Quod Libet is a Python-based music player that uses a GTK + -based graphics library the goal is to help us organize our entire music collection. It supports a large number of audio file formats and its clean interface, which incorporates research with classical expressions and regular expressions, Will make it one of our must-have applications on our Ubuntu desktop.
Other features that make Quod Libet great are its powerful and advanced tag editor which will allow us to vary the metainformation of music files, support for thousands of files in the list without seeing their performance reduced, Unicode text support, the audio gain control, Ability to reproduce Podcast and Shoutcast and support for album thumbnails.
Quod Libet is a cross-platform music player (Linux and of course Ubuntu / Windows / OS X) and multifunction the name refers to a musical form widely used in classical music. Its code is free and is available through its own page. We show you below the large number of features that it incorporates and that make it unique within its category.
Among the main features of Quod Libet are:
- multiple codec of backend for audio support, including GStreamer and xine-lib.
- Audio gain support.
- Auto-select between tracks and albums based on the user’s current selection or order in the list.
- system of prevention of clipping audio, depending on whether it is available between tracks.
- Editable default settings, allowing you to set audio pre-amplification values to fit any type of music.
- Support for multimedia keyboards that incorporate specific keys.
- Fashion shuffle real which actually plays all the tracks randomly before starting the list again.
- Track playback based on number of times listened to.
- Real previous track playback in shuffle mode.
- Tail of tracks.
- Availability of bookmarks within files, playlists or even plugins
- Full Unicode text support.
- Ability to write changes to multiple files at the same time, Even if they are of different types, as long as they are supported by the program itself.
- Tags editable based on file name and configurable according to an established format.
- File rename based on your own tags.
- Elimination of wildcards in patterns (Com ara% ao% t). Now they will appear [artist] i Librería de música, editor y reproductor todo en uno instead.
- Ability to quickly renumber tracks.
- View directories where you can automatically add or delete music tracks.
- Hide songs on removable devices that are not permanently connected.
- Save a rating of the songs and the number of times they have been played.
- Possibility to download the lyrics of the songs and save them.
- Support for Internet Radio (shoutcast) and Audio Feeds (podcast).
- one simple user interface where to play all the music you prefer.
- Adaptable window size that allows you to display in a reduced or maximized way on your desktop.
- Ability to display the song album.
- Full control of the player from the program icon.
- Recognizes and displays a large number of non-standard tags, including those defined by the user.
- Song searches based on simple or regular expressions.
- Ability to create playlists.
- Manager similar to iTunes or Rhythmbox but includes all the desired tags.
- Song album covers, either by directories or song by song.
Python based plugins
- Taggeo automatic track through MusicBrainz and CDDB.
- popups on-screen playback songs.
- Tag character conversion.
- Post to Last.fm or Audioscrobbler.
- Smart capitalization in tag editing mode.
- Ability to read fingerprints on audio tracks.
- Logitech Squeezebox device control.
- Ability to scan and save an audio gain and apply it to an entire album in full (used gstreamer).
Supported file format
- Ogg Vorbis
- Trackers (MOD / XM / IT)
- MPEG-4 AAC
- Monkey’s Audio
Integration with the UNIX type system
- Player control, status information and queuing of tracks from command line.
- They can chain commands using pipes to control a particular instance.
- The “Playing …” feature is available as a file.
Installing Quod Libet is as simple as entering the following commands from a terminal window:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install quodlibet exfalso
As you can see, Quod Libet is a very complete program and for its features very similar to the Ex False app, which uses the same tag editor as Quod Libet does not yet have a built-in audio player. If you can do without this feature, Ex False can also be an application to consider.