Headset: Music player streaming from YouTube and Reddit

Headset: Music player streaming from YouTube and Reddit

Headset: Music player streaming from YouTube and Reddit

The trend of consumption of content in streaming format every year it becomes more and more popular, and now with the effects of isolation and social distancing by the COVID-19 pandemic, even more.

And in the field of consuming music online, YouTube, can be considered a quasi-unlimited music library. Which is why more and more applications (players) are created online or desktop to consume musical content online, such as "Headset".

Nuclear: An excellent streaming music player

Nuclear: An excellent streaming music player

In the musical field by streaming via YouTube specifically, "Headset" stands out for being a light, simple and functional music player via streaming, open source and multiplatform, which allows us, among many things, to skip the advertising interruptions of the content listened to.

However, before diving into "Headset" It is good to note that, on other occasions, we have talked about other similar music players, that is, whose content source is online via streaming, such as "Nuclear", which we briefly describe in their respective opportunity as follows:

"Nuclear is a streaming music player developed on GitHub under the "Affero GPL" license, and under the development philosophy known as "GNU / Linux First", which means that said application respects our freedom, offers us full access to the source code , so that we can modify it and contribute to the project. The app's official catchphrase on its official website reads that Nuclear is a modern Music Player focused on streaming free fonts." Nuclear: An excellent streaming music player

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Headset: Desktop Player for Linux

Headset: Desktop Player for Linux

What is Headset?

According to his Official website, it is briefly described as follows:

"Headset is a desktop music player powered by YouTube and Reddit."

However, in its website on GitHub describe it more fully as follows:

"Headset is a simple music player for Mac, Windows and Linux with built-in YouTube search, a home screen with a popularity list by genres and eras, and best of all, a radio powered by Reddit. Headset takes songs that are shared by more than 80 music sub-reddits, categorizes them, and plays them automatically. It's a cool and quite unique way to find new music as it is chosen by other humans like you and not by algorithms."

Features and functionalities

  • It is multiplatform: It is available for Windows, Linux (Debian, Redhat) and MacOs. It can even be built from source code in a custom environment.
  • 2 Visual themes available: It has 2 visual themes: Dark and Light. And soon it will incorporate its own and personalized ones.
  • Integration with Last.fm: Allows one-click integration with said popular social music service. Browse the available songs and give the option to edit the information.
  • Private and secure connections: Promises that all data, credentials and cookies are transmitted through a secure SSL connection, to keep all data invisible on the network.
  • Open source: To ensure safety and stability, a large part of the Headset source is kept open.
  • Cloud sync: Everything managed is in the cloud, so just by logging in, all the managed music is back. To synchronize the application with the YouTube user account of a user, the following must be followed procedure.

Download, Installation and Screenshots

Its latest current version is number 3.3.0 and after being downloaded, in our case in format ".deb", and installed with "Apt" or "dpkg", "Headset" it looks like this:

Headset: Screenshot 1

Headset: Screenshot 2

Headset: Screenshot 3

Personally, I have loved it a lot, because I avoid listening to ad breaks, from the content not only musical, but from any content of YouTubeEg Channels on Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux which I often see. And all no need to login in the application, which is only necessary in case someone wants to use the setup menu and options connections y likes.

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We hope this "useful little post" about «Headset», a small and useful music player online content of YouTube and Reddit, open source and multiplatform, which allows us, among many things, to skip advertising interruptions; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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