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JuK (pronounced "jook") is a jukebox and music manager for the KDE desktop similar to jukebox software on other platforms such as iTunes or RealOne.

Juk is unique in the way it lets you organize your files in multiple playlists in a simple and user friendly yet powerful way.

JuK allows you to edit the “tags” of your audio files, and manage your collection and playlists/

This package is part of KDE, as a component of the KDE multimedia module.

 Juk 4.12.3

Free to download

Part of KDE


Scott Wheeler, Michael Pyne and contributors


System Requirements

Support Sites:

Selected Reviews:
Linux Magazine, Linux Journal

Features include:

  • An easy to use, playlist and metadata focused interface with several playlist types:
    • Collection List where the entire database of music is shown and automatically updated based on folders the user has indicated contain their music collection
    • Search Playlists that allow for powerful combinations of search criteria to produce dynamically updated playlists
    • Dynamic Lists which are produced by using multiple selection in the playlist selector and are a union of two or more playlists
    • Folder Playlists which represent a single folder in the file system and are updated automatically based on its contents
    • History Playlist which stores a history of the what the user has played
    • Play Queue, an enhancement of the popular Play Next funtionality of previous versions that enables a manageable upcoming queue of items to be played
  • Player and tag editor for several audio formats:
    • MP3 (MPEG Layer 3 Audio)
    • Ogg Vorbis
    • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
    • MPC (MusePack)
  • Multiple audio output backends:
    • aRts (Default)
    • GStreamer 0.8
    • aKode
  • Inline search for quick filtering of the currently visible items
  • MusicBrainz integration for file identification on over the internet
  • File renamer that renames files based on the tag content
  • A powerful tag editor that works seemlessly with all supported music formats
  • CD burning support via the popular K3b tool
  • Visually attractive, but unobtrusive track announcements
  • A Now Playing heads-up style title bar featuring the album cover, links to show more from the playing artist or album and a brief history of previously played items
  • Cover art management via Google Image Search
  • Random play including Album Random Play for randomly playing complete albums

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