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Install Strawberry on Linux – A Music player based on Clementine

Hello, friends. There are still many people who have music files on their hard disk. So it is necessary to have a music player according to our times. So, in this post, you will learn how to install Strawberry on Linux.

According to Strawberry website:

Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. It’s written in C++ using the Qt toolkit.

Being a fork of Clementine, it inherits many modern features that make it a complete and functional program.

Some of the features that make it a spectacular player are:

  • Play and organize music
  • Supports WAV, FLAC, WavPack, Ogg Vorbis, Speex, MPC, TrueAudio, AIFF, MP4, MP3, ASF, and Monkey’s Audio
  • Audio CD playback
  • Native desktop notifications
  • Playlists in multiple formats
  • Advanced audio output and device configuration for bit-perfect playback on Linux
  • Edit tags on music files
  • Fetch tags from MusicBrainz
  • Album cover art from Last.fm, Musicbrainz, Discogs, Musixmatch, Deezer, Tidal, Qobuz, and Spotify
  • Song lyrics from AudD, Genius, Musixmatch, ChartLyrics, lyrics.ovh and lololyrics.com
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Another thing in which it differs from its predecessor is that it has a version made in QT6 although it also has versions in QT5.

It also has versions for almost all Linux distributions and various formats such as DEB, RPM or snap.

Install Strawberry on Linux

Installing Strawberry on Linux will be no problem due to the great support given by the developers. Including dedicated packages for many distributions but also with the possibility to download an APPImage package compatible with almost all of them.

So, for Debian 10 run these couple of commands to download and install Strawberry

wget https://files.strawberrymusicplayer.org/strawberry_0.9.2-buster_amd64.deb
sudo apt install strawberry_0.9.2-buster_amd64.deb

For Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20 and derivatives:

wget https://files.strawberrymusicplayer.org/strawberry_0.9.2-focal_amd64.deb
sudo apt install strawberry_0.9.2-focal_amd64.deb

Also, you can install it on Fedora 33 with the following command:

sudo dnf install https://files.strawberrymusicplayer.org/strawberry-0.9.2-1.fc33.x86_64.rpm

If you prefer to use the APPImage format, you have two options. The first is the version built with QT5 and the other with QT6.

To download the QT5 version

wget https://files.strawberrymusicplayer.org/Strawberry-0.9.2-Qt5-x86_64.AppImage

And the version with QT6:

wget https://files.strawberrymusicplayer.org/Strawberry-0.9.2-Qt6-x86_64.AppImage

Then, assign the necessary permissions

chmod +x [file]

After that, open the file browser and run it by double-clicking on it.

1.- Install Strawberry on Linux
1.- Install Strawberry on Linux


Strawberry wants to take over from Clementine with active development and full support for many Linux distributions. Although in this day and age a lot of music is played through streaming some still have their digital music files and to play them nothing like Strawberry.

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