DeaDBeeF's main window on Mac OS
Original author(s) Alexey Yakovenko Initial release August 2009 Stable release Repository Written in C, C++, Objective-C, Assembly language Operating system Unix-like ( Linux, * BSD, OpenSolaris), macOS, Android Platform x86, x86-64, ARM Type Audio player License GPLv2, LGPLv2.1, zlib, various free and open-source software licenses (plugins) Website deadbeef .sourceforge .net DeaDBeeF is an audio player software available for Linux, Android and other Unix-like operating systems.  DeaDBeeF is  free and open-source software, except on Android.
The player was first published in August 2009.
Its author cited dissatisfaction with existing music players under Linux as the main reason for writing DeaDBeeF. The name is a reference to  magic number 0xDEADBEEF.
Among DeaDBeeF's functionalities are included:
 Support for formats
MP3, FLAC, APE, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, ALAC, WMA, WAV, DTS, audio CD, many forms of module files and music from game consoles. TAK and Opus are supported via ffmpeg/ libav.
Cuesheet support, both in built-in format and external files. iso.wv support. Character encodings
Windows-1251 and ISO 8859-1 are supported in addition to UTF-8. The program doesn't have any dependencies on
GNOME, KDE or gstreamer.
Gapless playback. Customizable systemd notifications (OSD).
Read and write support for playlists in format
M3U and PLS. Network playback of
podcasts using SHOUTcast, Icecast, MMS, HTTP and FTP. Customizable global
keyboard shortcuts. Tag support (read and write) for
ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2, Vorbis comments, iTunes. Mass tagging and flexible tagging (custom tags).
Bit-perfect output under certain configurations.
Sound output via
ALSA, PulseAudio and OSS. Scrobbling to
last.fm, libre.fm or any GNU FM server.
En masse transcoder.
Multi-channel playback. 18-band
equalizer. Simple command-line user interface as well as graphical user interface implemented in GTK+ (version 2 or 3). The GUI is fully customizable.