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Clementine

Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer based on Amarok 1.4.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
Avg rating of 3.8 (21)| 28 comments

What is Clementine?

Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok icon Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music. It is available for Unix-like, Windows and Mac OS X.

Features: Search and play your local music library Listen to internet radio from Last.fm, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo and Icecast. Create smart playlists and dynamic playlists Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX Visualizations from projectM Lyrics and artist biographies and photos Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC Edit tags on MP3 and OGG files, organise your music Download missing album cover art from Last.fm Native desktop notifications on Linux and Mac OS X Remote control using a Wii Remote, MPRIS or the command-line Copy music to your iPod, iPhone, MTP or mass-storage USB player Queue manager Android remote control

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Discontinued

No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

Clementine Screenshots

Clementine with lyrics pane
Icecast radio stations
Smart playlists and kittens

Clementine information

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  3,367 Stars
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  •  2327 Open Issues
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Douze
  
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I like Clementine because it has a great interface with which you easily get along with :) Although i only use it for the mp3s stocked on my computer, you can pair it with Soundcloud, Spotify and such other online music services, podcast websites or even online storage websites such as Dropbox and Google Drive. It's great for creating playlists that mixes music from artists only available to you on specific platforms!

One button i use very often since i installed Clementine is the "Stop playing after this track" button. You can also queue tracks so that, within a playlist, you can create your little temporary playlist for this particular session. It's great. Talking of playlists, it does a great job at letting you create any playlist you want, name it, export it, import it. Anf if you're too lazy to create your own, the music player has dynamic ones already created for you.

It also satisfies my collector's desperate need for tags and classification in my music librairy, as this music player allows you to quickly order your collection by any information available. It even has a tag editor integrated, which is quite simple to use.

On top of that, Clementine offers many other tools you might need the use at some point such as, trippy track visualizations, rain sounds, imported lyrics, author, album and track imported descriptions and an equalizer.

So yeah, i think it's a great software :)

EDIT: i now use Strawberry instead, which is the maintained and open-source equivalent to Clementine :) but my review here still stands!

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JmactheAttack
  
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This moderately lightweight app has everything you would need from a desktop music player without all the hassle of extreme tweaking (i.e. Foobar2000). It integrates my Grooveshark.com library very well, along with my music collection on my iPod.

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needsLITHIUM
  
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It's great on Windows, but the last time I used this program on Linux all it did was crash. It would crash every 30 to 90 minutes, and if I closed it manually or let it crash, the system would bog down due to memory leaks and memory that the program wouldn't let go of after it closed, and sometimes it wouldn't let go of pulseaudio or the alsa device, so if I needed to hook my audio interface into my DAW via JACK later, I could not; the only fix was to logout and log back in or entirely reboot the system. I encountered this with Realtek and VIA based onboard audio, as well as with Zoom R8 and Behringer U-Phoria UMC404 HD USB professional audio interfaces, on systems with AMD FX-6300 (AsRock 970 VIA or Zoom R8), Intel i5-6402p (MSI 110H VIA or Zoom R8 or UMC404), and AMD Athlon 200GE/Ryzen 5 3600 (socket AM4, 2 different AsRock B450 motherboards with different audio codec chipsets from Realtek, both USB audio devices). Also, on my AMD FX system, sometimes, I would get hardlocks if I tried to exit the program while music was still playing, requiring me to Alt + SysReq + R-E-I-S-U-B (the Linux equivalent of Ctrl + Alt + Del, but a bit more extreme - it's better than just unplugging the system). I encountered this hardlock on Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x, Zorin OS 14, as well as concurrent releases from Debian, Fedora, Manjaro, and PCLinuxOS at the time. The program works fine, however, on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1/10, though, as my ex had it on her Asus Transformer Book and her desktop, at my behest, as a "just in case" backup for when iTunes wanted to be derptastic special (which would happen from time to time), and she needed to backup her iPhone or otherwise access it's contents in a hurry. This Linux behavior, however, is unacceptable. Being as I use both Windows and Linux on different machines, I cannot recommend this program. If you only use Windows, glhf, you'll probably love it. If you like having the same software on multiple platforms for continuity, or only use Linux, AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.

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MrGabberFuck

No man, you just got it wrong, sounds more like you should dig deeper, sounds like one of your installed apps kills your current running apps.

Don't overdue with installations on Wine(-related apps), they also can kill ur apps bro

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TheTrevorFantastic
  
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As of this post (Nov. 26th, 2022), Clementine is a 32-bit application when it comes to windows.

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Jee
  
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There is no release since 2016 but it's not discontinued !!

Last commit a few days ago >> https://github.com/clementine-player/Clementine/commits/master

Please update

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Uraael

Yes, but look at the commits: all automated Translation updates except pecking at tiny bits and pieces every few months. That's as good as discontinued in my book.

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Simple and extremely lightweight Once well configured it's doing all you could want for a daily use in background

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It is better than Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox has no customisation whatsoever. This one has tons of them. It is also better than Audacious because most of the default customisation is already good to work with. Tweaking them is also easy here.

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Tags

  • Audio Player
  • Podcast Catcher
  • cue-sheets
  • gpodder-net-client
  • album-downloader
  • audio-tagging
  • last-fm
  • audio-cd
  • musicbrainz
  • music-organization
  • iphone-music-sync
  • dynamic-playlists
  • music-sync
  • visualization
  • projectm

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Clementine platform details

Linux

Binary packages available from distribution

BSD

Available in FreeBSD Ports & PKG

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