In Ubuntu, there are a lot of powerful music players such as banshee, amarok, exaile, etc. But when you have a large collections of music (> 10,000 songs), they are not always satisfactory. GMusicBrowser is an open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ogg/flac/mpc/ape files, written in perl, made with big (> 10,000 songs) libraries in mind. The window layout can be customized and make it look like Audacious, Exaile, itunes, Quodlibet, Rhythmbox.

Main Feature of GMusicBrowser:

  • made with big (> 10,000 songs) libraries in mindĀ (originaly developed with over 17000 songs on a duron800, v1.1.x with over 25000 songs on a core2duo 1.86GHz)
  • customizable window layouts (seeĀ layouts documentation)
  • powerful browser which doesn’t interfere with the playlist
  • artist/album lock : easily restrict playlist to current artist/album
  • easy access to songs related to the currently playing song
    • songs from the same album
    • album(s) from the same artist(s)
    • songs with same title (other versions, covers, …)
  • support ogg vorbis, mp3 and flac files (and mpc/ape with gstreamer or mplayer), m4a with version 1.1.x
  • simple mass-tagging and mass-renaming
  • tray icon, with a very customizable tip window, which can be used to control the player
  • very customizable SongTree widget for a pretty list of songs (example)
  • support multiple genres for a song
  • support multiple artists for each song by separating them with ‘, ‘ or ‘ & ‘
  • customizable labels can be set for each song (ex : bootleg, live, -‘s favorites, …)
  • filters with unlimited nesting of conditions
  • customizable weighted random mode (based on rating, last time played, label, …)
  • The possibility to act as a icecast server, to listen to your music remotely (experimental)
  • plugin system, included plugins :
    • nowplaying (to update an external program when the playing song changes)
    • find pictures
    • simple lyrics
    • WebContext : use the mozilla/webkit engine to display wikipedia artist page and search lyrics with google


Install GMusicBrowser:

In download page of its homepage, it includes source code and packages for Ubuntu and other Linuxs.