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Potamus is described as 'lightweight GTK-based audio player with a simple interface and an emphasis on high audio quality' and is a Audio Player in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Potamus for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Potamus are foobar2000, AIMP, Strawberry and Clementine.

Potamus 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 Potamus.
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  • Xfce

Potamus is a lightweight GTK-based audio player with a simple interface and an emphasis on high audio quality.

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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • PortableApps.com

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

    ⚫︎ LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVLC Media Player is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
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  2. foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.

    ⚫︎ Customizablefoobar2000 is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lightweightfoobar2000 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsfoobar2000 can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark Modefoobar2000 supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Portablefoobar2000 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Foobar custom.


  3. AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAIMP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableAIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeAIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAIMP support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStrawberry is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    ⚫︎ Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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  5. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    ⚫︎ LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

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

    Clementine with lyrics pane


  6. Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014.

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    Media Library
  7. 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 .

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    DeaDBeeF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Cinnamon
    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. 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).

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
  10. 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!

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingAmarok supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2018. Alpha release in February 2021.

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