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Current Maintainer(s):damex
Source Repository:Funtoo DeaDBeeF Overlay

Summary: A foobar2000-like music player


DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is an audio player for GNU/Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris and other UNIX-like systems. There's also the Android version, which is a very different product. There are no Windows, OSX or iOS versions though, sorry for that.

Main features (the list is most likely far from complete):

   mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, ape, wv/iso.wv, wav, m4a/mp3 (aac and alac), mpc, tta, cd audio, and many more
   nsf, ay, vtx, vgm/vgz, spc and many other popular chiptune formats
   SID with HVSC song length database support for sid
   tracker modules - mod, s3m, it, xm, etc
   ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, APEv2, Xing/Info, VorbisComments tag reading and writing, as well as reading many other tag/metadata formats in most supported formats
   automatic character set detection for non-unicode id3 tags - supports cp1251, iso8859-1, and now chinese cp936 (optional), as well as SHIFT-JIS and MS-DOS CP866 for selected formats
   unicode tags are fully supported as well (both utf8 and ucs2)
   cuesheet (.cue files) support, including charset detection/conversion
   clean fast GUI using GTK2 and GTK3, you pick what you like more!
   no GNOME or KDE dependencies
   minimization to system tray, with scrollwheel volume control, etc
   drag and drop, both in playlist, and from other apps
   control playback from command line
   global hotkeys
   multiple playlists using tabbed interface
   album cover display
   OSD notifications about current playing songs
   18-band graphical equalizer and other DSP plugins
   built-in high quality tag editor, with custom fields support
   customizable groups in playlists
   customizable columns with flexible title formatting
   streaming radio support for ogg vorbis, mp3 and aac streams
   gapless playback for correctly encoded files
   lots of plugin, such as global hotkeys, scrobbler, converter, and many more, sdk is included
   comes with advanced Converter plugin, which allows to transcode files to other formats
   was tested on x86, x86_64, powerpc, arm, mips architectures, should work on most modern platforms
   new features are being added all the time -- check for updates frequently!

Installing DeaDBeeF

To install deadbeef, emerge it:

# emerge deadbeefmpris

DeaDBeeF have many use flags and they're self explanatory. They're for built'in functional of the player or installing a 3rd party plugins.

3party plugins installed via use flags explained here:

USE flag Plugin package Plugin description
archive media-plugins/deadbeef-archive-reader Reading media files from archived files
bookmark-manager media-plugins/deadbeef-bookmark-manager Resume playinf files after closing player from the last timestamp
bs2b media-plugins/deadbeef-bs2b bs2b dsp support. Useful for headphones
filebrowser media-plugins/deadbeef-fb Browse files on your disks
gnome-mmkeys media-plugins/deadbeef-gnome-mmkeys Gnome multimedia keys support
infobar media-plugins/deadbeef-infobar Show online lyrics
jack media-plugins/deadbeef-jack Jack audio support
mpris media-plugins/deadbeef-mpris MPRIS support
musical-spectrum media-plugins/deadbeef-musical-spectrum Draws musical spectrum for current track
replaygain-control media-plugins/deadbeef-replaygain-control Advanced control of replaygain
spectrogram media-plugins/deadbeef-spectrogram Draws spectrogram for current track
stereo-widener media-plugins/deadbeef-stereo-widener Widens stereo
vk media-plugins/deadbeef-vk Play music fron social network
vu-meter media-plugins/deadbeef-vu-meter Draws vu meter for current track
waveform-seekbar media-plugins/deadbeef-waveform-seekbar Draws waveform seekbar for current track