Qmmp: A lightweight audio player written in Qt

Users KDE y Gnome we have excellent audio players, and in the case of the German desktop, almost all of them are very powerful and allow us to manage our music collection, acting as a digital jukebox.

But many times what we just want is to play a folder of music and not an entire collection. In KDE for example, the simplest thing we have after C y Amarokit's Juk, but it's a bit heavy because every time you start it, it asks you to add a folder to play music. At least it makes me very, very annoying.

Therefore, I needed a music player, preferably written in Qt so as not to have to use Gtk libraries. Searching the repositories of Debian i met Qmmp, a player that in appearance reminds me a lot (on Windows) a Winamp, or my favorite years ago: XMPlay.

It is also very similar to Audacious (I would say it is its version in Qt) and therefore to XMMS.

Its functions are very basic, and something in favor is that it has an Equalizer and allows you to play music from a URL, as well as the ability to save and play playlists.

But you can't underestimate Qmmp. It has a plugin that increases its ability to function, including being able to manage music from an icon in the system tray, manage covers, and even integration with notifications from KDE and extra stereo.

Although this is all I need Qmmp It has tons of other options worth checking out. If you want to install it, you know, in Debian they just have to run in a terminal:

$ sudo aptitude install qmmp -y

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  1.   Ghermain said

    Sorry if the question for experts and advanced seems silly (but remember that they were also newbies and many times they were left without asking for pity ... hehehe 🙂)
    In Kubuntu it would be "sudo apt-get install qmmp -y"?

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Yep, for Kubuntu it would be like this 🙂
      Kubuntu, as it is derived from Debian, uses apt-get too, elav put the example with aptitude but because of Canonical things, in Kubuntu aptitude is not installed by default, so apt-get should be used.

      In other words, as a summary hahaha, yes, it is the same as you indicate 🙂

    2.    Daniel Rojas said

      If you want to use aptitude it can be installed, you run

      apt-get install aptitude

      and voila, you already have it for when you want to use it


    3.    Jose Luis Triana said

      If you install aptitude in Ubuntu / Kubuntu / etc… it would be the same as specified by the author.

  2.   Germán said

    It's good, I used it once, but I always go back to the good old Rhythmbox xD

    PS: In qmmp you can also listen to music for men, do not despair> _

  3.   elav said

    If XMPlay were available for GNU / Linux it would be my main audio player .. It's great, I remember it weighed about 300Kb and didn't need to be installed.

    1.    juant said

      Hello! Does anyone know what environment is the one that appears in the James Bond trailer? Right at the beginning.

      1.    socrates_xD said

        I thought it was XFCE because of the icons it uses, and that I also think it uses AbiWord oO

        1.    juant said

          Well, it seems to be, surely KDE is not, although today with customization you can get everything. But it would be very twisted. And with AbiWord it seems that it has a better chance of being. The truth is that these dark, gray themes I like a lot but I never know how to get it.
          Thank you very much Socrates

  4.   Jose Manuel said

    Good morning, maybe this is not where I should ask this question, if it is somewhere else, please let me know.
    I'm new to Linux and I'm still a little lost, I need my pc to turn off every day of the year at the same time and I've seen programs that perform the shutdown but from what I see only the day that is scheduled, you could help me by telling me how I solve this? Thanks a lot.

    1.    proper said

      Search on "cron" to schedule tasks, and to shut down is "halt" or "init 0" or "shutdown -h" (for shutdown you can set the variable "now" to shut it down instantly)

  5.   Oscar said

    Elav, when installing it tells me to remove the following packages: libdirac-decoder0 {u} libx264-123 {u} libxcb-xfixes0 {u}, will it not affect the system ?.

    1.    elav said

      I don't think it affects anything Oscar .. 😉

  6.   Rots87 said

    interesting reminds me of winnamp hahaha those times ... I just left Amarok to dedicate myself only to clementine that I feel much better

  7.   Charlie-Brown said

    My favorite player is AIMP (http://aimp.ru/), but unfortunately they do not have a version for GNU / Linux. Despite being freely distributed but proprietary code, it is in my opinion one of the most successful in lightweight audio players.

    Now I will try this recommendation of elav, because the one I am using (Clementine), does not quite convince me ...

    1.    elav said

      AIMP is very good, although as I said before, I always opted for XMPlay, I recommend it for Windows users.

    2.    Wolf said

      In my time Windows also used AIMP2, an excellent player, great sound quality, but with the jump to Linux, today I would not change my Clementine + Amarok (according to needs) for anything in the world. The only one that I keep for reasons of my MP3 - a very bloody ZEN V - is Rhythmbox, which allows me to pass the songs without problems, while all the others fail miserably.

      Regarding Qmmp, I tried it in my early stages in the KDE lands and said that it was going quite well, although the interface did not convince me, not even with other skins.

      A greeting.

  8.   vicky said

    I love vlc as a simple audio player (it's not exactly small but it doesn't consume that much either)

    A good plugin for qmmp is lrcshow-x which shows the lyrics of the songs.

  9.   RudaMacho said

    The best: DeadBeef (although it is not Qt install it in Chakra)

    1.    elav said

      I know it is very good, I used it for a long time, but the joke was to look for a light application written in Qt 🙂

  10.   helena_ryuu said

    qmmp is very good, it is one of my 2 favorite players, you forgot to mention that it supports winAMP skins, I use it to listen to "loose" music, although to listen to my music library the one I use is clementine, I would like to make one clementine's review (if you allow me) is perfect for managing a musical collection ñ_ñ

    1.    Rayonant said

      I'm from gtk environments to play a few songs I use Audacious, but to manage my music library (which is more than 30 GB) I have used Clementine for a long time, it is the one that has convinced me the most and by far. It presents an organization and search options that perfectly fit my needs.

  11.   elendilnarsil said

    I've never gotten used to these simple players. and although my laptop does not have enough resources, I prefer Amarok.

    1.    sieg84 said

      mighty amarok

  12.   ecoslacker said

    Very good, trying it right now seems a very good alternative to Audacious and XMMS for KDE. Although for my collection I still use Amarok + MySQL.

  13.   AurosZx said

    Not bad, scored for when RazorQt matures more 🙂

  14.   bixo said

    It's good;), I was looking for something simple and reduced.
    Thank you

  15.   Outdated said

    Great, I discovered it today by searching since I was still using Audacious in KDE and I was not fine when using the GTK libraries, sometimes I was thinking too much, and I found this qmmp that is the same as audacious and I can use the same winamp skins. Very light, beautiful appearance and great integration with KDE. Outstanding 🙂