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foobar2000 Alternatives for Linux

foobar2000 is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Clementine, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to foobar2000 and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to foobar2000 are DeaDBeeF, Strawberry, Audacious and Quod Libet.

foobar2000 alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of foobar2000.
This page was last updated Jun 23, 2022
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
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foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.

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  1. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    Clementine vs foobar2000 opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Clementine is a great alternative to foobar2000.

    It's free, it has a lot of features, but it is not as good as foobar2000. bug: memory leak.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    Remote player control from Android

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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    Lots of design, little contents

    Negative comment almost 6 years ago
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  2. DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has an 18-band equalizer.

    DeaDBeeF vs foobar2000 opinions
    Most users think DeaDBeeF is a great alternative to foobar2000.
    onkoe

    Very customizable, with a default GTK interface! Looks and runs great! Exactly what I wanted from a music player :)

    Top positive comment  3 months ago
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    Interface is very similar. Only the the animation is missing, but that's not why I used foobar in the first place.

    Top positive comment  over 1 year ago
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    bVork

    The only Linux audio player that's as simple, compatible, and customizable as foobar2000.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    Looks 99% like foobar2000, as a previous foobar2000 user. UI is almost exactly the same, never crashes, uses very little memory.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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    Like Foobar2000, you can customize the interface as well as you want, it supports easily flac files and metadata edition. DeadBeef is the alternative and open source furthermore.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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  3. Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.

    Strawberry vs foobar2000 opinions
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    Strawberry has many features that are similar to the ones I use most in foobar2000. I particularly like the queuing system as it allows me to maintain my playlists in the order I want while easily being able to cherry pick what I want to listen to right now. This is the best music player I have found that is available for Linux and it gets me closest to the experience I loved about using foobar2000 in Windows.

    Positive comment 2 months ago
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  4. Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.

    Audacious vs foobar2000 opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Audacious is a great alternative to foobar2000.

    If you are looking for a Linux program to do the same thing foobar2000 does, this is probably your best bet. Has a gui very reminiscent of fb2k, a similar plugin system bundled with it, and support for almost all video game music formats out of the box.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    gapless playback work perfectly :) bothing worse than those short pauses!

    if this had a remote function would be awesome

    the only thing i dont like is not being able to navigate to the folder from the context menu

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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    1

    Poor audio settings and useless/featureless gui.

    Negative comment about 4 years ago
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    Unk42

    Very similar to foobar2000 minimalistic interface. There is also support for Winamp skins + its a open source software.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  5. Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).

    Most users think Quod Libet is a great alternative to foobar2000.


  6. Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's iTunes, it is free software that is designed to work well under the .

    Rhythmbox vs foobar2000 opinions
    Most users think Rhythmbox is a great alternative to foobar2000.

    Lacks the library features, as well as the modular approach to the interface.

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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    2
  7. Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before - and it looks good doing it!

    Amarok vs foobar2000 opinions
    Some users think Amarok is a great alternative to foobar2000, some don't.

    I have not seen a better yet still good-looking software than Amarok.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    Meant for power users. Has global shortcuts, replay gain and a ton of features.

    Positive comment about 6 years ago
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  8. Exaile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    Exaile is a cross-platform music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and is easily extensible via plugins.

  9. Elisa

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Elisa is a music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use. We also recognize that we need a flexible product to account for the different workflows and use-cases of our users.

  10. Koel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    A personal music streaming server that works.

    If you want to use the mobile apps, you have to pay for it.

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