qoob – excellent foobar-like music player for Linux

Last Updated on September 1, 2020


qoob might be your ideal music player if you’re a big fan of foobar. It offers a reasonable (and growing) range of features, it’s very frugal with memory, and the developer is passionate about the software. I submitted an issue on the project’s GitLab page, as the software crashed when changing the Popup color. The developer fixed the issue immediately.

Depending on the size of your music library, the initial scan can be time consuming, but once completed, the player is fast in operation.

Some basic functionality is missing. Above all, the music player lacks gapless playback. From my perspective, that’s an important feature. Gapless playback is supported on almost all music players these days. So it’s a real shame that it’s absent from qoob. I contacted the developer who said that this feature may be implemented if the project migrates to PySide2.

Website: gitlab.com/william.belanger/qoob
Developer: William Belanger
License: GNU General Public License v3

qoob is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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

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5 years ago

I use to play my music with smplayer or vlc. I’m a basic, file manager, kinda’ guy. Then I “discovered” Audacious. What sets this apart from others are the effects section. While I’m playing an mp3, I could modify the song using echo, speed/pitch and even voice removal – all in realtime.

This sometimes helps spice up some oldies: breathing new life to a song I may have listened to many times over the years.