Simple Music Player for Ubuntu Linux – LXMusic!

Banhsee is the current music player in Ubuntu but that will change because starting with 12.04 they’re going to replace it with Rhythmbox (which was the default player in the past before Banshee came along). Both those players are quite rich in features and lets you manage massive amount of audio albums.

But the thing is that, although Rhythmbox might be a bit better, they require decent amount of your system resources to run. If you have an old computer and doesn’t have a huge amount of music libraries to manage then having any of these players feel like an unnecessary “weight” or is it not?

So if you’re quite happy with an extremely simple music player (which resembles the old versions of WinAmp) that needs very little of your system resources, then LXMusic is certainly an excellent solution. It’s actually the default music player in LXDE desktop, so it’s especially designed to be light on your PC resources (ahh perfect! :D).


Main features…

*. A simple and user friendly UI.

*. Uses the Gstreamer multimedia framework and supports any audio codec supported by Gstereamer (MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV, AAC, FLAC etc).

*. Add/Remove playlists.


*. Change audio output (either a disk writer or use ALSA).

*. Adjust buffer size (sometimes useful to fine tune the audio output).

*. Search for songs with ease.

*. View audio meta-data (Artist, Title, Album name, Year etc).


*. Enable/Disable repeat playback.

*. Drag-n-drop support.

You can install LXMusic in Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by simply typing the below command in your Terminal window.

sudo apt-get install lxmusic


That should do it.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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