Dusk Player

Dusk Player – Electron-based music player

Like many types of software, the selection of a favorite music player is, to some extent, dependent on personal preferences. But I hope my reviews of music players helps narrow the field.

All music libraries are different, and the right open source music player can make a world of difference – especially if you’ve a large collection.

I’ve reviewed the vast majority of music players for Linux. But there always seems more out there to explore.

Dusk Player is software that’s billed as a minimalistic music player. It uses Electron, a framework designed to create desktop applications using web technologies that are rendered using the Chromium browser engine.


I tested Dusk Player with Ubuntu 23.10. There’s a deb package as well as a cross-platform AppImage. LinuxLinks recommends using a deb package in preference of an AppImage.

Let’s download the current deb package with wget.

$ wget https://github.com/Aveek-Saha/DuskPlayer/releases/download/v7.0.0/DuskPlayer_7.0.0_amd64.deb

And install the package with the command:

$ sudo dpkg -i DuskPlayer_7.0.0_amd64.deb

Dusk Player installation

The project provides binaries for macOS and Windows, operating systems we keep at arm’s length.

Next page: Page 2 – In Operation

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction and Installation
Page 2 – In Operation and Summary

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2 months ago

Calling anything that is Electron-based “minimalist” is just hilarious, they obviously have no idea what they’re talking about.
Thanks for the article! 🙂

Dave "Nacho" Skelton
Dave "Nacho" Skelton
2 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

I think the developer calls it minimalist because of the limited number of features his music player offers. He’s right in that sense.

2 months ago

In a way I admire the developer for his steadfast approach in not adding features he considers out of scope for the project.

Too many developers adopt the kitchen-sink approach adding feature after feature that are really only of interest for a tiny minority of people. Adding feature after feature just makes for a bloated app that is harder to maintain.

Of course the irony here is that the developer chose Electron, a hugely bloated framework that makes zero sense for a music player.