Tauon Music Box gets older: its first stable version arrives and this is what it offers us

Tauon Music Box

In Linux there are countless players. Rhytmbox, Clementine, Cantata, Lollypop ... each with its functions, design, strengths and weaknesses. That is why it is so difficult to find the perfect player for us. For me, that player also has to be a multimedia library that allows me to organize my songs and, with this I get heavy, have an equalizer. A software that, from my point of view, as a player is close to perfection is Tauon Music Box, who has released its first stable version this week.

For me, what Tauon lacks to be my default music listening program is the library. It simply does not exist. What it does have is everything else, a very powerful search, it is very easy to create lists, covers, lyrics ... easy it is to make lists, the library could exist, but we would have to create it ourselves manually, creating lists with the artists. Too much work for a server that will have 50 or more artists in its library.

What Tauon Music Box offers us

  • Compatible with the most popular audio files such as MP3, FLAC, APE, TTA, M4A and OGG.
  • Playback without spaces by default.
  • Integrated CUE sheet detection.
  • Tracks grouped by folders.
  • Simple list creation and management.
  • Possibility of searching for artists in the "Rate Your Music" section.
  • Powerful and accurate search.
  • Possibility to create an image of our favorite albums.
  • Compatible with last.fm and Plex.
  • Support for Listenbrainz and launch Musicbrainz Picard.
  • Ability to monitor downloads and import files in one click.
  • Transcode folders to create a dedicated output folder to copy to devices with ease.
  • Mini and macro modes.
  • 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 color themes.
  • Settings to define, for example, the size of some components.
  • Supports native operating system notifications.

Tauon Music Box is available as Flatpak package, so we must activate the support in distributions like Ubuntu if we want to install it. For this, it will be enough that you continue this tutorial. Once the support is activated, we can install Tauon Music Box from the different software centers or by clicking here!.


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  1.   Enrique said

    The one I use is Quod Libet as a music manager and Puddletag as a tag editor and renamed. I'm a bit of a maniac when it comes to tagging music, and with both apps I'm satisfied.

    And in windows MusicBee.

  2.   venom said

    doubt: how can I configure it to read my music collection on an ntfs partition?

    1.    Enrique said

      You would first have to have access to the partition. On ubuntu (and other distributions) you have to install the package:

      ntfs-3g

      And with the disk utility (gnome-disk-utility) mount the partition in some local path. Then according to the program add folders as the source of the library. In Quod Libet you can add as many routes as you want.

      1.    venom said

        emm…. mounting is done normally ... I can read write files from file manager.
        The problem is that the application does not allow adding files to the library from a drive with a file system other than ext4.

        In fact it has happened to me with tauon, rhythmbox and melody but with Lollypop it works well {in flatpak} ...

    2.    venom said

      The solution is this {grant the permissions}:
      sudo flatpak override com.github.taiko2k.tauonmb –filesystem = host