Strawberry – audio player and music collection organizer

Last Updated on September 1, 2020

In operation

Here’s an image of Strawberry in action.


Eagle-eyed users of the latest build will realize that the scrobbling icon is missing. That’s because this image depicts version 0.41.

If you’re familiar with Clementine’s interface, you’ll feel at home with Strawberry. They share a lot of the same functionality, the same layout, although there are lots of differences between the two applications. I’m not going to undertake a detailed comparison between the two. Instead, I’ll talk about what interests me about Strawberry.

To start, you’ll want to define the folders to be scanned for music that makes up your collection. This is found at Settings / Collection. You can specify multiple folders. Then you can use the cover manager to get covers for your albums.


If you’ve compiled playlists using other software, you’ll appreciate the ability to load playlists. A wide variety are supported: M3U, XSPF, PLS, ASX, ASX/INI, CUE, and WPL.

This functionality, together with support for and Listenbrainz, has only just been added, so expect a few bugs. For example, there are problems with authentication with

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Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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Jonas Kvinge
Jonas Kvinge
4 years ago

Thanks for the great review!

Iain MacLennan
Iain MacLennan
4 years ago

This player is fantastic!! I always liked Clementine until alsa was removed from the last version. Now i can get bit perfect audio to my external DAC. Thank you for the great review.