Sonata Alternatives

    Sonata is described as 'elegant GTK+ music client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD). It has been forked from the unmaintained Pygmy project in order to fix bugs, introduce new features, and proceed down a different path' and is a Audio Player in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Sonata for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sonata are foobar2000 (Free), Clementine (Free, Open Source), Winamp (Freemium) and Audacious (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2021

    1. Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to Winamp or xmms. Extra features XMMS and Winamp 2.
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    2. It just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features & support for all audio formats you should ever need.
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    3. Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

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    4. Swinsian is a sophisticated music player for macOS with wide format support, folder watching, advanced tag editing and designed to be responsive even with the largest libraries.
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    5. Musique unclutters your music listening experience with a clean interface that keeps you focused on what really matters: music.
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    6. Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows.

      Discontinued

      No updates since late 2018

    7. Cantata is a graphical client for MPD.
    8. A simple, clean and cross-platform music player. Polished, elegant and minimalist. Offers playback speed control and supports keyboard media shortcuts.
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    9. An open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ Vorbis / FLAC / mpc/ape files, written in perl. Its made with big (> 10,000 songs) libraries in mind.
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    10. MOC (music on console) is a console audio player for LINUX/UNIX designed to be powerful and easy to use.
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