Monday, 14 June 2010

Guayadeque: Great Linux Music Player

Yeah, we all know about Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and Amarok... some may even be familiar with Helix, MPlayer, and VLC as music players.  None of them quite had what I was looking for in a music player.  In fact, I've been on a mini-quest for a good gnome music player for some time now.  I believe that quest has ended with Guayadeque.

Guayadeque is a simple, well-organised GUI music player for gnome.  It's performs well with large libraries (30,000+ files) and satisfies all my music playing criteria.  Anonbeat, the developer of Guayadeque, is a Gran Canaria native and I believe the project is named for a nature reserve valley on the island.  Features include:

  • Support for mp3, flac, ogg, wma, aac and other common formats
  • Auto-lyrics pull from or 5 or 6 other sites
  • AudioScrobble compatibility ( and/or
  • Internet radio station support (e.g. Shoutcast)
  • Static/Dynamic playlist
  • Custom label support (in addition to normal tags)
  • Musicbrainz tags
  •  Smart Playlist mode (suggests music based on your style)
  • Minimize to tray/song change alert
  • Automatic album art cover fetching
  • Search functionality
  • Overall easy-to-use gui

You can see more screenshots of Guayadeque here.

Installing Guayadeque

You can install the stable .deb installer package from the Guayadeque homepage (v0.2.5), but there are a few cool features that only exist in the 0.2.6 builds.  To install...

Add the Guayadeque repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anonbeat/guayadeque
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install guayadeque-svn

Launch from Applications > Sound & Video > Guayadeque!  You can update to new builds using:

cd guayadeque
svn update
sudo make install

Happy listening!


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