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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 explicitly designed to play audio files, with limited or no support for video playback. Multi-media players designed for video playback, which can also play music, are included under "comparison of video player software.

Contents

General[edit]

Name Author First public release stable version Cost "Software license Based "framework Written in
"AIMP AIMP DevTeam August 8, 2006 Windows: v4.13, build 1897 (June 25, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-06-25) [1]) [±]

Android: v2.50, build 340 (June 25, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-06-25) [2]) [±]

Free "Proprietary BASS audio library (decoder) "Delphi
"Amarok Mark Kretschmann June 1, 2003 2.8 (August 16, 2013; 4 years 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; 4 years ago (2013-01-30) Free GPL "C
"aTunes Alex Aranda et al. January 1, 2006 3.1.2 (June 22, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-06-22)) [±] Free GPL "Java
"Audacious Audacious Development Team October 30, 2005 3.9 (August 19, 2017; 58 days ago (2017-08-19)[3]) [±] Free GPL XMMS based "C, C++ (GTK+)
"Banshee Aaron Bockover February 17, 2005 2.6.2 (February 18, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-02-18)[4]) [±] Free MIT GStreamer C#
"Clementine Clementine Team March 1, 2011 1.3.1 (April 19, 2016; 17 months ago (2016-04-19)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer C++ ("Qt)
"cmus Timo Hirvonen January 18, 2005 2.7.1 (July 13, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-07-13)) [±] Free GPL C
"Cog Vincent Spader May 1, 2006 0.07 (December 24, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-12-24)) [±] Free GPL "Objective-C
"Exaile Adam Olsen May 24, 2006 3.4.5 (April 27, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-04-27)) [±] 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 1.3.16 (July 10, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-07-10)[5]) [±] Free "Proprietary (core),
"BSD ("SDK)
C++
"GMusicBrowser Quentin Sculo August 8, 2011 1.1.15 (released on August 20, 2015) Free GPL GStreamer/MPlayer/mpg123/mpv GTK2 Perl
"Guayadeque Music Player February 1, 2003 3.11 (February 4, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-02-04)[6]) [±] Free GPL GStreamer C++ (wxWidgets, wxSqlite)
"Gear Player Zsolt Szatmári April 2012 1.4.29 Non-free "Proprietary "Core Audio Objective-C
"iTunes "Apple Inc. 2001-01-09 12.7[7] (September 12, 2017; 34 days ago (2017-09-12)) [±] Free "Proprietary "QuickTime ?
"JRiver Media Center JRiver, Inc. February 1, 1999 Version 23 Non-free "Proprietary JRiver code C++
"JuK Scott Wheeler February 1, 2003 3.11 (February 4, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-02-04)[8]) [±] Free GPL C++
"MediaMonkey Standard Ventis Media Inc. August 25, 2003 4.1.17 (August 16, 2017; 61 days ago (2017-08-16)) [±] Free "Proprietary Delphi, C
"MediaMonkey Gold Ventis Media Inc. August 25, 2003 4.1.17 (August 16, 2017; 61 days ago (2017-08-16)) [±] Non-free "Proprietary Delphi, C
"MediaMonkey Lifetime Ventis Media Inc. August 25, 2003 4.1.17 (August 16, 2017; 61 days ago (2017-08-16)) [±] Non-free "Proprietary Delphi, C
"MPXPLAY MPXPLAY January 1, 1998 1.61 (August 28, 2016; 13 months ago (2016-08-28)) [±] Free GPL C
"Music on Console Damian Pietras January 1, 2002 2.5.1 (April 24, 2016; 17 months ago (2016-04-24)) [±] Free GPL C
"Music Player Daemon Warren Dukes May 1, 2003 0.20.10 (August 24, 2017; 53 days ago (2017-08-24)[9]) [±] Free GPL C
"MusicBee Steven Mayall December 4, 2008 3.0 May 11, 2016; 16 months ago (2016-05-11) Free "Proprietary BASS audio library "Visual Basic .NET
"musikCube Casey Langen January 1, 2005 1.1 Final[10] (March 23, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-03-23)) [±] Free BSD
"Napster William Christopher Gorog October 1, 2003 4.6.3.4 (August 31, 2010; 7 years ago (2010-08-31)) [±] Non-free "Proprietary
"Quod Libet Quod Libet Team November 8, 2004 3.9.1 (June 6, 2017; 4 months ago (2017-06-06)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer "Python (GTK) PyGTK
"Rdio Rdio Inc ["when?] Microsoft Windows: 1.12.0.0 (2013) "WP 8+ : 4.0.5.0 (28 October 2013; 3 years ago (2013-10-28))

iOS: 3.0.3 (27 September 2014; 3 years ago (2014-09-27))

(subscription required) "Proprietary
"Rhapsody "RealNetworks January 1, 2003 14.0 (16 October 2006) [±] (subscription required) "Proprietary
"Rhythmbox Colin Walters April 1, 2004 3.4.2 (October 8, 2017; 8 days ago (2017-10-08)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer C
"Songbird POTI Inc. February 8, 2006 2.2.0, Build 2453 (February 4, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-02-04)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer
"Sonique Media Science November 1, 1998 1.96 (March 2002) Free "Proprietary
"Spotify Spotify LTD 2008
Android 8.4.21.508 / 27 September 2017; 19 days ago (2017-09-27)[11]
Android Wear 7.6.0.1153 / 17 March 2017; 6 months ago (2017-03-17)[12]
iOS 8.4.20 / 27 September 2017; 19 days ago (2017-09-27)[13]
Windows, macOS 1.0.64.399 / 29 September 2017; 17 days ago (2017-09-29)[14][15]
Linux 1.0.64.407 / 29 September 2017; 17 days ago (2017-09-29)[16]
Non-free "Proprietary
"Style Jukebox Digital Geek LTD July 1, 2009 2.2.1 (October 8, 2016; 12 months ago (2016-10-08)) [±] Free "Proprietary "C#
"Winamp "Nullsoft April 21, 1997 5.666.3516 (December 12, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-12-12)) [±] Free "Proprietary "Wasabi "C/"C++
"XMMS XMMS Team November 1, 1997 1.2.11 (November 16, 2007; 9 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 via "Wine 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 Yes 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 via "Wine[osnotes 1] Yes Yes No No No No
"Guayadeque Music Player No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
"iTunes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
"JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes No No No No No 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
"Rdio Yes ? No Yes Yes No No No No
"Rhapsody Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
"Rhythmbox No No Yes No No 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
"Style Jukebox Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No
"Winamp Yes Yes 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. ^ WineHQ - foobar2000

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 Yes[17] Yes
"foobar2000 No Partial[18] Yes[featurenotes 3] Yes Yes Yes Partial[18] Yes
"iTunes Yes Yes Partial[18] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"JRiver Media Center Yes via Plugins Yes Yes Yes Yes via Plugins Yes
"JuK No No No Yes No No Yes[featurenotes 4] ?
"MediaMonkey Yes Partial[18] Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[18] Yes
"MPXPLAY Yes (with MMC v2.00a) ? 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[18] ? 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[18] No Yes No No Yes ? No
"Spotify Yes ? No No Yes No Yes (via app) No
"Winamp Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"XMMS Partial[18] Partial[18] Yes No Partial[18] Yes Yes No
"XMPlay Partial[18] Partial[18] 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[featurenotes 6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
"Amarok Yes Yes Yes No No Yes[featurenotes 7] 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 Yes[19] No No Yes[18] Yes[18] Yes Yes[18] No
"foobar2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes[18] Yes[18] Yes[18] Partial[18] Yes Partial[18] Yes
"iTunes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No
"JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 8] Yes Yes Yes No
"JuK ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
"MediaMonkey Yes Yes Yes Partial[18] Partial[18] Partial[18] Partial[18] Yes Yes ?
"MPXPLAY ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
"MusicBee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Musicmatch Jukebox ? Partial[featurenotes 9] ? No No ? ? ? ? ?
"musikCube ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
"Quod Libet Yes Yes Yes Partial[featurenotes 10] Partial[featurenotes 10] 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 ?
"Spotify No No No No No No No Yes 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 use of the Advanced Tag Editor.
  7. ^ Through plugin: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Repeat+A+B?content=45993&PHPSESSID=a86dadfbbaf38573a7287e13947745e7
  8. ^ Through plugin: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Repeat+A+B?content=45993&PHPSESSID=a86dadfbbaf38573a7287e13947745e7
  9. ^ Paid version only
  10. ^ 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[20] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
"Amarok[21][22][23] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Audacious Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes[24] Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
"Audion Yes No No Yes No No No ? ? No No No No No ?
"Banshee Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ?
"cmus Yes Yes[24] No Yes Yes Yes Yes[24] ? Yes[25] Yes[24] Yes Yes[24] Yes[24] Yes ?
"Cog Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
"Exaile Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] ? Yes Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] ?
"foobar2000 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Partial[18] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 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[27] Partial[27] ? No Yes Yes Yes Partial[18] Partial[18] ?
"MPXPLAY Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Partial[18] Yes Yes No No Yes ?
"Music Player Daemon Yes Yes[24] Partial[24] Yes Yes Yes Yes[24] Yes[24] Yes Yes[24] Yes Yes Yes[24] Yes ?
"MusicBee Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[20] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[20] Yes Yes
"Musicmatch Jukebox Yes Yes No No No No No ? ? No No No No No ?
"musikCube Yes Partial[27] No Yes Partial[27] Partial[27] Partial[27] ? ? Yes Yes No No Partial[27] ?
"Quod Libet Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] ? Yes Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] ?
"Rhapsody Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No ? ? No No No No No ?
"Rhythmbox Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] ? Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[26] ?
"Sonique Yes Yes No Yes Partial[27] Partial[27] No ? ? No No No No No ?
"Spotify[28] Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
"Style Jukebox Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes
"Winamp Yes Yes Yes[18] Yes Yes[18] Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes[18] ?
"XMMS Yes Partial[27] Partial[27] Partial[27] Yes Yes No Yes[18] ? Partial[27] Yes No Partial[27] Yes ?
"XMPlay Yes Yes[18] Yes[18] Yes Yes[18] Yes[18] Yes[18] ? Yes[18] Yes[18] Yes[18] Yes[18] Yes[18] Yes[18] ?
"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[18] Yes No Yes No Yes[containernotes 1] Yes ? ? Audio only
"JuK No No No Vorbis only No No No ? ? ?
"JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
"MediaMonkey No No No Vorbis only No No No ? ? ?
"MOC Yes ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes
"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[26] ? ? ?
"Sonique No[27] No No Yes No No No ? ? ?
"Winamp Yes Yes Yes[18] Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes
"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 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
"JRiver Media Center ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
"MediaMonkey ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes (Winamp plugin) Yes (Winamp plugin) Yes (Winamp plugin)
"MPXPLAY ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
"MusicBee ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?[26] 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 ? ? ? ? ?
"JRiver Media Center Yes Yes 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 "CUE
"AIMP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Amarok Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Audacious Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Audion ? ? ? ? ?
"Clementine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"cmus No Yes Yes No ?
"Cog ? ? ? ? ?
"Exaile Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
"foobar2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"iTunes No Yes ? ? No
"JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"JuK ? ? ? ? ?
"MediaMonkey ? Yes ? No ?
"MPXPLAY ? Yes Yes ? Yes
"MusicBee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Musicmatch Jukebox ? Yes ? ? ?
"musikCube ? ? ? ? ?
"Quod Libet Partial Yes Yes No ?
"Rhapsody ? ? ? ? ?
"Rhythmbox ? ? Yes ? No
"Sonique ? Yes Yes ? ?
"Spotify[29] No No No No No
"Winamp Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
"XMMS ? Yes Yes ? ?
"Zinf ? ? ? No ?
Audio player asx/wax/wvx M3U pls XSPF CUE


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][metadatanotes 2] Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes Yes[metadatanotes 3] ? Yes
"Audacious Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
"Audion Yes Yes No No ? ? ?
"cmus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ?
"Cog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
"foobar2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[metadatanotes 4] Yes
"iTunes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
"JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"JuK Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes[metadatanotes 1] Yes[metadatanotes 1] ? ? ?
"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. ^ Amarok does not understand embedded covers.
  3. ^ Yes Archived 2012-05-12 at the "Wayback Machine., but buggy.
  4. ^ 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
"JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes
"MediaMonkey Yes No No
"MusicBee Yes ? Yes
"Musicmatch Jukebox Yes No No
"musikCube Yes No No
"Rhapsody Yes No No
"Rhythmbox Yes No No
"Sonique Yes No No
"Winamp 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. ^ Latest AIMP v4.13 changelog.
  2. ^ Latest AIMP for Android changelog.
  3. ^ Lindgren, John (19 August 2017). "audacious-3.9". Retrieved 19 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "October 10, 2012". banshee.fm. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "foobar2000: News". 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  6. ^ http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=juk.git
  7. ^ https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1814
  8. ^ http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=juk.git
  9. ^ "Releases - MusicPlayerDaemon/MPD". Retrieved 10 September 2017 – via "GitHub. 
  10. ^ http://www.tomsguide.com/us/download/musikCube,0301-1536.html
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  12. ^ "Spotify Music (Android Wear)". APKMirror. Android Police. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
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  18. ^ 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 an ao ap aq ar as Plugin available.
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  20. ^ a b c Available through a "Winamp plugin.
  21. ^ 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.
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  23. ^ "VLC playback Features". VideoLAN Organization. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Available through a "FFmpeg plugin.
  25. ^ Available through the opusfile plugin.
  26. ^ 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 Available through a "Gstreamer plugin.
  27. ^ 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
  28. ^ Local files. Spotify.com.
  29. ^ Import and export m3u playlists. Spotify.com.
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