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Sayonara Player – Fast, Lightweight Audio Player for Linux

Sayonara Player for Linux
Written by Divine Okoi
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Sayonara Player is a free and open-source audio player written for Linux and BSD operating systems using the C++ programming language. It is built with support for the Qt framework and it uses GStreamer as its audio backend.

From the moment you launch Sayonara for the first time, you will notice that it is built with speed in mind. Its simple, clutter-free UI makes it easy to navigate without sacrificing the feel of familiarity even for those using it for the first time.

In as much as this audio player offers blazingly fast performance, it packs a lot of features that are seldom available in some supposedly advanced MP3 players and they are categorized into Main, Nice to have, web-based, and Look and feel. Some of these include a crossfader, an MP3 converter, speed and pitch control, an equalizer, customizable spectrum analyzer, and level meter, an inbuilt tag editor, etc.

Sayonara Player

Sayonara Player

Features in Sayonara

  • Free and open-source with source code available on GitLab.
  • Supports multimedia keys and desktop integration
  • Radio broadcasting.
  • Stream recorder.
  • Supports Soma.fm and Soundcloud.
  • Supports multiple libraries whose directory content can be migrated.
  • Supports plugins.
  • Remote controllable.
  • Bookmarking positions in tracks.
  • Customizable level meter and spectrum analyzer.
  • Shutdown function.
  • Speed and pitch control + crossfader.
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How to Install Sayonara Player in Linux

Sayonara is one of the most reliable MP3 player apps for listening to both online and offline music. It integrates nicely with the desktop and sound menu, and it is easy on computer resources. You’re bound to enjoy using it, especially when combining it with plugins.

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One of the quickest ways to install Sayonara is via the Snap store.

Download from the Snap Store

If you prefer the PPA path, then the commands below are all that you need:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:lucioc/sayonara
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install sayonara

On Fedora, you can find Sayonara in the repositories.

$ sudo dnf install sayonara

You can also download and install Sayonara using the .deb file specific to your Ubuntu version and find the version suited for your architecture type. As if that is not enough, you will find the installation instructions for every other available OS on the download page of its official website.

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About the author

Divine Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for Linux and Open Source software. He is studying again for an MSc in Cybersecurity but still makes time to write about the best software the market has to offer.