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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      ncmpc is a fully featured MPD client, which runs in a terminal (using ncurses). Its goal is to provide a keyboard oriented and consistent interface to MPD, without wasting resources.
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    1. Goggles Music Manager is a music collection manager and player that automatically categorizes your music files based on genre, artist, album, and song. It supports gapless playback and features easy tag editing. Features


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      A graphical GTK+ MPD client focusing on low footprint.
    2. Evil Player is a fast, powerful and flexible media player for windows. Some of Evil Player's key features include Shoutcast, Icecast and Icecast2 support, low memory footprint and native support for several popular formats (MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, AIFF and MOD).

      Discontinued

      Last version, 1.31, was released on July 2009, but it is still downloadable from the official website.

    3. PlayerXtreme Media Player is the most popular cross-platform audio, video, movie and online streaming Player for your device.
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    4. Mp3blaster is an mp3 player for computers running a UNIX-like operating system, e.g. Linux, Free/Net/OpenBSD, etc. Its interface is entirely text based, thereby eliminating the need for a graphical environment like X-Windows.
    5. Listen is an audio player written in Python. Thanks to it, you can easily organize your music collections. It supports many features such as Podcasts management, browse Shoutcast directory. It provides a direct access to lyrics, lastfm and wikipedia informations.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.6.5, released on March 2010, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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    6. cmdradio is command-line interface internet radio player. Usage: play %keyword% , where %keyword% is genre, country, group etc. For more commands see help. No more need to remember groups, full featured intrenet radio with 30000+ stations in your cmd!
    7. GOM Audio is a free audio player designed to make it simple to listen to CDs, MP3s, M4As, and other popular audio formats on your PC. GOM Audio implements many of the features and shortcuts used in GOM Media Player to further enhance the playback experience.
    8. The official elementary OS music player. Noise is a fast and beautiful GTK3 audio player with a focus on music and libraries. It handles external devices, CDs, and album art. Noise utilizes Granite for a consistent and slick UI.
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