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Decibel Audio Player

Decibel Audio Player

Decibel is a simplistic and functional music player for the GNOME desktop.

Decibel is a GTK+ audio player which aims at being very straightforward to use by means of a very clean and user friendly interface. It focuses on just playing audio without all the fluff that is usually included.

Decibel Audio Player is built around a highly modular structure that lets the user disable completely the features s/he does not need. Decibel Audio Player is written in Python, but still starts faster and uses less RAM and CPU than Rhythmbox.

This software uses GStreamer (a pipeline-based multimedia framework) to read audio files. It is especially targeted at Gnome and will follow as closely as possible the Gnome HIG.

 Decibel 1.08

Free to download



Francois Ingelrest and contributors


System Requirements

Online Help, Developers' Home Page

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Features include:

  • Extremely fast startup time
  • Low RAM usage
  • Low CPU usage
  • Features are implemented as modules which can be enabled / disabled
  • Modules include:
    • Audio CD - Allows playing of CDs
    • Audioscrobbler - Submits played music to
    • Covers - Retrieves and displays album art from the hard disc or
    • Desktop Notification - Alerts the user to the name and artist of a newly playing song
    • Equalizer - Tune 10 levels of the frequency bands
    • File Explorer - Allows for exploring music based around folder structure
    • Instant Messagenger Status - Updates the online status based on the currently played song
    • Library - Allows for exploring music based on artist and then album
    • Replay Gain - Automatically normalize the volume across the tracks
    • Status File - Saves playing status to a file for use by an external program
    • Status Icon - Adds an item to the notification area.
    • Twitter - Update the status of a Twitter account based on what the user is listening to

Decibel Audio Player and its file explorer view

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