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Audacious Music player

Winamp for Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/11.10

Winamp is a media player for Windows XP/Vista/7.. and now it’s also available for Google Android. Winamp is one of the most popular and powerful media player among windows users. Winamp is specifically known for it’s playlist, skins, and a bundle of advanced features that allow you to customize it effectively. Winamp is a freeware application i.e basic version is available free but you need to pay for it’s pro-version.

Are you looking for Winamp on Ubuntu? In fact, Winamp is available only for Windows (and Android). That’s not exactly true because Winamp vs 3 (The latest stable version is Winamp 5.621, released few days ago) Alpha version was also released for Linux based OS (probably the RPM packages, for Linux distributions like Fedora) but it’s not available anymore for Ubuntu or any other Linux distros. So in this post you may notice some free and open source media players equivalent to Winamp not only in features but also in look and feel (by using Winamp skins).

A Media Player Equivalent to Winamp : Audacious

audacious-player with Winamp skin

Audacious is a free and open source (Released under GPL) media player (more precisely an audio player) and provides high quality audio output. The other main advantages is that it consumes very less computational resources and supports a variety of formats. Audicious started a fork (Forking in software development means starting an independent development on a project after getting the source code legally from the original developer) project the BMP (Beep Media Player, which also started as a fork project of XMMS)


Features of Audacious at a Glance

  • it’s very simple and efficeint
  • playlists, visualization, skins (a lot of Winamp skins are available to try) ..plus a lot of other advanced features
  • it supports a lot of input formats such as MP3, Vorbis, AAC, WMA, Flac, Wavpack, ALAC (Apple Lossless) etc.
  • A lot of plugins are available to extend the features, in a couple of click

How to install audacious in Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/11.10

Audacious is available in the packages so it’s very simple to install. Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for ‘audacious’ and install the required package (You may need to enter ubuntu login password for authentication) or simply open terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and type :

sudo apt-get install audacious
Clementine Media Player

best music player for ubuntu

Note : It’s a very old article.

Ubuntu 11.04 (alias : Natty Narwhal) was released(stable/final version) around a week ago and now it’s the time to install some great and cool applications that you need in your daily life. In this post, I’ll write about few best ‘free and open source’ music player (both Audio and Video) that you may want to try on Ubuntu 11.04 for great music experience.

In fact every music lovers, those who uses Ubuntu 11.04 (or older versions like 10.10 or 10.04; or may be other Linux Distributions, then also this article will help you because the apps I’m going to write about, is platform independent and surely available for most common Linux distros like Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, OpenSuse..and of course Ubuntu!), uses these applications to play music on Ubuntu (or other platform if it’s a cross-platform apps). There are lot of Music Players available free under open source License (like GPL) e.g VLC, Clementine, Amarok, Rythmbox, Juk, Quark, Muine, Exaile, Audacious, Banshee Media Player, Totem …you name it. So it’s not so simple to select a music player Apps from the Ubuntu Software Center.  Ubuntu 11.04 has banshee media player, installed by default, while 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) or 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) uses Rythmbox as default music player.

Best Audio Player for Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 : Clementine

Clementine is based on Amarok media player, and commonly used to play mp3,ogg songs. it has a lot of sophisticated features like smart/dynamic playlists, internet streaming, ..all the features you expect from a modern music player, with simple and easy to use interface. it’s a cross-platform,free and open source music player. Now, it as been added to Software Center/Synaptic package Manager.

Clementine Media Player on Ubuntu

How to install Clementine Media Player on Ubuntu

#1 : Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for ‘clementine’ and click on install button (Then you may have to authenticate yourself, by entering your login password).. and wait for the installation to complete.

#2 : Sorry to disappoint you :) ..no more steps is required, Enjoy!

OR Enter the command at Terminal (hit CTRL+ALT+T to start a terminal)

sudo apt-get install clementine

(Update : One more Music Player Added)

Lightweight Music Player That You should Try : Audacious

Audacious Music player

Audacious is one of the most popular mp3 player among the Ubuntu users. It consumes very less resource and the audio quality is pretty good. The look is very similar to Winamp player (Most popular music player on Windows XP/Vista/7..). It has a lot of good features, with simple and easy to use graphical interface.

sudo apt-get install audacious

Best Video Player for Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 : VLC

VLC is the most popular video player on this planet. it is freely available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. VLC supports a lot of file formats (video/movies as well as audio stuffs), that’s why it is known as ‘All in One’ media player. VLC has been developed as maintained under VideoLan project. it’s available in Software Center, go there and install vlc in a couple of clicks. (If you are still not sure then go to – how to install vlc player on Ubuntu 11.04 for detail step by step instruction, specially written for novice users)

VLC Best Video Player for Ubuntu

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install Clementine on ubuntu

how to install clementine media player on Ubuntu

clementine on ubuntu

This post is written for beginners about an open source media player clementine.Clementine is developed on
the top of Amarok media player.Clementine is an open source media player and it’s available for Linux based
OS e.g Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat),10.04(Lucid Lynx)..,Windows and Mac OS X.Clementine is a fast music player with nice interface and options to enjoy music.

Features of Clementine

it has a lot of features like Dynamic and smart playlists,rain effects,file converting and editing features,Lyrics searching from Internet and the one of the best feature is – easy synchronization with Ipod or MTP or mass storage USB players. Continue reading

how to install amarok in ubuntu

how to install amarok in ubuntu 10.10/10.04

Amarok is the best mp3 player for Ubuntu 10.10/10.04/9.10 or any other Linux Based operating systems such as Linux Mint,Fedora,OpenSuse..So this post is aimed to help novice users in installing Amarok on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) but actually the procedure is almost same for other platforms.Amarok has lot of features like Dynamic Playlists,Context View,scripts,database importing…. with an intuitive user interface(UI). Continue reading

playing mp3 on ubuntu with movie player

How to Play .mp3 file in ubuntu 10.04

playing mp3 on ubuntu with movie player

On Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) you can play mp3(MPEG-1 Layer-3) files in many ways because there are lots of players available.In this post,the two most important and best mp3 player is described for ubuntu 10.04.

Playing MP3 songs(file) on Ubuntu 10.04

Movie Player : For MP3 files
This is the default media player for Ubuntu 10.04 which is installed by default but still you won’t be able to use this for playing mp3 files until you will installed missing plugins and libraries that is not installed by default but required for playing mp3 files.When you will first open mp3 songs with movie player then it will ask for installing missing plugins.Click on Install missing plugins and it will complete within few minutes.Now,you to play mp3 files just double click on mp3 files or open it with movie player after right clicking on it.

VLC player : Best Mp3 Player for Ubuntu 10.04

VLC player is one of the most robust open source media player.It is a good choice for playing mp3 files too.Since vlc player is not installed on ubuntu 10.04(By default) so you will have to install it from software center or synaptic package manager.If you don’t know how to install vlc player on ubuntu then click here – Install VLC player on Ubuntu for tutorial described in steps.After installing the vlc player,to play mp3 files,just right click on the file and open with vlc.