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Mesk is an audio player written in Python with a Gtk+ graphical user interface.

The software has similiarities with the Windows freeware audio player called Foobar 2000, known for its highly modular design.

†Mesk 0.3.2

Free to download



Travis Shirk


System Requirements
GStreamer 0.10.x
Python 2.4 or higher
PyGTK 2.10 or higher
Gtk+ 2.10 or higher
librsvg 2.14.0 or higher

eyeD3 0.6.11 or higher
pyvorbis 1.4 or higher
HAL 0.5.7 or higher
eject 2.1.5 or higher
cddb-py 1.4 or higher
DBus 1.0.0 or higher
dbus-glib 0.72 or higher
dbus-python 0.71.or higher

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Features include:

  • Supports MP3 and Ogg Vorbis audio files
  • CD audio support with album information fetched from FreeDB
  • HTTP support, including basic authentication
  • Supported playlist formats: XSPF (spiff) (the default), M3U, PLS
  • Support for multiple playlists with the ability to cut/copy/paste between them
  • Queue individual tracks or reordered with drag-and-drop
  • Add files directly from other applications
  • Search playlists
  • Playlist modes shuffle and repeat
  • Playlists can be set read-only
  • Playlist state is automatically saved
  • Playlists can be exported to any of the supported formats
  • System tray icon with menu support
  • The application and UI can be controlled remotely from the command line or other applications using the per-session DBus interface
  • Album cover art and song information for the currently playing track is displayed
  • The user interface supports both normal and compact mode
  • Plugin support:
    • Audioscrobbler plugin - share music perferences with, the popular Web 2.0 service
    • gajimstatus plugin changes the XMPP status in Gajim
    • albumart plugin will download missing album covers from

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