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