Tauon Music Box, a simple player with the most important functions

Tauon Music Box

After much searching, I think that the perfect music player does not exist. Rhythmbox, to me, is very discreet in design and has no EQ, other programs seem too feature-laden and others are lacking. Right now I'm using Cantata, Kubuntu's default player, but I'm testing Tauon Music Box and I'm getting a very good impression. Among its strengths, what you see in the header image: minimalism with everything that is important.

The first thing I'll talk about is what I don't like: it's not a media library. By this I mean there is no list of artists, albums, styles, etc.. Tauon Music Box is an application designed for us to add songs / folders by dragging them within the app. This is not a big problem, since it saves the last thing we have put into it. With this in mind, if we take our time (a lot) we can have lists of our favorite artists on the left. To do this, simply put the name of an artist and select it. What you see above these lines will appear on the left as «Artist: Metallica».

Tauon Music Box is available as a Flatpak package

The other thing I don't like is that at the moment it is in english. It is not a tragedy, but I would rather have it is Spanish. Nor will many users like that it is officially only available for Arch Linux or as a Flatpak package from the Flathub repository. If we have followed this tutorial, this will not be a big problem. Mentioned what I like least, now comes what I do like.

  • Minimalist design.
  • Equalizer (me and my hobbies).
  • It perfectly respects the metadata and separates records, artists and others perfectly.
  • Lyrics (right click / search lyrics).
  • Possibility of opening streaming audio.
  • Possibility of broadcasting audio.
  • Different types of view.
  • Different color themes.
  • Settings to define, for example, the size of some components.
  • Compatible with Plex.
  • Supports native operating system notifications.

What I don't use but also does is that it is Last.fm compatible. I think you have what it takes to be a player to take into account, although to be perfect I think it needs to improve its multimedia library. Being 100% honest, after trying it I think I am going to leave it installed on my Kubuntu, for those moments that it knows exactly what I want to hear. Have you tried it? How about?


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