In KDE when it comes music players, Amarok is like the ultimate choice. It is understandable when considering its features. But as a KDE user if you have a thing for simplicity, then finding a music player that’s extremely simple is gonna be a bit of a problem as KDE apps are known for their features.
Luckily though, thanks to the ever growing Qt related apps and the community, there are quite a few these days. If you’re looking for a music player that takes after Amarok but has an extremely simplified UI then try Minirok.
You can install it under Ubuntu’ Unity too but because this is a KDE desktop based tool, it’ll ask you to install a lot of KDE dependencies. So be aware of that.
Main features …
*. Supports playing MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV, Flac, AAC etc (anything supported by GStearmer).
*. Minimalist user interface.
*. Search & locate files in your playlist.
*. Enqueue tracks.
*. Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, progress bar … buttons at the bottom.
*. Repeat or random playback.
*. Sort playlist by Artist, Track, Album, Title or Length.
*. Can be minimized to the system tray.
If interested you can install Minirok in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by using the below command in your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install minirok
So as a KDE user if you want a minimal looking and a lightweight music player, then ‘Minirok’ rocks! :).