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Nightingale – A Beautiful Cross-Platform Music Player

Nightingale Music Player
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Hi, everyone! How many of us are still searching for music players? I’m glad to be of service. Today I introduce to you, an app born after the seeming death of another music player, Songbird.

Nightingale is a beautifully designed open source and cross-platform music player built with the aim of playing various types of audio formats while being aesthetically pleasing to behold.

It features a themeable app window with nicely organized panels all around the 4 sides.

Features in Nightingale

  • FOSS: Nightingale is open source and is, therefore, free to download and use.
  • Splash screen
  • Allow add-ons to have localized display panes titles
  • Extendable functionality with the use of Add-on extensions including directory browser, apple keyboard support, Live tweeter, etc.
  • support including scrobbling
  • Advanced metadata editor
  • EQ presets
  • Command line playback control
  • A comprehensive online documentation

Most of Nightingale’s functionality is provided by the tons of add-ons that are available for its users e.g. searching Mp3 Skull for tracks, browsing Wikipedia, retrieving song lyrics, etc.

There are even extensions with preset UI setups – this way, you make sure your music player has just the functions you are certain that you need and will use.

Check out the long list of available add-ons here.

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Nightingale is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures across the 3 major platforms so you have no compatibility problem to bother about.

On Ubuntu and its derivatives, you can install using PPA as shown.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-release
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt-get install nightingale

Download Nightingale for Linux

Are you familiar with Nightingale? I noticed it’s not a common mp3 player. Try it out and tell us what you think about it below in the comments section.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.