Bloated Audio Players? No Thanks!
The term lightweight is a label attached to computer software
which is relatively simpler or faster than its counterparts. Feature
bloat is endemic in software especially commercial software. Often, the
easiest way to persuade users to upgrade to the latest version
is to add new spangly features. This happens with open source
software (to a lesser degree), and open source music software
is not immune to feature bloat. Music players can often seem
to be designed for everything except actually listening to
music with tons of bloat that you do not actually need.
The purpose of this article is to identify the finest
open source audio players that are designed to make the important
part - the listening experience - to be a pleasure without all
of the feature bloat.
We have included lean players with attractive graphical user
interfaces, as well as console based software, so there should
be something here for all types of users.
Now, let's explore the 6 lightweight audio players at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to
relevant resources and reviews.
|Lightweight Music Players
||Small but sophisticated graphical music player
clear and fast Qt audio player
||Billed as the ultimate music player
simple and fast player
||Full-screen audio player designed to be powerful and
easy to use
ncurses audio player
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Last Updated Saturday, July 04 2015 @ 06:03 AM EDT