LPlayer – A Lightweight Music Player for Linux

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Linux is obviously worth the title of being the lightest weight operating system. Because of its nature, Linux is also definitely a simple + complex system for all purposes. Now, for everyday normal users, it’s necessary that they enjoy the “simple” part of Linux without much trouble, right?

If you’re looking for a simple music player app for Linux, LPlayer is right here. It features all the conditions of being a Linux app like lightweight, powerful and support for all the major music files. It also has a nice, handy equalizer to use at any instant. All you need is to play your favorite music, set the equalizer and enjoy. Let’s install the awesome player on our Linux system.

There are also other best players for Linux to try out.

Installing LPlayer

There is only one platform that’s officially supported by LPlayer – Debian/Ubuntu and for other distros, the source code. We’ll check out both ways.

If your distro is Ubuntu or based on these, run the following command for installing it in your system.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/lplayer
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
sudo apt install lplayer

Debian users, run the following commands:

wget https://launchpad.net/~atareao/+archive/ubuntu/lplayer/+files/lplayer_0.3.4-0extras16.04.3_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i lplayer_0.3.4-0extras16.04.3_all.deb
sudo apt install -f

For installing from source code, run the following commands:

git clone https://github.com/atareao/lplayer
cd lplayer

cd bin
./lplayer

# Create desktop shortcut for LPlayer

touch ~/Desktop/lplayer.desktop
chmod +x ~/Desktop/lplayer.desktop

# Paste this code inside the editor, then "Ctrl + O" and "Ctrl + X" for exiting the editor

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Lplayer
GenericName=Music Player
Comment=A Simple Audio Player
Keywords=Audio;Podcast;MP3;Song;
Exec=/home/username/lplayer/bin/lplayer %u
TryExec=lplayer
Icon=/home/username/lplayer.png
Type=Application
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
Encoding=utf-8
Categories=GNOME;GTK;AudioVideo;Audio;Player;
MimeType=application/x-ogg;application/ogg;audio/x-vorbis+ogg;audio/x-scpls;audio/x-mp3;audio/x-mpeg;audio/mpeg;audio/x-mpegurl;audio/flac;audio/m4a;audio/x-m4a;audio/mp4

# Add desktop shortcut icon
cd ~/lplayer
wget https://i.imgur.com/NwMq3u2.png
mv NwMq3u2.png lplayer.png

Voila! LPlayer is installed in your system.

Open any of your favorite music and enjoy!

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