Sayonara is a small, clear and fast audio player for Linux written in C++, supported by the Qt framework. It uses GStreamer as audio backend. Sayonara is open source and uses the GPLv3 license. One of Sayonara’s goals is intuitive and easy usability. Currently, it is only available for Linux and BSD. Although Sayonara can be considered as a lightweight player, it has a lot of features in order to organize even big music collections. In contrast to the heavyweight players, the main focus of Sayonara is performance, low CPU usage and low memory consumption. Sayonara is a great alternative to players like Rhythmbox, Clementine or Amarok. Those who miss Winamp for Linux should give Sayonara a try.
Managing your library: You can manage your library by artists, albums, genres or file paths. Sayonara contains a sophisticated tag editor helping you to keep your collection clean. You can hold multiple playlists simultaneously, save/rename/delete or export them to common playlist file formats. With the multi library feature you can manage multiple directories as stand-alone libraries and copy and move tracks from one to another. There are even more complex library plugins like Soundcloud or SomaFM support.
Directory view: Some people don’t have a perfect tagged library and are more interested in the directory structure of their libraries. Sayonara provides various features to access and edit your music in the directory view.
Plugins: In addition, there are some useful plugins helping to enhance your comfort while listening. Some interesting plugins are the equalizer, a speed/pitch control, a crossfader, bookmarks for tracks and a broadcasting function.
Webstreams and Podcasts: You can record all tracks streamed from the internet. Your saved tracks automatically tagged, of course. When listening to ordinary webstreams, a history of all played tracks can be displayed. If webstreams or podcasts contain some chapter information, Sayonara also uses this information in order to provide fast jumping within these tracks.
loved tracks of a single user, multiple users, friends or neighbours.
recent tracks of a single user, multiple users, friends or neighbours.
top tracks of a single user, multiple users, friends or neighbours over different periods.
top tracks of an artist.
top tracks of artists similar to an artist.
top tracks with certain tag.
tracks similar to a track.
love, unlove, ban and unban a track on your Last.fm account.
add a track to a custom playlist on your Last.fm account.
save and load XSPF playlists (make playlists without hard paths). This makes it possible to easily share playlists with other people. Also when you restructure your library (change location of your music files), these playlists will continue to work.
Another type of Foobar2000’s playlists are randomly generated autoplaylists where songs, or groups of songs, are selected randomly from a pool of the same. By predefining a subset of a media library, “pools” of refined selections can be created and then drawn from.
foo_random_pools is a foobar2000 component for creating random playlist entries selected and grouped by various pool definitions.
Let’s say you want a playlist of random blues albums from your library.
First you’ll need to install the foo_random_pools component.
After you’ve installed foo_random_pools, you’ll need to set up a pool in the File > Preferences > Tools > Random pools sub-menu.
You’ll need to select the “Add …” button which brings up the Random pool criteria form.For example to make a pool of blues albums use the following criteria:
Name: Album – All Blues
Group: %album artist% – %date% – %album%
Determine probability for picking groups …: Unchecked
Number of groups to add: 1
Filter: (NOT %album artist% IS “Various Artists”) AND (%genre% HAS Blues)
Filter with the content of the target playlist: Unchecked
Number of tracks to add: 0
Number of minutes to add: 0
Number of MBs to add: 0
Limit after sorting: Unchecked
Sort / limit each group: Checked
Now you have to link pools to a playlist by specifying a name in the Autoadd section’s Playlist patterns field of the Random pools preferences menu.
Create a new playlist, File>New Playlist Ctrl+N, and name it “Random Blues Album” and then select and display it.
To add a random blues album to the playlist, select File > Random pools > Album – All Blues. Each time it’s selected, another random blues album will be added to the playlist.
PyKaraoke is a free karaoke player for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Windows, OSX and GP2X.
You can use this program to play your collection of CDG, MIDI and MPEG karaoke songs. No songs are provided, you must obtain these from elsewhere.
Visit here to find out more about what a CDG or MP3+G file is. In short, CDG is the format of professional karaoke CDs. These CDs can be ripped to your hard disk, and turned into a .mp3 file together with a .cdg file. This player gives you the ability to play those mp3+cdg files.
CDG (MP3+G, OGG+G, WAV+G) playback – Play standard CDG karaoke files
MIDI (.MID/.KAR) playback – Play MIDI format karaoke files
MPEG playback – Play karaoke songs and movies in MPEG format
Other formats – Play any other video formats by launching an external media player
Playlist – Queue up songs, sit back and enjoy
Searchable song database – Easily find your songs from the main screen
Search inside ZIP files – Play MP3+G/MIDI files wrapped in ZIP files
Cross-platform – Runs on Windows, Linux, BSD, OSX and GP2X
Mini Frontend – Additional mini-frontend for low res displays and handhelds
Export to MPEG – Convert CDG and KAR files to MPG files (command line only)
RompЯ is a music player with the emphasis on discovery – discovering more about the music you know, and discovering new music you don’t know yet. RompЯ is an interface that runs in a web browser on any device and controls a music player which can be on any other device. I recommend using Mopidy as the music player. When used with Mopidy and a Spotify Premium subscription RompЯ is a powerful Spotify client with many music discovery features.
Collectioniser sorts your music by artist and album
Tagging and Rating of tracks
Spotify, Soundcloud, GMusic, etc support (with Mopidy),
Add tracks from Spotify, Soundcloud, etc to the collection on the fly
Web Radio support, automatic Spotify search for radio tracks you like
Podcast search and subscribe
Album Cover Art
Automatic on-the-fly playlist generation based on tags, ratings, popularity, your listening habits, etc
Get biographies of artists from various sources
Album and artist suggestions based on your listening habits
Stealth Player is a Windows music player without a GUI. You control it using global hotkeys. Stealth Player understands a lot of popular stream and tracker music formats. It also supports internet radio and playlists.