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Best Music Audio Players Software for Ubuntu Linux 2011

Ubuntu Linux is a free, fast and stable operating system which is great for playing back audio and music files on my computer. The sound quality when playing back audio files in Ubuntu Linux is great. Linux is a great operating system for playing back Multimedia since Linux is free, stable, and can be installed on a lot of older computers in my experience. With the money you save by using Linux and an older computer to install Linux onto, you can buy better speakers for listening to your music.

I like that music players in Ubuntu start up quickly in seconds. This means I can quickly open up audio files for my listening enjoyment in seconds.

The user interfaces for the various media and audio players compatible with Ubuntu Linux are very easy to use, so there is almost no learning curve on using them if you used Windows or Mac based audio players like Winamp, iTunes, VLC, Foobar2000, etc. All the music playing software I mention are free, and can be easily installed by using the Ubuntu Software Center for Ubuntu Linux 10.04 and above and an Internet connection to download them.

1. Banshee is a good media player because it has a nice user interface, supports playlists, support cover art, sounds good, and is fast. It also supports Last.FM, podcasts, and online radio streams. Banshee also supports video file playback. Banshee can also be used for your ipod and other media device to sync your audio.

2. RythmBox Music Player is also nice looking music player which loads fast, easy to use, and you also can use it to listen to Podcasts, online radio, last.fm, buy music from Jamendo, Magna Tune, and Ubuntu One. RythmBox also makes it easy for you to export and play your music on your computer.

VLC is the main media player I use for playing individual music files or online radio streams because of its small program window size, ease of use, and low system resources. It also supports playlists. VLC is also a great video and audio player which can play almost any video or file format for audio and videos. It is also very stable in my experience. I mostly use VLC the most because I am most use to it compared to Banshee and RythmBox.

7 comments… add one
  • pc repair brisbane August 4, 2011, 7:20 am

    Appreciable video. Explaining all the contents of music player software’s with a great reference. As ubuntu is new for the people, this will surely workout for them to understand it in a better way. Great publish is it. Thanks

  • Bhupindra Nadala August 4, 2011, 2:21 pm

    Excellent post. I sometimes use ubuntu and like just how clean it runs. Definitely a replacement for Windows if you want something different. Personallly i prefer VLC too. It has just about everything you want in a media player. Cheers

  • Computer Repair Services August 8, 2011, 5:38 am

    Thanks for sharing the best music audio players software for Ubuntu Linux 2011. I am pretty sure that my brother in law will like this post. I will have to show this to him since he asked me to do a research on this. Your topic was a big help. Now, I can have my pizza.

  • TechLogon August 10, 2011, 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the review and video – nice to see Linux featured. Windows users used to VLC will be happy to know it is available for Linux too as it means no learning curve for them.

  • Online Computer help October 10, 2011, 7:19 am

    People without much computer experience like me who’s a casual user might feel at home with either Windows, Linux or Mac OSX. But people with more experience may have 10 years of Windows knowledge and 0 years of Linux knowledge.

  • Software Support October 11, 2011, 5:36 am

    I will admit that I am a big fan/ user of Windows Operating System. Although Microsoft OS is a bit expensive, it’s still the leading OS that’s been used worldwide. On the other hand, there are companies ( mostly ) who prefer to use UBUNTU for one main reason. This is because everything about Ubuntu is free.

  • Johnson Yip October 11, 2011, 4:20 pm

    I like to think Ubuntu is not just popular because it is free since Ubuntu has a lot of great features like speed, stability, nice user interface, security, and fast updates in my experience.

    Ubuntu is great for a lot of online task like article marketing, social media marketing, search engine optimization marketing, social networking, watching online videos, blogging, and other online tasks can be done just as good or better as Windows in Ubuntu and other similar Linux based operating system.

    It is also good for basic office tasks like typing documents, spreadsheets, and data entry.

    There are also a lot of nice free software for playing back music and video with VLC or SM player.

    You can also play native Linux games like Torcs, and run some Windows Games with WineHQ.

    Ubuntu is also popular with a lot of people because it is stable, and less likely to be infected bu a virus compared to Windows and Mac. Ubuntu also has faster bug fixes, and updates in my experience.

    Ubuntu also comes default with a lot of pre-installed programs like LibreOffice, Firefox, Totem Media Player, RythmBox, Banshee music editor, Evolution E-mail, and Ubuntu one online storage client which is great since it has enough bundled Apps for the average user to use. You can also install thousands of other apps by using the easy to use Ubuntu Software Center.

    Plus, Ubuntu Linux is very well supported and documented by forums, blogs, and Ubuntu.com, so it is easy to find help by other Ubuntu users online for free.

    Ubuntu also runs faster on older machines with a 1GHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM or less, and a 10GB hard drive compared to Windows.

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