Linux has so many music players. But there’s always room for one more.
spectrum bills itself as a simple and intuitive terminal-based music player for tech enthusiasts. It comes with a visualizer, equalizer, and lyrics support.
This is free and open source software.
There’s a package in the Arch User Repository for Arch and Arch-based Linux distros. But compiling from scratch is straightforward providing your system already has the software’s dependencies (and there are quite a few).
First clone the project’s GitHub repository and change into the newly created directory.
$ git clone https://github.com/v1nns/spectrum.git
$ cd spectrum
Next, we’ll generate the build system in the build directory
$ cmake -S . -B build
We can now build the executable with the command:
$ cmake --build build
The final (optional) step is to install the executable to /usr/local/bin.
$ sudo cmake --install build