide different visions of your collection.

Guayadeque :

Guayadeque is a music management program designed for all music enthusiasts. It is Full Featured Linux media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the Gstreamer media framework. Supports mp3, ogg, flac, wma, aac formats, etc. Also has a online radio and equalizer.

Banshee :

A music and video player which can manage your podcasts, Internet radio and keep your portable device loaded with good stuff. You can also import from other devices such as android, iphone etc and sync across devices. You can buy music, queue tracks, shuffle songs and has a powerful search and smart playlists feature. Banshee has been featured in the best 4 linux applications that you should have.

Exaile :

A music player and manager written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, lyrics fetching, scrobbling, support for tabbed playlists, many portable media players, internet radio such as shoutcast.

Rhythmbox :

Rhythmbox is an integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple’s iTunes. It is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop, and based on the powerful GStreamer media framework. Internet Radio support including streams. Transfer music to and from iPod, MTP, and USB Mass Storage music players, Play, rip, and burn audio CDs.

Listen :

Listen is an audio player written in Python. Thanks to it, you can easily organize your music collections. It supports many features such as Podcasts management, browse Shoutcast directory. It provides a direct access to lyrics, lastfm and wikipedia informations. It intuitively creates playlists for you by retrieving informations from lastfm and what you most frequently listen to.

Clementine :

Clementine is a multiplatform music player inspired by Amarok focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music. Edit tags, supports mp3, ogg, flac and many other formats. Cross platform app works on Windows, Mac OS and Linux too. You can remote control this app using Wii remote, MPRIS or the command line.

Quod Libet :

Quod Libet is a udio player written in Python, using the Mutagen tagging library. It’s designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions. It lets you display and edit any tags you want in the file. And it lets you do this for all the file formats it supports – Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, Musepack, and MOD.

Amarok :

Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux and Unix, MacOS X and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before.

Apart from this you have Decibel and Qmmp players for Linux.

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