Linux audio players


There are many audio players for Linux, see or
I won't try them all.

How to evaluate

Should be easy to install, using Ubuntu installer or the terminal command sudo apt-get install xxx should install xxx for me.


Must be able to browse my collection by composition (album).

Should support tags like composer, multiple performers, etc.
Browsing, searching, drag/drop, in place editing, playlist, etc


Should play my USB DAC using the system audio preferences, I’m not in need of editing all kind of config files.
Audio formats, will try MP3, FLAC, APE (+ CUE), WAV, WMA lossless.

Won't do extensive listening tests, I don't like listening to equipment.

I will judge them most of all on (inter)face value.


Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Audio Apps