Musique: Renewed and alternative music player for GNU / Linux

Musique: Renewed and alternative music player for GNU / Linux

Musique: Renewed and alternative music player for GNU / Linux

Already, more than 7 years. when we first explored the free, open, free and multiplatform application from the multimedia field called "Music".

"Music" is one of many "Media players" existing for our GNU / Linux Operating Systems. However, like every existing application it has many new things that it develops over time, and special things that differentiate it from others. So today, we will explore what it brings back.

Musique: A modern and beautiful player, but ...

Musique: A modern and beautiful player, but ...

For those who wish to explore our previous related post us "Music" For simple curiosity or for comparison reasons as to how it has changed and to know our past opinion, we will leave the link below:

Musique has been developed by Flavio Tordini, the author of slightly more popular applications such as Minitube and Musictube. In fact, Musique is very interesting, since it offers versions for Windows, OS X and GNU / Linux, and while donations are accepted for the latter, for the rest there is the option to buy it. We are clearly talking about a player that just by looking at it, we know that it wants to become a light and minimal alternative to iTunes. And I believe that it fulfills its mission, simpler and lighter impossible. Musique: A modern and beautiful player, but ...

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Musique: A very well crafted music player

Musique: A very well crafted music player

What is Musique?

In GitHub official website de "Music", it is described as follows:

"Musique is a music player built for speed, simplicity, and style. It is written in C ++ using the Qt framework. Contributions are welcome, especially in the area of ​​Linux desktop integration."

While in his Official website, the following is added:

"Musique allows you to listen to your music with a clean and innovative interface. Musique is ideal for children and other family members who may find other players too complex and cumbersome."


Among its current features and news The most relevant are the following:

  • It is very fast to start up, it is very light to work with, and it can easily handle very large collections.
  • It allows you to browse photos of artists, album covers, genres and folders too, for better personalized management.
  • It has an immersive information view that can be changed while listening to music. Also, it shows information about the current track, album and artist.
  • It supports most audio formats, including: FLAC, OGG Vorbis, Monkey's Audio (APE), Musepack (MPC), WavPack (WV), True Audio (TTA), among many others.
  • It never modifies the managed files, and stores all the worked data in its own database.
  • It has support for scrobbling to

And according to its creator: "Music" is not a complement of iTunes. It is a completely independent application that does one thing and does it well.

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For our use case, we will install "Music" from the native repositories of our usual Respin Linux called Miracles GNU / Linux, which is based on MX Linux 19 (Debian 10), and that has been built following our «Guide to Snapshot MX Linux», since the available version is very old.

And since, it doesn't come in AppImage format, and your package in .deb format gives us compatibility problems in the version number of a dependency, we will do the following direct download and installation method available in your GitHub repository:

Installation and use

sudo apt install build-essential qttools5-dev-tools qt5-qmake libqt5sql5-sqlite qt5-default libtag1-dev libmpv-dev
git clone --recursive
cd musique
sudo make install

Already after executing all these command commands in a satisfactory way, we will have to "Music" installed in its latest version available, and ready to be used via Applications menu or by terminal (console), as you can see below.

Screen shots

Music: Screenshot 1

Music: Screenshot 2

Screenshot 3

Screenshot 4

As can be seen, "Music" it is worth knowing and trying it, since, its current version available (1.10.1) has a lot to offer.

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In summary, "Music" is currently a "Renewed and alternative media player" which continues to be developed by Flavio Tordini, and that among many good and interesting things today, it offers us many things such as allowing us to listen to our favorite music with a clean and innovative interface.

We hope that this publication will be very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux». And do not stop sharing it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.

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  1.   Gerson said

    I installed it in MX KDE 194 from its repository, it remains in English and no matter how hard I looked, it was not in Spanish, then when I wanted to listen to a melody from the gallery it asked me for username and password and that's where I got. I just uninstalled it and completely deleted it and I am still looking for a program that surpasses Strawberry, for now the one with which I have settled the most.

    1.    Linux Post Install said

      Greetings, Gerson. Thank you for your comment and tell us about your experience. As you can see from its AppImage if it is seen in Spanish. We will investigate Strawberry.