Melody – music player written in Vala

Last Updated on September 3, 2020


Melody is a fairly polished music player.

It’s biggest issue is that it’s missing gapless playback. There are many good music players that offer gapless playback. Without it, Melody is going to gather dust from my perspective, and I doubt I’ll use the software other than to monitor new releases.

If you like tinkering with your music player, you may be fairly disappointed as the preferences section is rather limited, although there are options to continue playback in the background if the program is closed, the option to save custom covers in your library folder, save changes to ID3 tags, and a few other options.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Artem Anufrij and contributors
License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2, or (at your option) any later version

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Melody is written in Vala. Learn Vala with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Internet Radio
Page 4 – Memory Usage
Page 5 – Summary

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Oli Jones
Oli Jones
4 years ago

Why do you keep plugging your Raspberry Pi blog?

Cœur Noir
Cœur Noir
4 years ago

Does it embed picture of cover inside the file when possible – as Sayonara does ?

This is my first requirement ( I love my music to keep its face whatever device I play it on ). Never understood why such a feature is so rare in Linux realm. Gapless playback my second requirement, though.

Clive Emerson
Clive Emerson
4 years ago
Reply to  Cœur Noir

Embedding pictures is unimportant for most users. Isn’t embedding pictures for mp3/id3v2 only? Any self-respecting music enthusiast listens to lossless formats like FLAC.

3 years ago

It is not possible to rip audio CDs to mp3 with Melody, isńt it?