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I want a music player that can't play video or show photos. I don't have any other requirements.

Are there any music players that fit my description?

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Possibly a duplicate question? Does any of the suggestion here help? askubuntu.com/questions/8444/stupid-simple-music-player –  fossfreedom May 18 '11 at 19:41
    
looking them up right now, some of them I've already declined but some look promising like deadbeef. Deadbeef almost cut it, but the lists are too hard to easily use. –  Alvar May 18 '11 at 19:58
    
Could you explain why do you want a music player that can't play videos or show photos? –  Lukas Stejskal Aug 10 '11 at 9:08
    
@LukasStejskal A player that plays video awesome is VLC but if you want to listen to music, then it doesn't work. you don't have a library or any other function that you think is standard! IF we take Itunes it has a library and is very easy to use and have all the functions you need. But when you try and play video it's just horrible to use. That's why I just want a player to do one thing awesome! instead of everything mediocre. –  Alvar Aug 10 '11 at 11:20
    
@Alvar I see. Yeah, I also prefer if a program does one thing and does it right. While it doesn't meet your requirements, I use mplayer both for movies and music, and I think it's awesome for both purposes :). Cons: no GUI by default, it runs from console (which suits me, but might not work for everyone). –  Lukas Stejskal Aug 10 '11 at 11:58
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Audacious

Install via the terminal with:

sudo apt-get install audacious

or through the Software Center:

Install via the software center

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Foobnix is similar to DeadBeef (both are clones of foobar2000), and you might like it more.

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Clementine is a fantastic audio player with a great UI and playlist system. Without a doubt my favourite music player I've ever used. Very stable and useful.

Install via the terminal with:

sudo apt-get install clementine

or use the Software Center:

Install via the software center

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Potamus is an extremely lightweight GTK-based audio player with a simple interface and an emphasis on high audio quality. -- https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/+package/potamus

Install via the terminal with:

 sudo apt-get install potamus

or through the Software Center:

Install via the software center

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Actually it seems to play also the audio of a video file, but just the audio, not the picture ;)

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A tip: the installation will ask you to enable realtime priority for jackd. You may say no, the program will still work fine. –  Stefano Palazzo Aug 10 '11 at 11:24
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For me nothing comes close to Guayadeque. And even though it has lots of features, it can't play video or show photos and probably it never will.

Install via the terminal with:

sudo apt-get install guayadeque

or using the Software Center:

Install via the software center

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How do I install it? is it in the repos? Or do I have to build it from a source? –  Alvar Feb 10 '12 at 6:20
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gmusicbrowser is awesome :-)

Install via the terminal with:

sudo apt-get install gmusicbrowser

or through the Software Center:

Install via the software center

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Stephen Myall Aug 18 '12 at 17:10
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Sub Sonic

One of the best arguments why you should use subsonic is that you can stream music to any client that you want you just have to create your own subdomain like (http://yourname.subsonic.org) and your off.

It's a music player that is easy to use and can be remote managed outside the network. It's coded in Java and supports a lot of platforms! :)

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