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Install QMMP Media Player in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13
Qmmp media player is an audio player which gives feel like winamp or xmms. This program is written with help of Qt library. There are plenty of skins available for Qmmp player.
Qmmp is using MPEG v1/2 layer 1/2/3 decoder. FFap which is enhanced Monkey's Audio (APE) decoder. This program is simple user interface which are based on standard widgets set.
XiX Player is a free easy to use multi-platform music player that currently runs in Linux, Linux ARM (Raspberry Pi), Windows & Mac OS X. This media player can handle more than 40,000 audio files, so large audio libraries aren't problem anymore with this player. Track is shown in different tabs like Artist, Albums, Playlists or File Manager, it is easy to create and maintain own playlists. There is an integrated lyric viewer that searches for the lyric of the song currently playing. If the CD Cover is found it is also shown, you can tag tracks using multi tagging support (MP3 id3-tag, Vorbis Comments, Music Tags).
Developer also mentioned "If you think that something is wrong or you have a great idea to implement, please mail me."

There are plenty of different audio players available for Linux and sometimes it's really hard to pick one. Clementine one of the best modern player available for Linux, Windows, and Mac, it also manage and organize audio library. The player itself is inspired by Amarok, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.
New update brought lot of changes to Clementine and many things have removed such as Ubuntu One support, Discogs support, GrooveShark support and Radio GFM support. And some stuff added, it now supports and Seafile; new analyzer 'Rainbow Dash' and a lot more.

There are lots of audio players available and you might already have your favorite one, but we should always give a try to new applications, you may prefer over your favorite one's. Here comes Miam Audio Player which is easy-to-use, open source, free and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, it is based on Qt. Unlike some other players it offers GUI customization individually such as: themes, icons, fonts, size of items, etc but some other players do support GUI theme.
There are way many audio players available for Linux and sometimes it's bit difficult to make a choice between them. Some people like to stick with distribution default audio player but many people always look forward to an alternative. We don't say which one is better, it all depends on player functionality and user choice.
Quod Libet is a GTK based audio player written in Python programming language, using Mutagen tagging library, it is cross-platform and available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Basically it is an audio management program, which offers several ways to manage and view your audio library and also support audio feeds. It can support libraries with tens of thousands of audio files. It also carries some additional features which should be in modern audio player: Unicode support, advanced tag editing, Replay Gain, podcasts & Internet radio, album art support and all major audio formats.
Another plus point of this player is that it has ability to edit metadata tag, which is not available in every player out there, and it has some advanced searching capabilities. Ex Falso is a program that uses the same tag editing back-end as Quod Libet, but isn't connected to an audio player. If you don't want to make a switch from your favorite audio player and just want something that can handle tagging, Ex Falso is for you.
If we talk about playlist then it can do better than any player because it can also make playlists based on regular expressions but don't worry if you don't know how regular expressions work, regular searches works too within this player. You can display and edit any tag you want in the file, for all the file formats it supports.

Deepin Music Player is designed by Linux Deepin team and it's a default audio player in Linux Deepin. It is an awesome music player with brilliant and customizable UI, gstreamer front-end, with features likes search music by pinyin, quanpin, colorful lyrics supports, and more powerfull functions you will found. It is completely free and open source released under GNU General Public License. Deepin Audio player also offers FM, online audio support and gives you functionality as minimal interface called mini mode.

deepin music player
Pogo is a simple and lightweight audio player that plays audio files, it fast and easy-to-use. Pogo audio player is forked from Decibel Audio Player and supports wide variety of common audio formats. It is written using Python programming language and uses gtreamer and GTK+. The clear interface uses the screen real-estate very efficiently. Other features include: Fast search on the hard-drive and in the playlist, smart album grouping, cover display, desktop notifications and no music library.

Note: There are two official PPAs available both contains stable builds, the 'daily' PPA contains latest auto-builds consider as stable which means there could be problem with builds but could be fixed very soon. On the other hand 'stable' PPA contains stable builds but little bit older.

To Install Pogo audio player using Daily PPA in Ubuntu 15.10/15.04/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 17.x/17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

To Install Pogo audio player using Stable PPA in Ubuntu 15.10/15.04/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 17.x/17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Which audio player would you recommend to the Linux community?
Tomahawk is open-source and free a new kind of music player that brings all of your streams, downloads, cloud music storage, playlists, radio stations and friends to the same party. It is multi source audio player which not only plays your local collection, but it can also stream from different services using plugins from SoundCloud, Spotify, Beats, YouTube and many more. It also allows you to connect to your friends via GTalk/Jabber and share your playlist and collection, browse your friends playlist and play their libraries, stations, playlists or just listen along to whatever they are playing.
Nightingale is a free and open-source desktop audio player and web-browser, it is fork of the Songbird media player. It has beautiful interface with a wide range of supported audio formats including flac, all with multi-platform support (Linux, Windows, and Mac). It supports extensions and skins feathers. Like Firefox/Iceweasel, it is built from the Mozilla cross-platform and open source framework, based on Songbird. Users can add features and change functionality in Nightingale by installing extensions (add-ons).
Skins are referred to as "feathers" in Nightingale, and give users and artists the ability to change the look of Nightingale via an extension which generates a default skin. Using CSS (and optionally XUL), and an image manipulation program such as Photoshop or GIMP, users are then able to make Nightingale look however they want.
Install Xnoise 0.2.21 lightweight Media Player in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/Linux Mint 16/15/14, Xnoise 0.2.15 in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Mint 13 and Xnoise 0.2.12 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Mint 12 and other Ubuntu derivatives

Xnoise, a lightweight music player with minimal interface has been updated bringing in many new features and fixes. Xnoise is written in Vala and supports video playback making it one stop media application. Xnoise is a media player for GTK+ with a slick GUI, great speed and lots of features.
But Unlike Rhythmbox, Banshee or iTunes, xnoise uses a tracklist centric design. The tracklist is a list of video or music tracks that are played one by one without being removed. This gives you the possibility to enqueue any track in any order, regardless if they are on the same album or not. Tracks can be added and reordered at any time via drag and drop. A search function helps you find artists, albums, and titles in your local media collection.
Xnoise is always running in a single instance, so that music files that are associated with it, will always be added to the tracklist instead of starting a new instance. Xnoise can play every kind of audio/video data that gstreamer can handle!
xnoise media player
Install Audacious 3.4.3 Media Player in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivatives

Audacious is a free and open source audio player with a focus on low resource usage, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats. It is the default audio player in Lubuntu and in Ubuntu Studio. A descendant of XMMS, Audacious plays audio tracks how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks.
Audacious includes both the Winamp-like interface known from previous versions and a new, GTK+-based interface known as GTKUI. GTKUI became the default interface in Audacious 2.4.
Audacious offers search for artists and albums in your entire music library, drag and drop folders and individual song files, or create and edit your own custom playlists. It allows audio streaming from the Internet.
Install Amarok 2.8.0 Powerful Audio Player in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13/and Other Ubuntu derivatives

Amarok is a powerful player with an intuitive user interface for Linux and Unix, MacOS X and Windows. It plays your favorite music and discover new music from local drives easier than ever before, and also looks good!
Amarok's interface uses a powerful "browser" metaphor that allows you to create playlists that make the most of your music collection. Amarok has a fast development-cycle and super happy users.

Features of Amarok Player:
  • A fancy audio analyzer visualization applet.
  • Quick and simple drag and drop playlist creation.
  • 10 band equalizer.
  • Power management awareness with a pair of configuration options.
  • Performance optimizations and responsiveness tuning all over Amarok.
  • The GUI layout can be reset to default, if you want to go back to the original view.
  • Local Collection and Collection Browser.
  • The database is also created if the home directory contains non-ASCII characters.
  • The Nepomuk Collection also shows track numbers.
  • Music library (built-in sqlite or MySQL),
  • Multiple backends supported (GStreamer, xine, NMM, MAS and aRts).
  • Automatic cover art download using Amazon services.
  • The unique and powerful context browser.
  • Automatic play-statistics generation (iRate style).
  • Full lyrics download.
  • Full Audioscrobbler support, and crossfading.
  • Visualisations with libvisual.
  • Streaming from any KIO source.
  • Fully configurable OSD for track changes.
  • The Audio analyzer visualisation: the widget is configurable by right click on it and it sits prominently under the Current Track widget.


Changes in version 2.8.0:
  • Changes:
    • The Jamendo service now uses a higher quality MP3 format instead of Ogg Vorbis.
    • Added an option whether adding tracks to playlist should start playing.
    • Amarok now depends on Qt 4.8.3.
    • Amarok now uses FindFFMpeg.cmake from kdelibs
  • Bug fixes:
    • Don't reload Wikipedia applet content if artist/album have not changed. Patch by Frank Meerkoetter .
    • Jamendo service: Albums are now downloaded directly instead of going via BitTorrent. This is far more reliable and also supports on-the-fly transcoding.
    • Work-around Solid UDisks2 backend bug that caused USB Mass Storage devices and iPods not being recognized when connected before Amarok was started. Also fixes a bug where blank devices would appear in Play Media dialog.
    • Definitely fix a bug where storing credentials in plain-text isn't offered when KWallet is disabled.
    • Radio streams from scripted services are now instantly playable.
    • Recently Played List widget now keeps its own time for tracks instead of relying on the Last Played statistic.
    • Prevent hitting an assertion failure if just removed track from the Local Collection is edited.
    • Fixed a regression introduced in 2.8 Beta where tracks in the Local Collection were sometimes forgotten and then found again.
    • Fixed invalid SQL queries when you have files or folders with an apostrophe in your collection.
    • Fixed organizing/copying/moving tracks to Local Collection on Windows.
    • Various usability improvements for the applet toolbar.
    • Removed broken Apply button in applets' settings dialog.
    • Fix incorrect colors in Context View toolbar when switching themes.
    • Many fixes for various bugs with switching desktop color themes at runtime, including OSD, spectrum analyzer, collection browser.
    • Avoid updating the MPRIS2 Metadata between tracks.

To Install Amarok Player in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
Source: Amarok
Install BeatBox Player in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 13

BeatBox is a Audio player for the linux operating system that is fast, simple, and beautiful. BeatBox is an easy to use, stable, fast and good looking music library organizer written in vala.
Features include:
  • Sound Menu support
  • Two Views – Album art and ‘list’
  • CD Playback
  • iPod Syncing
  • Auto-fetching of missing album art
  • Album art renderer in ‘List View’
  • Scrobble support
  • Equaliser

Release Notes 0.6, Some of the new noticeable features are:
  • Shuffle is no longer visual.
  • New top display UI.
  • Closing while playing hides the window, and a new exit app menu option allows you to force close the app.
  • Can now be set as default music player
  • Faster startup time
  • Option to eject devices from sidebar
  • Nicer album view popup
  • Sidebar inline toolbar

To install BeatBox in Ubuntu 12.04/Mint 13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

To add BeatBox in sound menu do following, Enter following command to install dconf-tools:

Go to Dash open "Dconf-Editor" and see the following picture