DeaDBeeF


DeaDBeeF is a lightweight music player that lets you play a variety of audio formats, convert between them and much more for free.





Plays nearly anything you throw at it

  • Mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, ape, wv/iso.wv, wav, m4a/m4b/mp4 (aac and alac), mpc, tta, cd audio, and many more
  • Nsf, ay, vtx, vgm/vgz, spc and many other popular chiptune formats
  • SID with HVSC song length database support for sid
  • Tracker modules - mod, s3m, it, xm, etc
  • And even more formats using FFMPEG

Pretty good at reading and writing tags

  • ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, APEv2, Xing/Info, VorbisComments tag reading and writing, as well as reading many other tag/metadata formats in most supported formats
  • Automatic character set detection for non-unicode id3 tags - supports cp1251, iso8859-1, and now chinese cp936 (optional), as well as SHIFT-JIS and MS-DOS CP866 for selected formats
  • Unicode tags are fully supported as well (both utf8 and ucs2)
  • High quality tag editor, with custom fields support

Very nice Cuesheet support, automatically splitting albums into tracks for you.

  • Cue-sheet (.cue files) support, including charset detection/conversion
  • Embedded and external ones
  • Smart heuristics for matching audio files with cue-sheet files
  • Additionally, chapter information can be extracted and used from selected formats, such as m4b audiobooks, ogg files, etc.

DeaDBeeF is compact and efficient

  • Each platform's native UI toolkit is employed to deliver the best experience
  • GTK2, GTK3, ALSA and PulseAudio on Unix systems
  • Cocoa and CoreAudio on Mac

Direct approach to organizing your music

  • Your files are added to the player directly from the filesystem
  • Multiple playlists using tabs or a playlist browser
  • Sort and group the tracks in any order you wish, using advanced Title Formatting scripting, compatible with Foobar2000

Need that extra bass punch?

  • 18-band graphical equalizer and other DSP plugins
  • Highly customizable DSP pipeline with a number of plugins available

Other niceties!

  • Gapless playback for correctly encoded files
  • Replay-gain - including the Scanner!

What about album art?

  • You can enable displaying Album Art (see the Help page in the player on how to do that)
  • It can be loaded from image files, or from audio file tags
  • The image files can be automatically downloaded from various web services

Network features!

  • Streaming radio support for selected formats and transports
  • Most popular formats are supported, such as MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA
  • Shoutcast/Icecast and MMS protocols are supported out of the box

Quickly convert your music to a format that you need

  • DeaDBeeF comes with advanced Converter plugin, which allows to trans code files to other formats
  • Especially useful for transferring music to mobile devices on most modern platforms
  • You can even pre-process the files before converting -- for example, down-sample to lower rate, or apply Equalizer.
  • Title formatting is available for naming the files
  • Folder structure may be preserved optionally

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Linux stable build

DeaDBeeF 1.8.2 for Linux x86_64

Linux nightly build

DeaDBeeF nightly for Linux

MacOS nightly builds

DeaDBeeF nightly for Mac

Windows builds

DeaDBeeF builds for Windows





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My Name Biz Renol a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-native. I've been in the music scene for over 20+ years, everything from being a Audio Technician, Music Artist, DJ, Independent Music Producer to now owning my own Independent Music Production Company, itzbizness productions™. My ultimate goal is to enable the youth of today to invest in their communities and lead productive lives through music. I have a insatiable thirst for all knowledge especially musically, I hate to be stereotyped and work very hard to remain and maintain my eclectic style. I like to think outside the box, I strive to find inspiration from everyday sounds, I listen to all kinds of music in search of the right sounds that will help me make the perfect masterpiece. Many years of listening to the greatest producers and composers have resulted in the creation of my own original style. I love music and being an entrepreneur, because I love my job, my freedom and no one will ever pay you what your worth which is insurmountable.

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