Beep Media Player
Beep Media Player or BMP for short is an open source music player application forked from the well known XMMS software. It provides users with a modern audio playback tool in the style for the award winning Winamp application.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for a wide range of audio file formats, a modern, yet minimalistic graphical user interface, support for editing ID3 tags, support for ESD and ALSA sound servers, 10-band equalizer, playlist import and export, as well as support for Winamp 2.x skins.
In addition, users will be able to set a custom font for the player and the playlist, view track numbers in playlist, use custom cursors, add or remove equalizer presets, configure mouse gestures, set playlist preferences, as well as enable or disable plugins.
The built-in plugin architecture allows users to extend the default functionality of the application. You can add support for additional audio file formats and sound servers, as well as extra visualization and effects.
Under the hood and availability
The program has been written entirely in the C programming language and uses the GTK+ GUI toolkit for the graphical user interface. It is distributed as a universal source archive, allowing users to configure, compile and install the software on any GNU/Linux distribution, as long as all requirements are met.
However, users can easily installed the application from the default software channels of many Linux distros. In addition, the program can also run well on BSD-based operating systems, such as FreeBSD or OpenBSD. Both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms are supported at this time.
In conclusion, Beep Media Player is a great audio player application for the GNU/Linux ecosystem. Too bad that it is no longer maintained, as it could become the standard music player application for many Linux-based operating systems.