Museeks – web-technologies based music player

Last Updated on September 1, 2020

I’ve reviewed a fair few music players that embrace web-technologies, but I’m always looking for new entrants. One of our regulars asked me to take Museeks out for a spin. Always willing to try out new software, I took the bait! Only later did I realize that I’d tried a release of Museeks when it didn’t have FLAC support.

Museeks is an Electron based cross-platform music player using React.js as its user interface framework, as well as Node.js and TypeScript.

It’s important to appreciate Museeks is in a fairly early stage of development. The software’s initial release was way back in June 2016, but there’s been steady development since then.


The developer offers 32 and 64-bit packages for Debian/Ubuntu and RedHat/Fedora distributions. And there’s an AppImage too. There’s also binaries for Windows and macOS.

But I prefer compiling software myself. And Museeks compiles smoothly.

Simply clone the project’s repository, and then compile using npm, a package manager for the JavaScript programming language.

$ git clone
$ cd museeks
$ npm install
$ npm run build
$ npm run museeks

On the software’s first run, you’ll want to add your music library. There’s a convenient link that takes you to the Library section. You can drop files and folders, or click in a box and a file dialog box opens up. Even a large music collection is added quickly. I’d prefer notification when all the tracks have been added.

Next page: Page 2 – In Operation

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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