GNOME Music

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GNOME Music is a crippled feature-less unusable music player for the Gnome desktop environment which will only work in that specific desktop environment.

Features and usability

Starting Gnome Music presents this window:

Gnome-music.png

The only thing you can click in that window is the blue "Music Folder" link. Doing so launches Thunar in the Xfce desktop environment; the default file-manager will be launched in other desktop environments. You have to use Gnome to configure your music folder.

Launching it in Gnome improves it's features from being able to show a window but not by much.

All in all it's the worst Music Player made ever. It is just not usable for .. anything. Perhaps they were trying to make it feel like GNOME Videos - which is the worst video player of all times. Still, it is better than GNOME music since it's possible to (barely) use it on all desktop-environments.

Alternatives

Stand-alone music players besides VLC:

Program rating framework music collection database
Audacious Yeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpg GTK no
DeaDBeeF Yeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpg GTK no
Elisa Hyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpg Qt/KDE yes
Exaile Kim.Se-jeong.confused.jpgKim.Se-jeong.confused.jpg GTK yes
GNOME Music Hyuna-approves.jpg GTK/GNOME yes
Strawberry Hyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpg Qt yes

discontinued / abandoned / bankrupt & finished: Clementine | Amarok

Music Player Daemon clients:
mpd is a database-oriented music player daemon which can be controlled by numerous front-end programs.

Program rating framework type
Cantata Yeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpg Qt X11
GMPC Hyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpg GTK X11
mpc Hyuna-approves.jpg Command-line terminal
ncmpc Hyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpgHyuna-approves.jpg ncurses terminal
xfmpc Kim.Se-jeong.confused.jpgKim.Se-jeong.confused.jpg GTK/Xfce X11

discontinued / abandoned / bankrupt & finished: Sonata | KMP | Glurp


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