I liked Amarok as a music player, where it's more of a library manager that also plays things rather than a "virtual physical player gadget" in the style of WinAmp. Alas, Amarok seems to be dead as a project.

What players/media library managers in the same vein are under active development/maintenance which I might use as a replacement for Amarok?

The player needs to support Linux and be both libre and gratis. Being lightweight is a plus.


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As said over on unix.se, clementine.

Even if they haven't done a formal release, is somewhat actively maintained, and is shipped in a current state by many distros.

(It's a bit redundant to ask her after you've gotten that recommendation over at unix.se and not even mention it in your question, don't you think?)

  • I was actually thinking you wouldn't make the recommendation because of the lack of official release. Anyway, +1.
    – einpoklum
    Aug 24, 2023 at 8:19

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