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MusicBrainz Picard is an open-source and free tag editor for audio files. It is written in Python programming language licensed under GNU General Public License version 2+. It supports multiple popular formats such as mp3, FLAC, OGG, M4A, WMA and more. Picard uses AcoustID audio fingerprints, allowing files to be identified by the actual music, even if they have no metadata.
Picard can lookup entire music CDs with a click. Picard also supports plugins if you need a particular feature, you can choose from a selection of available plugins or write your own to extend functionality. Picard is not built to be a mass single-track tag fixer. Picard believes in quality over quantity and provides a plethora of customization to tweak music collections to your needs.

Supported format list:
  • MPEG-1 Audio (.mp3, .mp2, .m2a)
  • MPEG-4 Audio (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p, .m4v, .mp4)
  • Windows Media Audio (.wma, .wmv, .asf)
  • Microsoft WAVE (.wav)
  • The True Audio (.tta)
  • FLAC (.flac)
  • Audio Interchange File Format (.aiff, .aif, .aifc)
  • Musepack (.mpc, .mp+)
  • WavPack (.wv)
  • OptimFROG (.ofr, .ofs)
  • Monkey's Audio (.ape)
  • Tom's lossless Audio Kompressor (.tak)
  • Speex (.spx)
  • Ogg FLAC (.oggflac)
  • Ogg Theora (.ogg)
  • Ogg Opus (.opus)
  • Ogg Audio (.oga)
  • Ogg Video (.ogv)

Available for Ubuntu 19.10 Eaon/19.04 Disco/18.04 Bionic/Linux Mint 19/and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Picard in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

That's it
There are many audio players available for Linux and you may be using your favorite one and might ask why so many audio players, but there is no harm to try new stuff, you may consider it. Museeks a cross-platform, open-source audio player is around since last year (2016) and it is doing great. It is available for Linux, Windows and Mac; written in Node.js, Electron, Flux with Redux and React.js languages and released under MIT license.
It feels like a clean interface, like good audio player should be, it has ability to play wide range of audio formats including: mp3, aac, m4a, wav, ogg, 3gpp and flac. The interface is easy to use, just add music library or add single files to play, also it allows you to manage audio, interface.


It can find audio file by itself and searching is fast and responsive, doesn't matter if the audio library is quite huge. Playlist feature is must have for any audio player and it does have, which makes easier to manage playlists from entire different tab (star icon on the left bottom). It has tray applet which is handy to access features like: pause, previous, next, show player, track info and quit; also it displays the notifications but can be disabled if you want.

  • Entire tab for playlists
  • Dark Theme
  • Native Notifications can be Disabled/Enabled
  • Search box can be selected using Ctrl+F
  • In-app playing animation
  • Faster and responsive search
  • Native OS window frame support
  • Tray Applet (Minimize to tray option)
  • Sleep Mode Blocker
  • Queue management
  • Shuffle, loop

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Which player is your favorite?
Sayonara is a simple, lightweight and quite fast audio player only for Linux which is written in C++, it also supportet by Qt framework. For audio backend it uses gstreamer. It carries a lot of feature to manage big audio collections. While developing this program they focused on it's performance, it consumes very low CPU and memory.
One of Sayonara's goals are intuitive and easy usability never leading to the impression you are using an unnecessary bloated program therefore it should be able to compete with the most popular music players. It has a lot of features like a library, id3 tag editor, equalizer, lastfm radio, lastfm scrobbler, stream recorder and so on..
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.
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?
Install QMMP Media Player in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint

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.
qmmp player
audio player
What's in this version:
  • ported to qmmp 0.7 api;
  • added windows support to the ffap plugin;
  • added streams support to the mpg123 plugin;
  • added automatic yasm detection;
  • improved qsui plugin:
    • added spectrum analyzer;
    • added sorting by file creation date;
    • added playlist colors settings;
    • added cover art display;
    • added equalizer presets;
    • improved tabs (movable, closable by middle click);
  • removed rename dialog, using standard instead;
  • removed qmmp 0.6.x support.

To install Qmmp Player in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
Source: Qmmp
Install Xnoise 0.2.9 lightweight Media Player in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint 13/12

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.

  • Fast searchable media library
  • Music and Video support
  • 'Smart playlists' for last played and most played tracks
  • ID3 tag editing
  • Automatic album art fetching
  • 'Now playing' pane
  • State restore
  • Can play any GStreamer media
  • Media key support
  • Lightweight and speedy
  • Plugins for UbuntuOne Music Store, MPRIS, LastFm (album art and scrobbling), Lyrics fetching, Notifications, Ubuntu Soundmenu, and so on.
  • And more!
What's new in this Release:
  • Redesign GUI for Settings-Dialog and for Add-Media-Dialog
  • use strip function on artist and album imports
  • Extend media import API
  • Extend item handler API
  • Add fix for window hiding/howing (Tal)
  • Update portugse translation (Sergio Marques)
  • Activate standard item handlers for dynamic playlists, too
  • Context menus for dynamic playlists
  • Add query interface for dynamic playlists
  • Fix keyboard opened menus for tracklist and musicbrowser
  • Use nautilus feature (if available) for file indication
  • Add FAQ entry to help menu
  • Magnatune: add support for ‘speechless’ streaming with user login
  • Magnatune: album downloads for registered users
  • Magnatune: add online change monitoring
  • Magnatune: use album images in Magnatune plugin
  • Magnatune: use genre in search/filtering
  • Magnatune: change store location of db
  • Update packaging data
  • Replace hard coded keycodes with the (now available) Gdk.Key.* constants
  • Recommend tumbler thumbnailing in packaging
  • Update debian package creation script (Tal)
  • Code cleanups
  • Various bug fixes

To Install Xnoise Media Player in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

For other distro's check out site of Xnoise.