Last Updated on August 11, 2021
Under the menu, there’s the playback controls, with previous/next, pause, and stop buttons. Next there’s cover art, and a playback bar. Clicking the tiny star at the end of the playback bar adds the selected track to your favorites playlist. The playback controls ends with shuffle and repeat buttons. If you prefer the playback controls at the bottom, click ‘View / Playback controls below’.
There’s the player’s two panel design with inspiration drawn from Amarok. Below the playback controls resides two panels, the left hand panel is called the lateral panel. Read that as the side panel. It offers easy access to your library and playlists, with multiple views, according to tags or folder structure.
There’s the customary search, filtering, and queuing of songs.
The lateral panel can be turned off.
Secondary lateral panel
There’s also the option to have a third column, forebodingly known as the secondary lateral panel. Think of it as the right hand panel.
The right hand panel can either display artist information retrieved from lastfm, the song’s lyrics (courtesy of lyricswiki), or a compilation of similar songs.
The image below is showing lyrics for the Iron Maiden song, Can I Play With Madness.
When the software searches your music libraries, it’ll populate playlists. m3u, pls, xspf, and wax formats are supported. Playlists are implemented quite well. I particularly like the ability to replace (and play) the current playlist with a single right click of the mouse.
Playlists can be exported in the m3u format.
The latest versions of Pragha supports ogg, flac, mpeg, wav, asf, wma, m4a and ape files. I almost exclusively listen to music coded in flac. You can also edit the tags.
ps_mem is a useful utility that accurately reports memory usage of software. This utility highlights how lightweight Pragha is, with memory usage hovering around 70 MB. That’s positively thrifty compared to the Electron music players I’ve been sampling recently.