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Features

Audio Playback

  • Multiple audio back-ends (GStreamer, xine-lib)
  • Replay Gain support
  • Auto-selects between 'track' and 'album' mode based on current view and play order
  • Applies clipping prevention whenever available
  • Configurable default (fallback) and pre-amp values to suit any audio setup
  • Multimedia key support
  • Real shuffle mode, that plays the whole playlist before repeating
  • Weighted (by rating) random playback
  • Proper 'Previous' support in shuffle mode
  • A play queue
  • Bookmarks within files (or playlists, with a plugin)

Editing Tags

  • Full Unicode support
  • Make changes to many files at once
  • Make changes across all supported file formats
  • Tag files based on their filenames with configurable formats
  • Rename files based on their tags
  • No ugly %a, %t patterns - more readable <artist>, <title> instead
  • Fast track renumbering
  • See full instructions at :ref:`EditingTags`

Audio Library

  • Watch directories and automatically add/remove new music
  • Hide songs on removable devices that may not always be there
  • Save song ratings and play counts
  • Lyrics downloading and saving
  • Internet Radio ("Shoutcast") support
  • Audio Feeds ("Podcast") support

User Interface

  • Simple user interface to Just Play Music if you want
  • Useful as a small window or maximized, no feeling cramped or wasted space
  • Album cover display
  • Full player control from a tray icon
  • Recognize and display many uncommon tags, as well as any others you want. Especially useful for classical music.

Library Browsing

  • Simple or regular-expression based search
  • Constructed playlists
  • iTunes/Rhythmbox-like paned browser, but with any tags you want (Genre, Date, etc)
  • Album list with cover art
  • By directory, including songs not in your library

Python-based plugins

  • Automatic tagging via MusicBrainz and CDDB
  • On-screen display popups
  • Last.fm/AudioScrobbler submission
  • Tag character encoding conversion
  • Intelligent title-casing of tags
  • Find (and examine / remove) near-duplicate songs across your entire collection
  • Audio fingerprinting of music
  • Control Logitech Squeezebox devices.
  • Scan and save Replay Gain values across multiple albums at once (using gstreamer)

File Format Support

  • MP3, Ogg Vorbis / Speex / Opus, FLAC, Musepack, MOD/XM/IT, Wavpack, MPEG-4 AAC, WMA, MIDI, Monkey's Audio

UNIX-like integration

  • Player control, status information, and querying of library from the command line
  • Can used named pipes to control running instance.
  • Now-playing is available as a fixed file