DeaDBeeF is an audio player for GNU/Linux systems with X11 written in C and C++. Features: minimal set of dependencies; native GTK2 and GTK3 GUI; cuesheet support; mp3, ogg, flac, ape and many other formats; chiptune formats with subtunes, song-length databases, etc; small memory footprint; many plugins with extra features.


  • plays mp3, ogg, flac/oga, ape, wav, wv/iso.wv, aac/m4a, alac, mpc/mpp/mp+, tta, wma, shn, sid, nsf, mod, s3m, vtx, vgm/vgz, psf, midi, audio cds, all formats supported by ffmpeg, dumb, gme, libsndfile, adplug, and more!
  • light on memory and CPU use
  • expandable through plugins
  • supports cuesheets (from .cue files, and embedded), reading and writing m3u and pls playlists
  • plays internet radio (shoutcast, icecast, mms), as well as normal mp3 files over http and ftp (e.g. from podcasts)
  • global hot-keys
  • reads and writes id3v1, id3v2, apev2, vorbiscomment tags to/from all relevant formats; read-only mp4 itunes tags
  • can detect charset of bad (non-unicode) id3 tags, as well as charsets in metadata from tracker modules and chiptunes
  • user-customizable playlist columns with title-formatting
  • high quality resampling using libsamplerate
  • playback using ALSA, OSS and PulseAudio
  • scrobbler
  • sample-accurate seeking and gapless playback support for many formats
  • multiple playlists organized in tabs
  • album art display, fetching covers from music folders, id3v2 and apev2 tags, and
  • 18-band equalizer with presets, with importing of fb2k eq presets
  • track grouping using title-formatting
  • album art display in playlist
  • customizable OSD notifications with album covers
  • configurable converter/transcoder
  • replay gain (playback only)
  • playing files directly from zip archives
  • supports tagging of files with custom fields, including editing custom fields added by other taggers/players
  • multichannel playback, support for integer 8, 16, 24, 32 and float 32 bit sound output
  • localized into many languages

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  • Великолепный плеер! Равного ему под линуксом нет!

  • great simple player with a lot of features. Only missing a rating feature

  • I have searched for a player like Foobar, and DeaDBeeF is the best choice. There is much to improve, but the customization options are great. Congratulations for the work in this promising software.

  • Great player! Can work with really big playlists.

  • best audio player on linux! interface is simple and neat, lots of supported formats and stuff.. 5/5!

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