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Open Source Poweramp Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Poweramp is VLC Media Player. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Poweramp and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Poweramp are Strawberry, Clementine, Audacious and DeaDBeeF.

Poweramp 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 Poweramp.
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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

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    279 alternatives to VLC Media Player 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of VLC Media Player.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    6.  Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
    9.  DecentralizedVLC Media Player is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    This alternative is disputed. VLC Media Player is still a legitimate alternative to Poweramp, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    More skewed towards video.

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    Mostly a video player and especiallly not as well-suited for listening to music as Poweramp is.

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  2. Strawberry icon

    Strawberry

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    • Haiku
    219 alternatives to Strawberry 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    3.  Works OfflineStrawberry can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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  3. Clementine icon

    Clementine

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    229 alternatives to Clementine 

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

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    1.  LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioClementine has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    Discontinued

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

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  4. Audacious icon

    Audacious

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    • Xfce
    116 alternatives to Audacious 

    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.

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

    DeaDBeeF

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    153 alternatives to DeaDBeeF 

    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.

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    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.
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    Rhythmbox

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    136 alternatives to Rhythmbox 

    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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    Quod Libet

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    151 alternatives to Quod Libet 

    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).

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
    The album browser, giving a visual anchor for a large library
  8. BlackHole Music Player icon

    BlackHole Music Player

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    • F-Droid
    285 alternatives to BlackHole Music Player 

    A music player app made with Flutter.

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    1.  Ad-freeBlackHole Music Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  LightweightBlackHole Music Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in BlackHole Music Player without registration.
    4.  Privacy focusedBlackHole Music Player is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Dark ModeBlackHole Music Player supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  9. Exaile icon

    Exaile

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    138 alternatives to Exaile 

    Exaile is a cross-platform music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and is easily extensible via plugins. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, streaming Internet radio...

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  10. Vinyl Music Player icon

    Vinyl Music Player

    57 alternatives to Vinyl Music Player 

    A fork of Phonograph Music Player that "makes all Pro features free, as they used to be". It has a material design that's easy on the eyes, and it's easy to use, customizable (multiple themes), has folder browsing, a sleep timer and tag editor.

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    1.  LightweightVinyl Music Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableVinyl Music Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Lightweight and open source.

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