Quod Libet is an open source and cross-platform software that provides users with an audio library manager and player designed from the ground up to allow users to organize their music collection as they see fit. It also comes with the Ex Falso software for editing tags and metadata of audio files.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for a wide range of audio file formats, an easy-to-use and straightforward graphical user interface, playlist generator based on regular expressions, album art, Unicode encoding, Replay Gain, advanced tag editing, podcasts, and Internet radios.
In addition, it features support for multiple audio backends (xine or GStreamer), play queue, bookmarks, previous support in shuffle mode, random playback, multimedia keys, pre-amp values, auto-selection between ‘album’ and ‘track’ modes, clipping prevention, as well as a true shuffle mode.
Supported audio file formats include MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-4 AAC, Opus, Speex, Musepack, Wavpack, Monkey’s Audio, MIDI, MOD, XM, IT, and WMA.
Availability, supported platforms and under the hood
Under the hood, we can report that the application has been written in the Python programming language, it uses the Mutagen tagging library for tag editing, and the GTK+ GUI toolkit for the graphical user interface. Supported operating systems include GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows.
It is available for download for numerous Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, openSUSE, and Arch Linux, directly from their default software channels. A source archive is also available on the download page (see above).
In conclusion, Quod Libet is a very nice audio player application for the GNU/Linux platform, allowing users to organize their music library however they want, without limitations. It also includes Ex Falso, an advanced tag editor that lets users to edit the metadata of their music files.