Is there a good music player for 12.04 that is simple, text-based, and lightweight? I would like something that doesn't use up much CPU, and looks clean, with little GUI.

I've seen a simple, terminal-like one for arch, but I was wondering if such thing exists for Ubuntu.

  • Look at cmus, for example. In general, you just need to look it up on Google (because there are lots of options). Cmus is CLI-based, you can also try with GMusicBrowser (its shimmer interface looks nice).
    – edwin
    Aug 7 '13 at 22:25


I used to use cmus, but it had some trouble handling tags. I used an old version of it, though:

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I currently use moc and love it. It's highly customizeable:

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There's also ncmpcpp. It is also highly customizeable:

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  • 1
    It would be nice if you included links to the source of the software.
    – user25656
    Aug 8 '13 at 3:41

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