Original author(s)Adam Olsen
Developer(s)Dustin Spicuzza, Johannes Sasongko, Mathias Brodala
Stable release
4.1.3 / 3 August 2023
Preview release4.0.0 RC 5 (May 25, 2019; 4 years ago (2019-05-25)) [±]
Written inPython (PyGObject) and GTK Widget toolkit
Operating systemLinux; macOS; Unix-like; Windows
TypeAudio player

Exaile is a cross-platform free and open-source audio player, tag editor and library organizer. It was originally conceived to be similar in style and functions to KDE's Amarok 1.4, but uses the GTK widget toolkit rather than Qt. It is written in Python and utilizes the GStreamer media framework.[2][3][4]

Exaile incorporates many features from Amarok (and other media players) like automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, Last.fm support, advanced tag editing, and optional iPod and MSC device support via plugins.[5]

Compared to typical music players, Exaile is able to handle large music libraries without requiring a massive importing of all music files into its own organizational structure. To facilitate this, Exaile allows users to organize their music library in a wide variety of ways, such as by tags, group tags, smart playlists, genre, storage location, and more.[6]

In addition, Exaile supports plugins that provide features such as ReplayGain support, an equalizer with presets,[7] previewing tracks via a secondary soundcard, and Moodbar integration.

See also


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  2. ^ Stahie, Silviu (2015-04-30). "Exaile Music Player Review - An Excellent Media Player That Should Be More Popular". Softpedia. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  3. ^ Marinof, Mihai (2007-01-11). "Exaile Review". Softpedia. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  4. ^ "Details of package Exaile in jaunty". Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  5. ^ "Exaile – Music Player for Gtk+". 7 January 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  6. ^ Germain, Jack M. (2013-05-29). "Exaile Makes Playing Music Simple and Stress-Free | Reviews | LinuxInsider". www.linuxinsider.com. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  7. ^ "Exaile - The Linux Music Player of Awesomeness". Archived from the original on 2009-11-21. Retrieved 2009-10-11.