Mesk – audio player

Mesk is an open source audio player.

It sports a Gtk+ graphical user interface.

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

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 preferences with, the popular Web 2.0 service.
    • gajimstatus plugin changes the XMPP status in Gajim.
    • albumart plugin will download missing album covers from

Website: Website down
Developer: Travis Shirk
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


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