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DeaDBeeF

DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is a modular audio player for GNU/Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris, macOS, and other UNIX-like systems.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • KDE
  • Cinnamon
  • GNOME
  • MATE
  • Xfce
Avg rating of 4.6 (8)| 12 comments

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Customized interface in KDE Plasma
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DeaDBeeF Features

  1.  LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  3.  PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

DeaDBeeF information

  • Developed byAlexey Yakovenko
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.6
  • Alternatives154 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  1,388 Stars
  •  165 Forks
  •  316 Open Issues
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DeaDBeeF version 1.8.3

The best, player which works on any platform. Here's what makes it great:

  • Narrow vertical interface. This makes it stand out among the oh-so-many players these days. If you want something that looks like good old Winamp, or need an AIMP alternative for Linux, this is the answer!
  • Fully customizable interface. The design mode takes a little while to learn, but you get to arrange all the elements exactly the way you want. For example, I made the track progress bar the full width of the window, because I want as fine control in that as possible. You can also change the colors, icons and font sizes of most everything in the interface. Long story short, make your own player!
  • Very small RAM and CPU footprint.
  • Free in all senses!

You deserve a player like this!

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Journeyman
  
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As a long time user of Foobar2000 I missed all it's options when I started using Xubuntu (Linux). If you enjoy pretty interfaces this audio player isn't for you, but if you need a player based in all of foobar2000 strengths then DeadBeef should be your first option as a audio player in Linux.

Out of the box it has Replay Gain, good sound processors and resamplers, It reads as of this version AAC,ALAC,SHN,PSF,APE,FLAC,MPEG 1.2.3,MusePack,WAV,AIFF,TTA,OGG Vorbis,WavPack,VTX,MIDI,WMA,SID,DTS, it supports playlists PLS,M3U.

It also can convert audio files just like foobar2000, for this you should have some encoders installed, Lame for example.

It can read images but foobar still has better support for that, even so it does a good job most of the time.

Can read audio files in ZIP (and RAR if you install a plugin) Can send information to LastFM and can access it also for similar artist and lyrics via a plugin.

Works better via ALSA because PulseAudio isn't very stable as of this version.

All around its a good audio player based in playlists with good support for cover art.

Tested in Xubuntu 13.10, using a M-Audio 2496 soundcard.

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it supports major audio codecs and tags, it simple to operate with multiple EQ's

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nevada_smith
  
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Nifty little audio player which has now been my default player for years.

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Corruleum
  
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Simple, yet great.

I use version 0.7.2 on Linux Mint 18.2.

Pros:

  • Custom global hotkeys.
  • Queue, to which songs can be added to play without interrupting the original play order (assuming it stays within the one playlist).
  • Visible seek bar.
  • Shuffle.
  • Runs easily in the background, with a low RAM footprint.
  • Metadata can be edited in the player, including in bulk.

Cons:

  • No automatically updating central library. Works via "playlists", which are manually selected lists of songs.
  • No way to view the queue, particularly if it spans multiple playlists.

Other notes:

  • When the queue is finished, playback continues from whichever playlist the last queue'd song was in.
  • Some column options (eg genre) must be manually created.

Overall, it does most things I'm wanting in a music player, and everything else can be worked around. I'm thus using it as a primary Linux music player.

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calebbaker
  
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Simple playlist-driven interface. All the features I need without bloat to get in the way.

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Gold
  
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If you like foobar2000 on Windows, DeadBeeF will definitely be your choice on Linux. It has almost the same user interface, similar customization capabilities, and great sound. DeaDBeeF has lots of features out-of-the-box, like ID3 tag/metadata support (with tag editor), global hotkeys, streaming radio support and even playback control from the command line! Furthermore, it has more than 50 plugins available to give you smooth user experience and to make sure you will no longer need any other media players!

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  • Audio Player
  • Equalizer
  • amiga-module
  • audio-player-xfce
  • chiptune
  • customizable-interface
  • Xfce

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