theBeat offers potential but, as things stand, it cannot get our recommendation. Not by a long chalk.
While theBeat is a functional music player and offers gapless playback, basic network streaming and a reasonably attractive interface, theBeat is deficient in too many areas. The feature-set is too limited, there’s too many bugs, and it’s not particularly intuitive at managing a library.
Memory usage is very reasonable for a graphical music player. ps_mem reports the software uses around 93MB of RAM when listening to music.
theBeat’s version number (3.0) suggests some sort of maturity. But this software is best described as alpha, as version 3.0 is largely a complete rewrite of the program. We recommend you look at the huge array of high quality alternatives available covered in this article.
Developer: Victor Tran
License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later
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Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary