Install Foobnix, Foobar2000-Like Music Player in Ubuntu Linux

December 30, 2013 — 2 Comments

Foobar2000-Like music player

Foobnix is a light and functional music player with Foobar2000-Like user interface available for Linux and Windows. It supports all popular formats, flac, lossless, CUE, 5000+ radios from box, online music for free, and Vkontakte and more.

Foobnix has below features:

  • Support for CUE (also wv, iso.wv) is the best under Linux (zavlab)
  • Formats MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND …
  • Converter any format to any (mp3, ogg, mp2, ac3, m4a, wav)
  • Scrobbler tags with music and radio
  • Find and play music and videos
  • Equalizer
  • Online music download manager
  • Shortcuts
  • Displays the album cover, lyrics, photo artist
  • Integration with VKontakte (displaying all the friends and their music, downloading music from the group vkontakte)
  • Integration with Last.FM (Show plays the best songs, favorite songs, artists)


Foobnix custom themes

Foobnix custom themes

Foobnix compact foobar2000 like

Foonix compact foobar2000 like

Foobnix Local Music view

Foonix Local Music view

foobnix watch video

foobnix watch video

Install Foobnix in Ubuntu:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it open, run below commands one by one:

UPDATE: So far supports Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.10. Old release also available in the PPA.

For stable release (Support Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 10.04):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:foobnix-team/foobnix-player
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install foobnix

For development release (Support Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.04):

sudo apt-get remove foobnix
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:popsul1993/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install foobnix

To install from source:

sudo python install
# or
sudo make install
# or

More information at GitHub page

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2 responses to Install Foobnix, Foobar2000-Like Music Player in Ubuntu Linux

  1. I would like to be able to slow down the playing speed of my music in Foofnix like I can in my windows foobar with soundtouich plugin. The speed would be played at .9818% which would make it at A=432 instead of the industry standar A=440. thanks.

  2. after install how can i get it to start(command line or anything), still new to ubuntu but used to use foo in win7

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