Wtfplay project is an initiative to create a quality music player for Linux. Ultimately the project has just one objective – deliver the best sound quality possible – with no compromises.
Initially the player has been created: wtfplay. Soon the project evolved and wtfplay-live Linux distribution was born.
wtfplay-live is a minimalist Linux distribution purely dedicated to audio playback. It does not have many features, but offers exceptional sound quality as a reward. Simply put: it is created to play music and it plays music well.
The main features of wtfplay-live are:
- Memory based, bit perfect playback of WAV and FLAC files with PCM data (16 and 24 bit, up to 384kHz), and DSF files with DSD data.
- Fully command line driven. No graphical mode. No network either. The whole system is optimised for sound playback from local disks.
- A small text mode user interface: wtfcui – for more convenient usage.
- Precisely tailored Linux kernel for best sound performance.
- Distributed as Live CD: does not require installation on a hard disk, does not make any changes to your computer configuration.
- Very small system size: the distribution ISO image is less than 50MB.
- Good documentation – to give you all information that you need to comfortably listen to music.
The philosophy of wtfplay project is simple: provide the minimum set of features for easy use and focus 100% efforts on sound quality.