Listening to music is considered as stress reliever while few listen to music as passion. There are few music players which can be installed in Ubuntu and Linux Mint with advanced and striking features for better experience. A music player is counted as best if it has features such as formats supported, memory consumption, online/offline streaming or both,user interface design, feature set etc. Listed below few players support all the features while few have some features only. Below are some of the best music player:
1] Rhythmbox Audio player
It is an open source, user friendly audio player that comes as default in the Linux system on GNOME environment. It helps to organise audio files into playlists for better user experience. Few changes such as repeating or shuffling music and changing the appearance of the music player can be done. Appearance can be changed by going to "party mode" option, which scales the window to full screen.
Audio files can be played, wide array of internet radio station can be streamed as well as listen to podcasts from across the world. One can link to Last.fm online platform, which will create a profile of the most listened to song either locally or on streaming radio online. It also comes with additional feature of 50 third party plugins and many more official plugins.
STEPS TO INSTALL RHYTHMBOX IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install rhythmbox
2] Clementine Music Player
This player is richly loaded with features. One can get visual, equalizer, a built-in music transcoding tool that allows conversion of audio files to 7 audio formats. In addition to this, it also allows to search and play music stored on cloud platforms like One drive, Google drive and Drop box for online music. It allows to stream from 5 radio platforms such as Jamendo, Sky FM,Soma FM, Jazzradio.com Icecast, Rockradio.com and even stream from Spotify and SoundCloud.
It also includes features like desktop notifications, playing and ripping audio CDs, editing playlists and ability to import music from external drives.
STEPS TO INSTALL CLEMENTINE IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install clementine
3] Audacious Audio player
This audio player is especially recommended for Linux systems with low CPU and RAM specifications. It lacks advanced features & functionalities.Basic tasks like creating playlists, importing audio files or folders into the player, shuffling music and playing musics from CDs.
STEPS TO INSTALL AUDACIOUS IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt install audacious
4] Amarok Music Player
It is an open source platform with user friendly User Interface. It has few unique features like it will detect the duplicate entries and give a prompt with an option to ignore adding the duplicate audio files. It has the ability to pull out the cover art and artistes bio from Wikipedia. It gives high quality music output and features such as creating playlists, viewing music lyrics, creating custom shortcuts as well as changing the application language.
STEPS TO INSTALL AMAROK IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install amarok
5] DeaDBeef Audio Player
It is an efficient audio player and comes with native GTK3 GUI. It supports a wide range of media formats and packs with multiple plugins. It doesn't have advanced features and users will have to use playlist based music.Users will have to do manually tasks such as shuffling,repeating music and editing metadata.
STEPS TO INSTALL DEADBEEF IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-player $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install deadbeef
6] CMUS - Console Music Player
CMUS is devoid of any GUI tools and is basically a command - line media player.
STEPS TO INSTALL CMUS IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install cmus
Simply run the command
on the terminal and press
on the keyboard to display hierarchical list of directories. One can navigate to the destination folder containing audio files and select the file to be played.
7] Sayonara Audio player
It has appealing UI and has features almost similar to Rhythmbox. Adding files, creating playlists, listening to online radio [SomaFM and Soundcloud] as well as changing the default theme is possible with this audio player.
In this users are restricted to only a few online streams and listening to music saved on PC.
STEPS TO INSTALL SAYONARA IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:lucioc/sayonara $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install sayonara
8] MOC - Terminal Music Player
It is lightweight, terminal-based music player. It includes features like key mapping,a mixer, internet streams, ability to create playlists and search for music in the directories. It also supports output types such as JACK, ALSA and OSS.
STEPS TO INSTALL MOC IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install moc moc-ffmpeg-plugin
9] Exaile Music player
It is open source platform with simple interface. it enables to create and organize playlists, fetch album art, stream online radio stations such as Soma FM and Ice cast.
STEPS TO INSTALL EXAILE IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install exaile
10] Museeks Music Player
It is a cross platform, clean audio player which helps to do simple tasks such as changing the theme to dark theme, repeating and shuffling music.
STEPS TO INSTALL MUSEEKS IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ wget https://github.com/martpie/museeks/releases/download/0.11.4/museeks-amd64.deb $ sudo dpkg -i museeks-amd64.deb
$ wget https://github.com/martpie/museeks/releases/download/0.11.4/museeks-i386.deb $ sudo dpkg -i museeks-i386.deb
11] Lollypop Music Player
It is an open source, user friendly music player. It is designed for GTK based desktop environments such as GNOME. It categorises music as music genres, year released and artist names. It very easy to navigate application.
It supports vast range of file formats such as MP3, MP4 and OGG audio files. One can stream online radio and make application tweaks such as as configuring keyboard shortcuts, changing theme appearance, enabling cover art & smooth transitions and importing playlists.
STEPS TO INSTALL LOLLYPOP IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnumdk/lollypop $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install lollypop
12] Quod Libet Audio Player
It is a GTK based music player, which is clean and has simple UI.It supports features such as tag editing, replay gain, album art, library browsing & internet radio with hundreds of stations. It also supports audio formats such as MP3,MPEG4 AAC,WMA and MIDI.
STEPS TO INSTALL QUOD LIBET IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/dumping place $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install quodlibet
13] Spotify Music Streaming Service
It is a beautifully designed UI that enables to navigate easily across the platform. We can search and listen to music from thousands of artists across the world. The application utilizes lot of memory & CPU, hence it is not recommended for older PCs.
STEPS TO INSTALL SPOTIFY MUSIC IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list' $ sudo apt install curl $ curl -sS https:// download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add - $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install spotify-client
14] Strawberry Music Player
It is an open source platform, which supports all common audio formats. It includes features like metadata tag editing, fetch album art and song lyric, audio analyzer, equalizer, transfer music to devices, streaming support etc.
STEPS TO INSTALL STRAWBERRY IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonaski/strawberry $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install strawberry
15] VLC Media player
It is open source platform, which supports almost all audio and video file formats, compression methods,steaming protocols to stream media over networks, and transcode multimedia files.
It is available for platforms like Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
STEPS TO INSTALL VLC MEDIA PLAYER IN UBUNTU AND LINUX MINT:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily $ sudo apt install vlc