How do you listen to music on Fedora?

Easyeffects is very nice - a good recommendation.

What does the --eargasm do?


app : mpv

streaming :

I am using “Lollypop” to listen to music from my music library on a computer - nice looking, great sound.
Default music player is “Audaciuos” for any other music file that is not in library - fast, light.
And for radio - “Shortwawe” - many radio stations, you can add your own URL’s (I just do not like that it lags a bit when it tries to retrieve track info on each new song (if those are too annoying radio links opened with “Audaciuos” - no lags :)).


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Google and by that I mean Google youtube music premium I’m Google fan I guess

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mpd + cantata + musikcube + strawberry

I download music using yt-dlp and divide them in directories by genre > artist > album. Then use amberol to play the music. Very basic music player, but it does the trick when using a good directory structure.


I’m using Quod Libet which is quodlibet in the repo. Native RPM version, rather than flatpak, so I can output directly to my USB DAC.

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My music is on a plex server, for listening on fedora i use Girens and plex.

Thank you Fedora for keeping Amarok alive and kicking with wikipedia updated.

Amarok has a good data base system for sorting CD’s burned and tagged to computer, the compilation CDs with various artists gets sorted accurately to the recording artists menu instead of Various. This also occurs with Rhythmbox and WinAmp (installed through WINE), yet these two music players do not provide the Wikipedia information about the recording artist you are listening to while playing that tune. Amarok has been discontinued with just about every Debian based Linux operating system.

Clementine is also a good music player yet does not sort compilations to the recording artists menu for each individual different music recording within the compilation. I have this special image created for use as a background within the player list of Clementine, a feature of having the ability to custom design the background image you place in the playlist of this program. Also like the way Clementine displays album covers within the player while a recording is actively running with customization to include “artist”, “recording title” listing.

I use Spotify personally. I listen to way too much music lol

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Shortwave Flatpak, mainly SomaFM Deep Space One and Space Station Soma. Other than that, Spotify (web player). I’m a sound/music maker, and yes I also listen to my own music sometimes… I also love searching for lesser known artists on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

I personally prefer to use Spotify, strictly “spiced” with Spicetify. The second choice is reserved for Youtube Music (by th-ch) desktop app or alternatively yewtube on terminal.

I don’t mind listening to my local library, although very rarely, using cmus or DeaDBeeF.

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I’m still using my ears, I find they work the best for listening to music.


Are you using spicetify with lpf spotify on fedora ? Or using flatpak?

Thank you

If I remember correctly, I tried the lpf package only once, but it had not convinced me completely.

Although I initially encountered some issues, I was always more comfortable with the flatpak package, which I still use now.

I maintain a giant offline music library myself so a good music player app that allows you to navigate a library and manage it is pretty important to me.

I currently use Elisa on my Plasma setup, it looks pretty, and is basic but is good enough for what I need it to do, but it’s sometimes buggy (you can cause a memory leak in it by abusing the scrollbar across a giant library for example ,:v) and doesn’t do things certain things like advanced metadata editing yet, but it does the job fine enough. I pair it with rescrobbled as a background service to scrobble everything I listen to to my and listenbrainz accounts.

On GNOME I’ve come to really like Lollypop, it’s still a GTK3 app (not too big an issue, adw-gtk3 exists B]), it can be lil clunky in some places but it deals with my library pretty fine - the included integration with and other web services is really neat, and the UI/UX in itself is quite a bit more “friendlier” (has daily randomised recommended picks from your library and could pull artist info and lyrics to display while listening to artists). The other GNOME options are honestly quite disappointing compared to Lollypop imo.

for the rare moment I stream music, I use the spotify flatpak with a patch, works plenty well! :]

I mostly use mpv --ytdl-format=ba --no-video to stream lofi and synthwave radios from youtube.
With the best Easyeffects preset I have found yet, Pchan’s lofi and edm easyeffect presets.

I split my time between Lollypop and Strawberry, have been leaning more to the former recently.

This is my passion. Fedora is a key part of how I maintain my music library. One of my favorite hobbies is going through record stores and hunting through the CD bins. I usually look for albums of something I already know, and then I explore the world section and try out random albums from different continents of the world. I have discovered music that I ended up loving just by picking up a random CD! Bossanova around the world, Soviet Union radio orchestra, Indian sitar performances, Nigerian rap, and so much more. I can get lost in record stores. :grinning:

But, Fedora is a big part of this. I have a whole workflow. I also like to buy CDs because I can rip high-quality audio files from the CDs to my hard drive. I am somewhat of an audiophile, and tools like whipper help ensure clean, high fidelity rips from CDs.

So, I always rip CDs using whipper. I also like whipper because it pulls MusicBrainz metadata and tags the audio files with the corresponding MusicBrainz release and track information.

However, I also use MusicBrainz Picard to tag my local library. So, after ripping the CDs and getting the FLAC audio files, I put them through Picard to clean up the metadata, fix album artwork if needed, and also explore a bit more about exactly what I have picked up. Sometimes I pick up CDs that don’t exist in MusicBrainz, so I contribute data there whenever I do. Some of my contributions to MusicBrainz are why when you insert a CD into a computer, the firmware/software for reading the CD is able to look up the CD fingerprint that I contributed for that album. Nifty!

But I’m still not done yet!

Up to this point, I have my local library on my Fedora install. (Lollypop FTW! It is a great client!) But I also want to listen to my music on my Android phone. I use syncthing to synchronize my $HOME/Music directory with a directory on my Android phone. Any time I add new music to my workstation, it automatically syncs over to my Android phone, where I end up using VLC for Android to listen.

I use Pano Scrobbler to record my listens to,, and ListenBrainz.

Fedora enables my audiophile habit and my CD collecting. :grinning: Tools like whipper, picard, lollypop, and syncthing are fantastic and I rely on them all the time.