Most of us listen to music while working on the computer just to spend the time to motivate myself or concentrate (no, really?). But what is the best music app for Ubuntu?
This is a question that new (and not so new) users asking me all the time. Answer it’s not easy, but not for lack of choice!
To find a music player for Ubuntu is not difficult. There is a whole orchestra of different options, some of which are new and some old. There are also running in harmony with modern trends and working at their own pace.
You probably already tried a chorus of players, and so are we. In this post we will present 6 music players for Ubuntu, which, in our opinion, stand out from the total.
Rythmbox is a music player that is installed by default in Ubuntu,so it deserves a spot on this list. It is widely used and is reliable, trustworthy, and extensible player that uses the Gstreamer backend.
The standard layout is easy to navigate, and the music is easy to filter using the column browser or search bar.
When you get used to the kind of player, you can add various plugins for Rythmbox settings, reconstruction of the transformation of its appearance that allows you to feel like you are something completely new.
Rythmbox (rythmbox) can automatically detect new music files in the folder
-/ Music. You can also configure the application to find other resources or folders if you have them.
The application allows you not only to play music, manage music files and sort them, and create playlists. It can connect to Last.fm have built-in support for podcasts and Internet radio stations. The player also boasts integration with online music service SoundCloud.
Clementine is a cross platform music player written in Qt, especially popular among owners of large music collections.
This is due to the fact that the player offers navigation drevovidnye the entire structure, instead of columns, or “great” browser. If you are a person who likes to control your music from the ‘files and folders’ POV, you will surely appreciate the Clementine approach to the management of the library.
There are other reasons to use Clementine.
The player hides under a crust (often cumbersome) is rich number of options. Rummage in the menu and you will find everything from EQ to the built-in tool for converting formats from the Visualizer to support WiiMotes and integrated with the ‘Android app’ remote control app.
Music fans also get built-in support for viewing artists, lyrics and other information. There is also integration with SoundCloud. Well, in short, you understand!
DeadBeef` is a unique music player and very much in keeping with his high rank.
Usually about it speak as about the Linux version of the popular free app for Windows Foobar2000, but a) I’m not familiar with this player, and b) DeaDBeeF(if you remove the capital letters) more than self-sufficient.
Although this is more this is a music player, facing away from bloated feature sets that you find in other applications. Instead, it focuses on simply playing music. The application is also installed, regardless of GNOME or KDE and does not use a normal media backend like GStreamer.
Consider it ”Punk goes acoustic” compared to the full Studio versions of other players.
You won’t find built-in functions to control the music as such. Instead DeaDBeef based on listening from a playlist. Other functions DeaDBeef – is to support the generation of playlists of users, support plugins, active mode design, basic editing metadata, playback the command line and many others.
On Linux there are a bunch of really cool music player command line. The main difficulty is to choose the ones that are worth discussing in this article.
I could make a choice in favor of well-known and popular MPD, but instead proclaim CMUS.
Music player Cmus is a player With class that has the following description – ‘a small, fast and powerful console music player for Unix-like operating systems on its web site.
This is what it is.
Cmus can handle any media format that you offer him. and can be configured to work with many sound systems with audio output, such as PulseAudio, Alsa, and JACK.
The interface is easy to navigate if you know some basic commands (see the user manual for Cmus to get the most complete information on the application). As you might expect, Cmus mainly works with keyboard, relying on hotkeys and text commands.
Other features include support for nonstop play (for me a necessary thing), the play queue, filters, playlist and even support last.fm. While he is extremely underweight: as shown,uses only 6 MB of RAM.
Of course, we could not pay tribute to one of the world’s biggest music streaming services Spotify (which I know many of you use daily).
Little known fact: while Spotify requires a large memory capacity, it can still play your local media files. It wasn’t his best trait, because, I want to warn, note, please, it can totally screw up all the metadata of your tracks without any warning or signal.
But even free users get access to a much wider variety of music than perhaps you have on your computer. In addition, the application for Linux is quite decent, well integrated with the desktop Ubuntu (Yes, there is support for the sound menu) and so on.
Music player Audacious is somewhere between DeaDBeef and Rythmbox, combining likhovskoy first and focus on management the second.
This player is also worth to look into it, so a large number of existing plugins will allow you to activate additional functions, such as obtaining lyrics, equalizer and so on.
This list is not intended to be an exhaustive presentation of all of the players. Rather, it is a kind of springboard that will help you to see what is beyond the Linux default player.
Several other players deserving mention, is e-Harmony and Museeks, Soundnode app Soundcloud for your desktop, Lollypop, promising (if no defects) GTK3 music player is filled with features Sayanora, little weighing applications Quodlibet and Banshee, which is worth a try, despite the fact that it has not been updated in three years.