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I like the
songbird player very much, and it used to be my only choice for all plataforms, but they have discontinued GNU/linux support for some time now, due to lack of people to help with the linux port.
I would like to know what are the alternatives with similar features and usability out there.
Aug 4, 2010 at 21:07
Decio Lira Decio Lira
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Banshee is the best. Amazon, ubuntu one, and ITUNES IMPORT plugins to start.
Aug 4, 2010 at 21:16
K Poole K Poole
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It would be worth keeping an eye on the
They aim to continue to develop and maintain a Songbird version for linux.
Aug 4, 2010 at 21:52
I really like mpd, a music playing daemon. The idea is that you have the daemon running which can play music and you can connect with multiple clients.
ario is a nice one, and
sonata is a very nice simple one. You even have cli clients if that is your deal(it sure is mine), the best cli one is
ncmpcpp, and I agree it's a shitty name
Aug 4, 2010 at 21:48
Rhythmbox is installed by default ( Applications > Sound & Video > Rhythmbox Music Player)
Banshee can be installed from the Software Center ( Applications > Ubuntu Software Center) or from the terminal (
sudo apt-get install banshee) or if your browser supports
Aug 4, 2010 at 21:10
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Clementine Music Player: A very simple yet feature rich music manager.
Search and play your local music library
Listen to internet radio from Last.fm, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo and Icecast
Create smart playlists and dynamic playlists
Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX
CUE sheet support
Visualisations from projectM
Lyrics and artist biographies and photos
Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC
Edit tags on MP3 and OGG files, organise your music
Fetch missing tags from MusicBrainz
Download missing album cover art from Last.fm
Native desktop notifications on Linux (libnotify) and Mac OS X (Growl)
Remote control using a Wii Remote, MPRIS or the command-line
Copy music to your iPod, iPhone, MTP or mass-storage USB player
Jul 28, 2011 at 13:51
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I've become a huge fan of
Minitunes. Minimalistic, still lacks advanced functionality, but its premise and direction are fantastic.
Aug 4, 2010 at 22:00
Eugenio Perea Eugenio Perea
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My favourite player is Amarok, although it isn't particularly similar to Songbird..
Aug 4, 2010 at 22:06
Okay, I misunderstood the question.
MediaMonkey for managing your music and playback.
Note: MediaMonkey is a Windows application, but according to the website, it runs fine under wine.
Aug 5, 2010 at 0:31
Nathan Osman Nathan Osman
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If your after something similar to the filter panels found in Songbird and iTunes,
Guauadeque is probably more suited to former Songbird user. Works pretty well for me, and is regularly updated. :-)
Jul 28, 2011 at 8:39
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