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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 MPV, 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 Clementine, Strawberry, Audacious and Rhythmbox.

Winamp 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 Winamp.
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  1. MPV icon

    MPV

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    • Xfce
    88 alternatives to MPV 

    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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    1.  LightweightMPV consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Command line interfaceMPV either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMPV can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    This alternative is disputed. MPV is still a legitimate alternative to Winamp, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    MPV is a movie player. Movie players are not dedicated, library-based music players.

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    Guest

    Movie players are not good, library based music players.

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    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.

    Clementine with lyrics pane
    Icecast radio stations
    Smart playlists and kittens
    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.

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    Guest

    The last.fm tagging is awfull

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    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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    shosseinib

    it supports music collection. scrobbles to last.fm and other services. Load lyrics from various sources and have an active development team.

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    Audacious

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    • Haiku
    • 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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    Most users think Audacious is a great alternative to Winamp.
    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

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    Guest

    It just works with no fuss.

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    Lonser

    It's Open Source and a real music player.

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    Guest

    similar with Winamp, simple beautiful interface, easy to use, run on windows and linux, open source

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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.

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    Guest

    Exactly like Winamp, except it's also open-source and runs on Linux too.

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    Guest

    It plays mod/chip tunes and MP3s

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  5. Rhythmbox icon

    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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    Almost everyone thinks Rhythmbox is a great alternative to Winamp.
    DocFlay

    Linux does not have many Winamp clones but this is very close

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    DeaDBeeF

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    • KDE
    • Cinnamon
    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce
    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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    DeaDBeeF vs Winamp opinions
    Most users think DeaDBeeF is a great alternative to Winamp.
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    Hot / shortcut keys. EQ. :)

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    Quod Libet

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    • Xfce
    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
    The cover grid browser, giving an even more visual anchor for libraries
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    Guest

    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.

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    Amarok

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    156 alternatives to Amarok 

    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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    Discontinued

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

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    Some users think Amarok is a great alternative to Winamp, some don't.
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    Users can add plugins to add more functionality.

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    Dopamine

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    50 alternatives to Dopamine 

    Dopamine is an audio player which tries to make organizing and listening to music as simple and pretty as possible. It can play wav, mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, wma and m4a/aac.

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    Tauon Music Box

    • Windows
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    26 alternatives to Tauon Music Box 

    A music player for the Linux desktop. Designed to be simple and streamlined, putting the user in control of their music collection.

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