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Install Museeks 0.8.1 – Lightweight, Cross-Platform Music Player

Museeks 0.8.1 the most recent release, is an open-source, lightweight music player for Linux, Windows as well as Mac OSX platforms. Furthermore, the music player uses Node.js for back-end, electron (used to be atom-shell) for embedded browser, and React.js as front-end framework and Flux with Redux as data-flow pattern. Lets see how to install Museeks on Ubuntu below.

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Museeks Key Features

  • Lightweight music player
  • Polished
  • Playlists
  • Queue management
  • Shuffle, loop
  • Dark theme
  • Playback speed control
  • Sleep mode blocker
  • Supported formats includes mp3, mp4, m4a/aac, wav, ogg , as well as 3gpp

Museeks 0.8.x Changelog

  • Fix covers not fetching when they have quotes in their paths
  • Also fixed playing-bar’s tooltip wrong positioning


  • Tray is here, you can now close Museeks and still have it playing your music. You can also control the player from the tray icon.

New library management

  • The folder-based + refresh system for a simple dropzone where you can drag&drop your folders and files directly in the library settings page was dropped
  • The UI is not frozen anymore when refreshing the library: you can now listen to your music and still add files to it.
  • Scan performances were also nicely improved and we fixed some memory leaks.

New dark theme

  • The dark theme was too light, and not attractive. Hence that has been updated with darker black/blue-ish colors.

New playing indicator

  • New playing indicator updated, hence it now has a fancy animation, and you can play/pause the player by clicking on it.
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FLAC support

  • FLAC finally released

Minimize/Maximize controls

  • Also added custom controls for minimize and maximize.

Native notifications

  • If Museeks is hidden and a new track is being played, a small notification will be displayed to show you the track informations. You can disable it in the options.

Other improvements

  • Better OPUS format handling
  • Play button automatically plays the first song when the player is stopped
  • Added an option to open a track’s corresponding folder in your file manager
  • Sexier settings
  • Pause the player when entering in sleep mode
  • Improved search speed (should be instant now)
  • Larger and sexier tracks rows
  • Remove add ‘to queue’ from context menu if playerStatus is pause
  • Ctrl-F select the search input

Other bugfixes

  • Fixed playlist rename, as well as mediakeys
  • Also fixed forgotten options on startup
  • Lots of minor UI fixes

How to install Museeks 0.8.1 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

32bit OS

cd ~/Downloads


sudo unzip ~/Downloads/museeks-linux-*.zip -d /opt

sudo mv /opt/Museeks-linux* /opt/museeks

64bit OS

cd ~/Downloads


sudo unzip ~/Downloads/museeks-linux-*.zip -d /opt

sudo mv /opt/Museeks-linux* /opt/museeks
  • Now create a lauch icon by creating the file “museeks.desktop” with following command
gedit ~/.local/share/applications/museeks.desktop

Copy and paste the following entries into the created museeks.desktop file and save

[Desktop Entry]

How to remove Museeks from Ubuntu

sudo rm -rf /opt/museeks

rm ~/.local/share/applications/museeks.desktop

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