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.