5KPlayer Alternatives for Linux

    5KPlayer is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to 5KPlayer and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to 5KPlayer are MPV (Free, Open Source), Clementine (Free, Open Source), Strawberry (Free, Open Source) and SMPlayer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 6, 2021
    1. npshell - Command line music queue manager. Keep a daemon running in the background. Add sounds to a queue. Let the daemon play the sweet music for you. All from the comfort of your own shell. - Stricly command line based for extra nerd credits.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      Potamus is a lightweight GTK-based audio player with a simple interface and an emphasis on high audio quality.
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    2. Audience is a modern video player that brings the lessons learned from the web home to the desktop.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Freeware movie player and subtitles editor.

      Discontinued

      Official website no longer available.

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    3. RhythmCat is a music player which can be running under Linux. It can be used as a normal music player, and it can also show lyrics in a single window, or even on the desktop. It can help you mix your voice into the original music.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Dragon Player does one thing, and only one thing, which is playing multimedia files. Its simple interface is designed not to get in your way and instead empower you to simply play multimedia files. Features: Simple Interface.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      CuePlay is an audio player for Linux and Mac OS X. It has been created to be able to play MP3 and FLAC files with cuesheets, because foobar2000 isn't present at the Linux platform. This enables one to create one long MP3/FLAC file and index it with a .cue file.
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    4. Play dvix/xvid movies from RAR files. Play dvd, mvk, avi, mpge, ogg, rar(forward), password rar (no forward) Play all files without codecs. Play rar files without extracting. Play AVI, MPGE, RMVB, OGG, MP3, RAR, MKV, MKA and some not popular formats.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Pana audio player is a fork of Amarok 1.4. Pana is intended for users stuck on Amarok 1 functionality and layout.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed. Last version, 1.4.17-6, released on May 2010, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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    5. A simple media player for GNOME that supports libvlc, xine-lib and libgstreamer.
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