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Summary: A foobar2000-like music player



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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 deadbeef

Support of remote locations

In order to be able to listen to remote sources (File -> Add Location), you will need to compile it with cURL plugin:

# echo "media-sound/deadbeef curl" >> /etc/portage/package.use
# emerge deadbeef

Installing DeaDBeeF 3rd Party Plugins

deadbeef-plugins-meta package will be automatically pulled in when you install deadbeef player. It has many use flags which are described at the metadata.xml. If you want to emerge one of those plugins - just enable that use flag for deadbeef-plugins-meta and emerge it:

# emerge deadbeef-plugins-meta