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DeaDBeeF is a free and open source, multiple-platform modern, simple and minimalist modular audio player


  • Supports playback of formats: MP3, OGG, FLAC/OGA, APE, WAV, WV/ISO. wv, AAC/M4A, ALAC, MPC/MPP/MP+, TTA, WMA, SHN, SID, NSF, MOD, S3M, VTX, VGM/VGZ, PSF, MIDI, audio CDs, all formats supported by FFMPEG, DUMB, GME, Libsndfile, Adplug and others;
  • Creation/save and load playlists in m3u and pls formats (each playlist opens in a new program tab);
  • Support for national win-1251 encoding in ID3 and cuesheet tags, auto-detection of win-1251 and ISO 8859-1 encodings;
  • Supports cuesheets (from files .cue and embedded);
  • Play Internet radio format shoutcast/icecast (mp3, aac), mms (wma), play regular mp3 files over http and ftp (podcasts);
  • Support for customizable system notifications (OSD) with the ability to display album art;
  • Scrobbling and;
  • Displaying album covers, extracting covers from music folders, id3v2 and apev2, last and;
  • Read and write ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2, vorbis-comments tags, read mp4 itunes tags tags, support for bulk tag editing;
  • There is an audio file converter with the ability to convert tracks in bulk;
  • There is an 18-band equalizer with presets, with the import of fb2k eq presets;
  • There is a function to search for tracks that require volume normalization (ReplayGain Scanner);
  • ReplayGain support;
  • Support for playing files directly from zip archives;
  • There is a built-in tag editor;
  • There is a play mode without pauses;
  • Playback functions: play/pause/stop, switch tracks (next/previous), change volume, rewind, shuffle (turn off/tracks/albums/random tracks), repeat (all tracks/single tracks/turn off), stop after the current track/album;
  • It is possible to add and edit playlist columns;
  • Can be sorted by title, track number, album, artist, date, random, custom;
  • There is a possibility of control via the command line;
  • There is a search;
  • Multi-channel playback, support for integer 8, 16, 24, 32 and floating 32-bit audio output;
  • Integration with the system tray;
  • Color settings: program, tabs, and playlist;
  • Proxy support;
  • Plugin Support;
  • Support for custom keyboard shortcuts.

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The software DeaDBeeF is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint, Debian
DebUbuntu*, Linux Mint, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:spvkgn/deadbeef
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deadbeef

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via .App package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.8.7
Developer:Alexey Yakovenko and other contributors
Programming language:C, C++
License:LGPL v2.1

03.02.24: added new installation methods: PPA, Deb, RPM; the outdated installation method has been removed: Snap.

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