View Full Version : What is your favourite Linux music player

08-07-2010, 01:12 AM
I am interested in what peoples favourite music player in Linux is. I have tried---


I used to be a fan of Amarok but have gone off it. Was quite impressed with DeaDBeeF but I think I might settle on Exaile.

08-07-2010, 01:46 AM
I liked the old Amarok with KDE3, but I don't like the new one

I usually just use VLC now

08-07-2010, 01:57 AM
don't use linux so don't know. VLC is good

08-07-2010, 02:30 AM
+1 for amarok 1.4
it whips the WHOLE llama

08-07-2010, 08:33 AM
Amarok 1.4 is awesome, but has sadly been superseded by 2.x.

Amarok 2 was initially completely useless, although it's got a lot better recently. It's still not quite as good as 1.4 was, but is almost there and is now a very good player in its own right.

I currently use amarok 2 - my preference would be for 1.4, but I don't want to install the large parts of KDE3 that Amarok 1.4 requires just to run a media player (I'm a KDE4 guy these days).

08-07-2010, 12:35 PM
I used to love amarok-1.4, but to be honest all music I play now either happens in the car, or straight from my Cellphone via bluetooth to the desktop dock :D

08-07-2010, 02:42 PM
I use GNOME Rhythmbox (http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/). Nothing flash on the screen but it does the job.

08-07-2010, 02:47 PM
Any recommendations for gapless FLAC playback? The few I've tried hiccup during track changes (annoying for live concerts).

Rod J
08-07-2010, 03:38 PM
+1 for Gnome Rhythmbox ... as johnd said, it's nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.

08-07-2010, 05:11 PM
+1 for Gnome Rhythmbox ... as johnd said, it's nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.

Yeah that's not too bad, but I like to use VLC on both KDE and Gnome for consistency...

08-07-2010, 05:33 PM
Personally I like Songbird, it is a audio player as well as a web browser, unfortuantelly the Songbird team announced they would drop Linux support starting with 1.7.2 (NOFX), and begin releasing only on Windows and OS X

08-07-2010, 07:18 PM
Well Rythmbox has got a no vote from me for the way it handles playlists. Playlists is one thing I really liked about DeaDBeeF

17-07-2010, 11:06 PM
Just tried Clementine which is a fork of Amarok 1.4 and I like it.

18-07-2010, 07:44 AM
Amarok2 for me. Getting better with every release.