Winamp Alternatives for Linux

    Winamp 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 Winamp and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Winamp are MPV (Free, Open Source), Audacious (Free, Open Source), Strawberry (Free, Open Source) and Rhythmbox (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 10, 2021

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

      Discontinued

      The latest version is from 2016.
      Source: https://www.clementine-player.org/#news

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      Clementine vs Winamp opinions
      Most users think Clementine is a great alternative to Winamp.
      alego4710 Clementine has Last.Fm integration, better visual aesthetics (in my opinion,) song fingerprinting for tag finding, and it's cross platform.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      The last.fm tagging is awfull
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    2. MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.
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      MPV vs Winamp opinions
      This alternative is disputed. MPV is still a legitimate alternative to Winamp, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      MPV is a movie player. Movie players are not dedicated, library-based music players.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      Movie players are not good, library based music players.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    3. 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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      Audacious vs Winamp opinions
      Most users think Audacious is a great alternative to Winamp.
      It plays mod/chip tunes and MP3s
      Top positive comment  over 6 years ago

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      damonh Its skins and interface is almost identical to Winamp. It's simple, minimalistic and it works like a charm, just like good ol'Winamp
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      It just works with no fuss.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Lonser It's Open Source and a real music player.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      similar with Winamp, simple beautiful interface, easy to use, run on windows and linux, open source
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Kholdfire Excellent code craftsmanship, beautiful design and efficient on memory and CPU/GPU usage, as well as being a near identical twin or clone of WinAmp, my all-time *favorite* multimedia player.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Exactly like Winamp, except it's also open-source and runs on Linux too.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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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.
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      Strawberry vs Winamp opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      shosseinib it supports music collection. scrobbles to last.fm and other services. Load lyrics from various sources and have an active development team.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. 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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      Rhythmbox vs Winamp opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Rhythmbox is a great alternative to Winamp.
      DocFlay Linux does not have many Winamp clones but this is very close
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    6. 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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      DeaDBeeF vs Winamp opinions
      Most users think DeaDBeeF is a great alternative to Winamp.
      Hot / shortcut keys. EQ. :)
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    7. 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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      Quod Libet vs Winamp opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      The best, most full featured media library compared to Winamp. The views are different, but maybe the only other media player that has the same library functionality.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    8. 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!
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      Amarok vs Winamp opinions
      Some users think Amarok is a great alternative to Winamp, some don't.
      Users can add plugins to add more functionality.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    9. Exaile is a cross-platform music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and is easily extensible via plugins.
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    10. 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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