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Foobar2000, the popular music player for Windows platform, now can be easily installed in Ubuntu via snap, the universal Linux app packaging format.

This is a Wine based snap package maintained by an open-source project. With it, you can simply install it either via Ubuntu Software or by running a single command.

1. For Ubuntu 16.04 users never installed a snap package, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install snapd:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

2. Then install foobar2000 via command:

snap install foobar2000 --classic

--classic flag is required to be able to access files outside the installation directory.

3. To make it work, you still need to run following 3 commands one by one:

sudo snap connect foobar2000:hardware-observe core:hardware-observe

sudo snap connect foobar2000:process-control core:process-control

sudo snap connect foobar2000:cups-control core:cups-control

Finally launch the music player from application launcher (may need re-login) and enjoy, though the UI is kinda age-old.


To remove foobar2000 snap package, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

snap remove foobar2000

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