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Best Music Players For Linux Ubuntu 15.04 & Ubuntu 14.04


Best music players – audio and video players – for Linux Ubuntu Systems. Top 5 music players for Linux Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint. Install best MP3 players on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint.

Tomahawk Music Player


Tomahawk Music Player is a social media player that plays your local music (on PC) and also streams music from SoundCloud, Beats, Spotify, Google Play Music, YouTube and others. The Tomhawk Music Player features a brand new UI, support for Beats Music & Google Play Music with now playing notifications. It also comes wit support for drag and drop iTunes, Spotify, etc. web links.

Tomahawk can be install manually via the official PPA. Run the following commands in Terminal to add the PPA and install the Tomahawk music player:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tomahawk/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tomahawk

Once installed, you can start and open the Tomahawk music player from Ubuntu Dash.

To un-install and remove Tomahawk form Ubuntu system, run the following commands in the Terminal.

sudo apt-get remove tomahawk
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:tomahawk/ppa

Kodi Music Player


Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Please note that Ubuntu 12.04 support has been dropped in Kodi PPA. The Kodi PPA packages are for Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17 and Elementary OS Freya. Open terminal and run the following command to add the Kodi PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi
sudo apt-get install kodi-audioencoder-* kodi-pvr-*

To un-install and remove Kodi music player form Ubuntu system, run the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get remove kodi

Qmmp (Winamp) Music Player


Qmmp is a Winamp-like Mediaplayer for Linux Ubuntu Systems. The Qmmp player is a QT based, open-source, cross-platform multimedia player. Qmmp Ubuntu Mediaplayer supports and plays all the popular multimedia file formats. The music player comes with XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins support, 10-band equalizer and MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AAC+ streams support. It also brings MMS support on experimental basis.

The latest version of the player can be downloaded and installed on Linux Ubuntu systems. To install, open Terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:forkotov02/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack

If you aren’t happy and wish to uninstall and remove the Qmmp player, run the commands given below:

sudo apt-get remove qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack

Audacious Music Player


Audacious is a popular an open-source music player for Linux Ubuntu Systems. It comes with support for audio effects, equalizer, plugins and support for Winamp skins and playlists. Audacious can be installed on Ubuntu and Derivative Systems via WebUpd8 PPA. To install Audacious, open Terminal and run the following commands to install the Audacious music player on Ubuntu systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacious audacious-plugins

If you are not happy with the Audacious music player want to uninstall it, run the following command:

sudo apt-get remove audacious audacious-plugins

Noise ( Elementary OS Music Player)


Noise music player is the default music player of Elementary OS. In elementary OS, Noise is known as Music. Noise is a fast and beautiful GTK3 audio player with a focus on music and libraries. It handles external devices, CDs, and album art. Noise utilizes Granite for a consistent and slick UI.

Noise Music Player is easily available for download via the Elementary Daily PPA. Run the following commands in Terminal to add the PPA and install the Noise music player on 32 bit/64 bit Ubuntu and Derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install noise

Once installed, run the below command to disable the overlay scrollbar for the Noise music player:

sudo sed -i "s/Exec=noise/Exec=env\ LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0\ noise/g" /usr/share/applications/noise.desktop

If you wish to uninstall and remove the Player from Ubuntu, run:

sudo apt-get remove noise