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Pragha, a lightweight music player for Linux, has reached the 1.3.90 release earlier today. It’s marked as the first beta release for the next major 1.4 release.

What’s New in Pragha 1.4 beta:

  • New Ampache plugin.
  • Uses a new concept of ‘provider’ that allows show music from multiple
  • collections independently.
  • New standard widget to display progress of long tasks.
  • Allow apply a custom css.
  • Register session in GtkApplication now compatible with xfce 4.14
  • Misc fixes to Gtk 3.20 and GCC 6.0.
  • Various other changes, bug-fixes, and translation updates.
  • See the release note for more details.

How to Install Pragha 1.4 Beta in Ubuntu:

While the project page provides only source tarball, you can easily install Pragha via an unofficial PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/pragha

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) and hit Enter.

2. Then install the music player either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pragha

Remove Pragha:

To remove the music player, either use Synaptic Package Manager or by running command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove pragha

And you can remove the PPA via Software & Updates utility under ‘Other Software’ tab.

Museeks Music Player

Museeks is an open-source music player written with Node.js, Electron and React.js. It’s free, lightweight, and works on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

The Museeks music player offers a light and dark user interface, and supports mp3, mp4, m4a/aac, wav, ogg, 3gpp file formats. And it also features:

  • Playlists
  • Queue management
  • Shuffle, loop
  • Playback speed control
  • Sleep mode blocker

Museeks dark and white UI

Museeks playlist

museeks about page

Download Museeks music player:

The pre-compiled Linux binaries are available for download at its release page:

Download Museeks (zip)

grab the for 32-bit, and for 64-bit OS.

To start the player, just extract and run the executable file from the result folder.

Install Museeks with desktop shortcuts:

If you like this music player, you can install it to /opt and create a shortcut so that you can launch it from Unity Dash or App Launcher.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and extract the downloaded zip archive to /opt:

sudo unzip ~/Downloads/museeks-linux-*.zip -d /opt && sudo mv /opt/museeks-linux* /opt/museeks

Type in your password when it asks and hit Enter.

install Museeks to opt

2. Create the .desktop file for the software:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/museeks.desktop

This command creates and then opens the .desktop file with Gedit text editor. Paste below lines when it opens, and save the file.

[Desktop Entry]


After that, you should be able to launch the player from Unity Dash, or App Launcher.

3. (Optional) To uninstall it, simply remove the /opt/museeks directory and the desktop file.

sudo rm -rf /opt/museeks && rm ~/.local/share/applications/museeks.desktop

Pogo is an ultra lightweight music player for Ubuntu Linux. It is a fork of Decibel Audio Player and supports most common audio formats. Pogo is written in Python and uses GTK+ and gstreamer.

pogo ultra lightweight audio player

Pogo plays your music. Nothing else. It is both fast and easy-to-use. The clear interface uses the screen real-estate very efficiently. Other features include: Fast search on the harddrive and in the playlist, smart album grouping, cover display, desktop notifications and no music library.


Install Pogo Audio Player:

The developer has created a ppa repository to make it easy to install for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users. So far it supports Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise, 10.04 Lucid.

To add the ppa, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pogo-dev/daily

After that, update package lists and install Pogo via command below:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install pogo