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This article is about audio player software. For a comparison of video player software (including software able to play audio and video), see Comparison of video player software. For a comparison of hardware device type portable media players, see Comparison of portable media players.

The following comparison of audio players compares general and technical information for a number of software media player programs.

For the purpose of this comparison, "audio players" are defined as any media player which can only play audio files. Players capable of video playback are included under comparison of video player software, even if they are primarily well known for audio playback.

General[edit]

Name Author First public release stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in
AIMP AIMP DevTeam August 8, 2006 3.55 (Build 1345) (March 26, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-03-26) [1]) [±] Free Proprietary BASS audio library (decoder) Delphi
Amarok Mark Kretschmann June 1, 2003 2.8 (August 16, 2013; 11 months ago (2013-08-16)) [±] Free GPL via Phonon: GStreamer, xine, MPlayer, VLC, DirectShow, QuickTime C++
Aqualung Tom Szilagyi et al. January 1, 2006 0.9beta11 January 30, 2013; 17 months ago (2013-01-30) Free GPL C
aTunes Alex Aranda et al. January 1, 2006 3.1.1 (July 21, 2013; 12 months ago (2013-07-21)) [±] Free GPL Java
Audacious Audacious Development Team October 30, 2005 3.5 (April 23, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-04-23)[2]) [±] Free GPL XMMS based C, C++ (GTK+)
Banshee Aaron Bockover February 17, 2005 2.6.2 (February 18, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-02-18)[3]) [±] Free MIT GStreamer C#
Beep Media Player Milosz Derezynski June 6, 2004 0.9.7.1 (October 22, 2005; 8 years ago (2005-10-22)) [±] Free GPL XMMS based C
Clementine Clementine Team March 1, 2011 1.2.3 (March 8, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-03-08)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer C++
cmus Timo Hirvonen January 18, 2005 2.5.1 (May 14, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-05-14)) [±] Free GPL C
Cog Vincent Spader May 1, 2006 0.07 (December 24, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-12-24)) [±] Free GPL Objective-C
Exaile Adam Olsen May 24, 2006 3.3.2 (October 26, 2013; 8 months ago (2013-10-26)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer Python (GTK+)
Ecoute Louka Desroziers & Julien Sagot September 2008 3.0.8 Free (until version 4) Proprietary AV Foundation & QuickTime Objective-C
Flash MP3 Player Reality Software March 11, 2008 1.00 Free Proprietary
foobar2000 Peter Pawlowski November 29, 2002 1.3.3 (July 16, 2014; 12 days ago (2014-07-16)[4]) [±] Free Proprietary (core),
BSD (SDK)
C++
Guayadeque Music Player February 1, 2003 3.11 (February 4, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-02-04)[5]) [±] Free GPL GStreamer C++ (wxWidgets, wxSqlite)
G-Ear Zsolt Szatmári April 2012 1.4.29 Non-free US$3.99 Proprietary Core Audio Objective-C
JuK Scott Wheeler February 1, 2003 3.11 (February 4, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-02-04)[6]) [±] Free GPL C++
MediaMonkey Standard Ventis Media Inc. August 25, 2003 4.1.3.1708 (June 26, 2014; 32 days ago (2014-06-26)) [±] Free Proprietary Delphi, C
MediaMonkey Gold Ventis Media Inc. August 25, 2003 4.1.3.1708 (June 26, 2014; 32 days ago (2014-06-26)) [±] Non-free US$24.95 Proprietary Delphi, C
MediaMonkey Lifetime Ventis Media Inc. August 25, 2003 4.1.3.1708 (June 26, 2014; 32 days ago (2014-06-26)) [±] Non-free US$49.95 Proprietary Delphi, C
MPXPLAY MPXPLAY January 1, 1998 1.59 (August 1, 2012; 23 months ago (2012-08-01)) [±] Free GPL
Music on Console Damian Pietras January 1, 2002 2.4.4 (January 4, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-01-04)) [±] Free GPL C
Music Player Daemon Warren Dukes May 1, 2003 0.18.9 (March 2, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-03-02)) [±] Free GPL C
MusicBee Steven Mayall December 4, 2008 2.3 Final March 1, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-03-01) Free Proprietary BASS audio library Visual Basic .NET
musikCube Casey Langen January 1, 2005 1.1 Final[7] (March 23, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-03-23)) [±] Free BSD
Napster William Christopher Gorog October 1, 2003 4.6.3.4 (August 31, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-08-31)) [±] Non-free US$9.95+ Proprietary
Quod Libet Quod Libet Team November 8, 2004 2.5 (December 19, 2012; 18 months ago (2012-12-19)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer Python (GTK) PyGTK
Rhapsody RealNetworks January 1, 2003 14.0 (16 October 2006) [±] (subscription required) Proprietary
Rhythmbox Colin Walters April 1, 2004 3.0.3 (May 25, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-05-25)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer C
Songbird POTI Inc. February 8, 2006 2.2.0, Build 2453 (February 4, 2013; 17 months ago (2013-02-04)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer
Sonique Media Science November 1, 1998 1.96 (March 2002) Free Proprietary
Spotify Spotify LTD 2008
Microsoft Windows & Mac OS X

0.9.8.296[8] (April 1, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-04-01)) [±]

iOS

1.0.0 (April 2, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-04-02)) [±]

Non-free UK£9.99 Proprietary
Style Jukebox Antiu M. Ionut Alexandru July 1, 2009 1.0.7 (May 13, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-05-13)) [±] Free Proprietary C#
Winamp Nullsoft April 21, 1997 5.666.3516 (December 12, 2013; 7 months ago (2013-12-12)) [±] Free Proprietary Wasabi C/C++
XMMS XMMS Team November 1, 1997 1.2.11 (November 16, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-11-16)) [±] Free GPL original C
XMPlay Un4seen Developments 1998 3.8 (December 23, 2013) Free Proprietary original (based on the BASS audio library)
Name Author First public release date Stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in


Operating system compatibility[edit]

This section lists the operating systems on which the player works. There may be multiple versions of a player for different operating systems.

Audio player Windows OS X Linux iOS Android BSD Unix Solaris Other Unix DOS
AIMP Yes No No No Yes No No No No
Amarok Yes beta Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
aTunes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Audacious Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
Audion No Yes No No No No No No No
Banshee alpha beta Yes No No Yes No No No
cmus No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
Cog No Yes No No No No No No No
Clementine Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
Ecoute No Yes No Yes No No No No No
Exaile Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No
foobar2000 Yes No No No No No No No No
Guayadeque Music Player No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
G-Ear No Yes No No No No No No No
JuK Not yet officially[osnotes 1] No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
MediaMonkey Yes No No No Yes No No No No
MPXPLAY Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Music Player Daemon cygwin Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
MusicBee Yes No No No No No No No No
Musicmatch Jukebox Yes No No No No No No No No
musikCube Yes No No No No No No No No
Quod Libet Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
Rhapsody Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Rhythmbox No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
SMplayer Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes No
Songbird Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No
Sonique Yes No No No No No No No No
Spotify Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
UMplayer Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes No
Winamp Yes No No No Yes No No No No
XMMS No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
XMPlay Yes No No No No No No No No
Zinf Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
Audio player Windows OS X Linux iOS Android BSD Unix Solaris Other Unix DOS
  1. ^ KDE on Windows Project - Part of kdemultimedia

Features[edit]

Audio player Video playback Outbound streaming Skinnable Media database Gapless audio decoding Visualizer Remote controllable Intelligent playlists from database (based on criteria)
AIMP No via Plugins Yes Yes Yes Yes via Plugins No
Amarok Partial[featurenotes 1] Yes Partial[featurenotes 2] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audacious No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Audion No No Yes No ? Yes ? No
cmus No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Cog No No No No Yes No Yes No
Clementine No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exaile No ? No Yes Yes No No Yes
foobar2000 No Partial[9] Yes[featurenotes 3] Yes Yes Yes Partial[9] Yes
JuK No No No Yes No No Yes[featurenotes 4] ?
MediaMonkey Yes Partial[9] Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[9] Yes
MPXPLAY Only sound output ? text-interface Yes Yes Yes Yes (also LCD ability) ?
Music Player Daemon No Yes Client dependent Yes Yes Client dependent Yes Client dependent
MusicBee No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Musicmatch Jukebox No No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ?
musikCube No No No Yes No Partial[9] ? Yes
Quod Libet No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Rhapsody No No No Yes ? No ? ?
Rhythmbox No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sonique Partial[9] No Yes No No Yes ? No
Spotify ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
Winamp Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
XMMS Partial[9] Partial[9] Yes No Partial[9] Yes Yes No
XMPlay Partial[9] Partial[9] Yes No Yes Yes No No
Zinf No No Yes Yes ? No ? ?
Audio player Video playback Outbound streaming Skinnable Media database Gapless audio decoding Visualizer Remote controllable Intelligent playlists from database (based on criteria)

Extended features[edit]

Audio player ReplayGain Tag mass Tag flexible[featurenotes 5] Time stretch Pitch shift A-B repeat Bookmark Auto resume Shutdown on play complete Archive ability
AIMP Yes Yes[10] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Amarok Yes Yes Yes No No Yes[featurenotes 6] Yes Yes No No
Audacious Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Audion ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
cmus Yes No No No No No No Yes No No
Cog ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Clementine Yes Yes No No No ? No No No No
Exaile Yes Yes ? No No Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes Yes[9] No
foobar2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Partial[9] Yes Partial[9] Yes
JuK ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MediaMonkey Yes Yes Yes Partial[9] Partial[9] Partial[9] Partial[9] Yes Yes ?
MPXPLAY ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MusicBee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Musicmatch Jukebox ? Partial[featurenotes 7] ? No No ? ? ? ? ?
musikCube ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Quod Libet Yes Yes Yes Partial[featurenotes 8] Partial[featurenotes 8] No Yes Yes No No
Rhapsody ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Rhythmbox Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No
Sonique No No ? Yes Yes No No No No ?
Winamp Yes Yes ? No Yes ? Yes ? No ?
XMMS Partial Yes ? No No No No Yes No No
XMPlay Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Zinf ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No ?
Audio player ReplayGain Tag mass Tag flexible Time stretch Pitch shift A-B repeat Bookmark Auto resume Shutdown on play complete Archive ability
  1. ^ Basic function with NMM
  2. ^ Context Browser uses CSS.
  3. ^ UIs may be switched. Shares Windows' themes by default. Additionally, a plugin (foo_looks) can skin foobar2000.
  4. ^ Using DCOP
  5. ^ Flexible tagging is the ability to read or write custom tags, apart from the default ones like title, album and date. Users can use custom tags to provide additional information to media files. Custom tags work via ID3v2.4 (via the TXXX tag field), Vorbis comments and APEv2.
  6. ^ Through plugin: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Repeat+A+B?content=45993&PHPSESSID=a86dadfbbaf38573a7287e13947745e7
  7. ^ Paid version only
  8. ^ a b Through Audio Pitch / Speed plugin

Audio format ability[edit]

Information about what audio formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins/filters that provide such functionality.

Audio player Lossy compression Lossless compression
MP3 WMA RealAudio Vorbis Musepack AAC Dolby AC-3 VQF Opus APE FLAC ALAC SHN WV WMA L
AIMP Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[11] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Amarok[12][13][14] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audacious Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
Audion Yes No No Yes No No No ? ? No No No No No ?
Clementine Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? No Yes Yes ? ? ?
cmus Yes Yes[15] No Yes Yes Yes Yes[15] ? Yes[16] Yes[15] Yes Yes[15] Yes[15] Yes ?
Cog Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Exaile Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] ? ? Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] ?
foobar2000 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Partial[9] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
JuK Yes No No Yes Yes No No ? ? Yes Yes No Yes No ?
Media Jukebox Yes[audionotes 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
MediaMonkey Yes Yes No Yes Yes Partial[18] Partial[18] ? ? Yes Yes Yes Partial[9] Partial[9] ?
MPXPLAY Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes No No Yes ?
Music Player Daemon Yes Yes[15] Partial[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes[15] Yes[15] Yes Yes[15] Yes Yes Yes[15] Yes ?
MusicBee Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[11] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[11] Yes Yes
Musicmatch Jukebox Yes Yes No No No No No ? ? No No No No No ?
musikCube Yes Partial[18] No Yes Partial[18] Partial[18] Partial[18] ? ? Yes Yes No No Partial[18] ?
Quod Libet Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] ? Yes Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] ?
Rhapsody Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No ? ? No No No No No ?
Rhythmbox Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] ? ? Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes[17] ?
SMplayer Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? Yes
Sonique Yes Yes No Yes Partial[18] Partial[18] No ? ? No No No No No ?
XMMS Yes Partial[18] Partial[18] Partial[18] Yes Yes No Yes[9] ? Partial[18] Yes No Partial[18] Yes ?
XMPlay Yes Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] ? Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] Yes[9] ?
Zinf Yes No No Yes No No No ? ? No No No No No ?
Audio player MP3 WMA RealAudio Vorbis Musepack AAC Dolby AC-3 VQF Opus APE FLAC ALAC SHN WV WMA L
  1. ^ Requires External Encoding App

Container format ability[edit]

Information about what container formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or filters that provide such functionality.

Audio player AVI ASF QuickTime Ogg OGM Matroska MP4 MPEG-21 NUT FLV
AIMP No Yes No Yes No No Partial No No No
Amarok Yes Yes Yes Yes Basic Basic Yes ? ? Yes
Audacious No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No Audio only
Audion No No No No No No No ? ? ?
cmus No No No Vorbis only No Basic Yes ? ? ?
Cog No No No Yes No No Partial ? ? ?
foobar2000 Partial[9] Yes No Yes No Yes[containernotes 1] Yes ? ? Audio only
JuK No No No Vorbis only No No No ? ? ?
Media Jukebox Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
MediaMonkey No No No Vorbis only No No No ? ? ?
MPXPLAY Yes Yes No Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ?
MusicBee No No No Vorbis only No No AAC only No No No
Musicmatch Jukebox No No No No No No No ? ? ?
musikCube No No No Vorbis only No No No ? ? ?
Rhapsody No No No No No No No ? ? ?
Rhythmbox No Yes No Vorbis only No No Yes[17] ? ? ?
Sonique No[18] No No Yes No No No ? ? ?
XMMS No No No Vorbis only No No No ? ? ?
Zinf No No No Vorbis only No No No ? ? ?
Audio player AVI ASF QuickTime Ogg OGM Matroska MP4 MPEG-21 NUT FLV
  1. ^ Native Matroska tag reading and writing

Scalable, composite and emulation format abilities[edit]

Audio player Flash RealPix QuickTime Video Effects in mov HTML+TIME(+VML) smil/smi SVG MIDI(smf) MIDI(kar) MIDI(xmf) MIDI(rmi) MIDI(xmi) NSF SPC PSF
AIMP No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
Amarok ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Audacious No No No No No No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Audion ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
cmus No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Cog ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
foobar2000 No No No No No No Yes (plugin) ? ? Yes (plugin) Yes (plugin) Yes (plugin) Yes (plugin) Yes (plugin)
JuK ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Media Jukebox ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MediaMonkey ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes (Winamp plugin) Yes (Winamp plugin) Yes (Winamp plugin)
MPXPLAY ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MusicBee ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?[17] Yes ? ? ?
Musicmatch Jukebox ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
musikCube ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Rhapsody ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Rhythmbox ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Sonique ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
XMMS ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Zinf ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Audio player Flash RealPix QuickTime Video Effects in mov HTML+TIME(+VML) smil/smi SVG MIDI(smf) MIDI(kar) MIDI(xmf) MIDI(rmi) MIDI(xmi) NSF SPC PSF


Protocol abilities[edit]

Information about which internet protocols the players understand, for receiving streaming media content. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins that provide such functionality.

Audio player HTTP RTSP (RTSPU, RTSPT) MMS (MMSU, MMST) Podcasting Other
AIMP Yes No Yes No No
Amarok Yes Yes Yes Yes UPNP
Audacious Yes No Yes No ?
Audion Yes No No No ?
cmus Yes No No No  ?
Cog No No No No ?
foobar2000 Yes Partial[protocolnotes 1] Yes Partial[protocolnotes 2] ?
JuK ? ? ? ? ?
Media Jukebox Yes ? ? Yes ?
MediaMonkey Yes No No Yes[protocolnotes 3] ?
MusicBee Yes ? ? Yes ?
Musicmatch Jukebox Yes ? ? ? ?
musikCube Yes No No ? ?
Rhapsody Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Rhythmbox Yes Yes No Partial[protocolnotes 4] UPNP
Sonique Yes ? ? ? ?
XMMS Yes ? ? ? ?
Zinf Yes Yes No No ?
Audio player HTTP RTSP (RTSPU, RTSPT) MMS (MMSU, MMST) Podcasting Other
  1. ^ Only WMA files are playable by foobar2000 through an RTSP connection. RealMedia, AAC, etc. are not supported.
  2. ^ 3rd party plugin for 0.9 allows reading RSS 2.0 feeds as playlists. No subscription/automatic update features.
  3. ^ Present in version 3.0 currently going through Alpha Testing.
  4. ^ As of 0.9.2 it allows reading RSS as podcast source. Issues if links in RSS do not point directly to playable media. Automatic update of podcasts available.

Playlist format ability[edit]

Information about which playlist formats the players understand.

Audio player asx/wax/wvx M3U pls XSPF
AIMP Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amarok Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audacious Partial Yes Yes Yes
Audion ? ? ? ?
cmus No Yes Yes No
Cog ? ? ? ?
Exaile Yes Yes Yes Yes
foobar2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes
JuK ? ? ? ?
Media Jukebox Yes Yes Yes ?
MediaMonkey ? Yes ? No
MPXPLAY ? Yes ? ?
MusicBee Yes Yes Yes Yes
Musicmatch Jukebox ? ? ? ?
musikCube ? ? ? ?
Quod Libet Partial Yes Yes No
Rhapsody ? ? ? ?
Rhythmbox ? ? Yes ?
Sonique ? Yes Yes ?
XMMS ? Yes Yes ?
Zinf ? ? ? No
Audio player asx/wax/wvx M3U pls XSPF


Metadata ability[edit]

Information about what metadata, or tagging, formats the players understand. Most other containers have their own metadata format and the players usually use them. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins that provide such functionality.

Audio player ID3v1 ID3v2 APEv2 tag Vorbis comment Cue sheet CD-Text WAVE chunks
AIMP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Amarok Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes Yes[metadatanotes 2] ? Yes
Audacious Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Audion Yes Yes No No ? ? ?
cmus Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ?
Cog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
foobar2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[metadatanotes 3] Yes
JuK Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes[metadatanotes 1] ? ? ?
Media Jukebox Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
MediaMonkey Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
MPXPLAY Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
MusicBee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Musicmatch Jukebox Yes Yes No ? ? Yes ?
musikCube Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
Quod Libet Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Rhapsody Yes Yes No No ? ? ?
Rhythmbox Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Sonique Yes No ? ? ? ? ?
XMMS Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Zinf Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Audio player ID3v1 ID3v2 APEv2 tag Vorbis comment Cue sheet CD-Text WAVE chunks
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Understanding of ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2 and Vorbis comments is handled by an external library called TagLib.
  2. ^ Yes, but buggy.
  3. ^ There is a plugin called CD-TEXT Reader adding such a feature.

Optical media ability[edit]

Information about what kinds of optical discs the players can play. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins that provide such functionality. Playback of Super Audio CD is not possible for any media player, because no suitable hardware exists. All media players capable of audio CD playback will also play the Redbook core of any HDCD disc, providing no sound-quality benefits over standard audio CDs.

Audio player Audio
CD DVD-Audio HDCD
AIMP Yes No No
Amarok Partial No No
aTunes No No No
Audacious Yes No No
Audion Yes No No
cmus No No No
Cog No No No
foobar2000 Yes Yes (plugin)[opticalmedianotes 1] Yes (plugin)[opticalmedianotes 2]
JuK Yes[opticalmedianotes 3] No No
Media Jukebox Yes No No
MediaMonkey Yes No No
MusicBee Yes ? ?
Musicmatch Jukebox Yes No No
musikCube Yes No No
Rhapsody Yes No No
Rhythmbox Yes No No
Sonique Yes No No
XMMS Yes No No
Zinf Yes No No
Audio player CD DVD-Audio HDCD
Audio
  1. ^ http://dvdadecoder.sourceforge.net/
  2. ^ http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_hdcd
  3. ^ Requires K3B

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIMP 3.55 (Build 1345) Changelog. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Audacious 3.5 release notes". 
  3. ^ "October 10, 2012". http://banshee.fm. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "foobar2000: News". July 16, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=juk.git
  6. ^ http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=juk.git
  7. ^ http://www.tomsguide.com/us/download/musikCube,0301-1536.html
  8. ^ "Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?". Spotify. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am Plugin available.
  10. ^ Through use of the Advanced Tag Editor.
  11. ^ a b c Available through a Winamp plugin.
  12. ^ Amarok uses non-Amarok libraries to decode audio. It will play any file for which a codec is available on the system. The default libraries in Linux are from the GStreamer project, and in Windows from the VLC project.
  13. ^ "Amarok/GettingStarted/Download/Windows". Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "VLC playback Features". VideoLAN Organization. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Available through a FFmpeg plugin.
  16. ^ Available through the opusfile plugin.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al Available through a Gstreamer plugin.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Available via plugins that can be automatically downloaded during installation
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