Pragha is a completely free and open-source software project that has been designed from the ground up to be playback all sorts of audio files, deployable on the desktop environment of your choice.
Features at a glance
Key features include a two-panel design inspired by the 1.4 branch of the Amarok audio player, support for current playlist and music library with multiple views, support for tags and folder structures, as well as a built-in search engine with song filtering and queueing.
In addition, the program is capable of playing MP3, M4A, OGG, FLAC, ASF, WMA and APE files. It allows you to edit ID3 tags of these files and manage playlists, which can be exported to the M3U file formats and imported from M3U, PLS, WAX and XSPF file formats.
Another interesting feature is the ability to play Audio-CDs, which will be automatically identified via CDDB (The CD Data Base). Native desktop notifications and remote playback control via MPRIS2 are also implemented.
Under the hood and availability
While the application’s code is written entirely in the C programming language, its graphical user interface is designed with the help of the GTK+ GUI toolkit. It is independent of any desktop environment.
Unfortunately for some of you, Pragha is officially available for download only as a source archive, which means that it must be configured and compiled prior to installation. However, it can be easily installed from the software repositories of several distros, such as Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Fedora or Foresight Linux.
A very lightweight audio player for lightweight distributions
Whether you are a Linux OS developer and want to build a lightweight distribution that includes only low on resources applications, or you are a simple user with a not so recent computer and you just want to keep things light and smooth, Pragha is the music management app for you.