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There are wide variety of audio players available for Linux and you may have your favorite one installed on your system. aTunes is not new audio player but its initial release was way back in 2006 and the most recent version was released in June, 2014. In almost two years there is no news on the website or release from developers, well it is open-source released under GPL-V2 license and we don't see any other to carry on the development of this great application. It is written in Java programming language and it's cross-platform available for Linux, Unix, Windows and Mac. It uses Mplayer as its playback engine and supports wide variety of known formats such as: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA and other formats.

It allows user to rip tracks from audio CDs (for Linux it needs extra packages (cdparanoia, cdda2wav, icedax) or optional encoders (oggenc, lame, flac). Organizing audio collection is fairly easy and it is able to handle thousands of tracks as well as large playlists. A filtering option can be used to look for particular albums, artists or genres. Drag-and-Drop feature also comes in handy when you want to add something to your current playlist or play something.
Further more it can edit tags in a separate window MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, ra, rm; and it shows the picture included in ID3v2 tags. aTunes runs on any platform with a Java 6 or higher compatible Runtime Enviroment. Additionally users can play online radio stations, podcasts.
Interface is customizable, you can change the layout, use system theme for the player or use substance theme and there are plenty of them are built-in. Notifications are enabled by default but can be disabled or customized as per your needs, and show icon in the tray feature is also comes in handy.