Best Music Players for Ubuntu

The popularity of Linux is increasing rapidly and so the number of Linux users is too. Hence developers are working on new applications for the Linux platform all the time. Now there are thousands of applications available for various Linux distributions which was not the case a few years back. Everyone loves listening to music while working or in their free time so today we are going to have a look at the Best Music Players for Ubuntu which you must try.

1. Clementine

Clementine is a free and open-source cross-platform music player which is very popular among Linux users. It is a easy to use and flexible music player with a very simple user interface. The best thing about Clementine is its simple navigation which makes you feel at home even if you are a new user.

Clementine offers many excellent features which includes search and play music from a local library, listen to online radio from the likes of Spotify, Magnatune, SKY.fm, and many more, lyrics and artist info, etc. You can also play songs stored on Dropbox, Google Drive and One Drive. It also supports desktop notifications on some Linux distributions.

2. Rhythmbox

Rhythmbox built for the GNOME desktop environment. It is default music player on Fedora and many other Linux distributions. It is a simple and lightweight music player which is very easy to use.

Rhythmbox offers many features like Music Playback, Gapless Playback, Sound Cloud, Jamendo Support, Web Remote Control, etc. By installing additional plugins you can enable more features like FM Radio, Desktop Notifications, Lyrics and many more.

3. Audacious

Audacious is a free and open-source music player which focuses on high audio quality with the use of minimum resources. Best thing about this audio player is that it works perfectly well on PCs with low specifications. It supports all the major audio formats.

Audacious has a very simple user interface with everything placed perfectly for easier navigation. You can also customize themes and appearance in Audacious music player.

4. Amarok

Amarok is a cross-platform free and open-source music player which is developed under KDE project. It has very simple and lightweight user interface which is very easy to use and navigate.

Amarok music player has many features like lyrics and artist information, playing music from digital music players, dynamic playlists and many other features. It supports almost all the major audio file formats.

5. Banshee

Banshee is an open-source cross-platform music player developed by Novell Inc. It uses the GStreamer platform for encoding and decoding various media formats. It can also play music from portable media players including Android devices and Appleā€™s iPod.

Banshee offers many other features which can be enabled by installing additional plugins. It has a simple and clean user interface with every tab is placed perfectly.

6. Musique

Musique is a fast and lightweight cross-platform music player. It has clean user interface which is very easy to get accustomed to. Musique supports almost all the major audio formats including FLAC, True Audio, WavPack, etc.

Musique is a feature reach music player with features like artist and song info, Last.fm support, support for more than 20 languages, and many other features. You can get additional features by installing plugins manually.

7. Quod Libet

Quad Libet is a cross-platform open-source music player developed by Quod Libet team. It is simple and lightweight music player with simple user interface. It is based on GTK+ and developed in Python. One of the best things about this music player is its library management capability.

Quad Libet has some preloaded features like Audio Playback, Tag Editing, etc. while additional features can be enabled by installing plugins. This media player supports almost all the major audio file formats like MP3, FLAC, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC and others.

8. Exaile

Exaile is a cross-platform open-source music player developed in Python. It is a lightweight music player with a clean user interface. This music player incorporates many features from Amarok including Last.fm support, album art and lyrics fetching, advanced tag editing, etc.

Exaile also supports all the major file formats and handles large music libraries effortlessly. To increase performance it stores all the information in its SQLite database.

9. Gnome Music

Gnome Music is a music player specially designed for Gnome Desktop Environment. It is very basic music player with limited number of features like Smart Playlist, Album Covers for music files, etc. It has simple user interface which is easy to understand.

Gnome Music supports almost all the audio file formats like MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, etc.

10. QMMP

QMMP is a free and open-source music player developed in C++. It is a cross-platform music player. Its user interface is very similar to Winamp. QMMP supports audio formats like FLAC, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis.

You can customize QMMP music player with various custom themes. If you are fan of very small and lightweight music player then this could be good choice for you.

So these are the 10 Best Music Players you should try on Linux.

About the author

Swapnil Tirthakar

A Software Engineer who loves football and passionate about traveling. I often spend my free time playing with gadgets and exploring new possibilities in tech world. I am Linux enthusiast and have about 6 years of experience in web development. I have good command on Python, Java, SQL and system security.