Developer(s)Juan Rios
Initial releaseAugust 8, 2008; 15 years ago (2008-08-08)
Final release
0.4.7 / 20 February 2023; 11 months ago (20 February 2023)
Written inC++[1]
Operating systemLinux
Available inEnglish, French, Catalan, German, Bulgarian, Czech, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Turkish, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Dutch, Norwegian, Japanese, Italian, Hungarian, Icelandic
TypeAudio player

Guayadeque was a free and open-source audio player with database written in C++ using the WxWidgets toolkit. It uses Gstreamer to manage the audio and SQLite for the music metadata database.[3] A Qt rewrite of the program was planned in 2019,[3] but it did not end up happening. On September 29, 2023, it was announced on the Guayadeque forums that development had ceased.[4]


Guayadeque features a simple and customizable user interface with a large amount of fine-tuning options,[5] while being lightweight on system resources.[6] It supports a wide variety of audio formats including OGG, FLAC, MP3, WAV, and it also has support for ALSA. The program supports for, automatic cover art and lyric fetching, a smart playlist feature, VU meters, and the ability to label tracks and edit track tags using MusicBrainz.[6][7] It also features a system tray icon allowing which allowed control of the program.[5]

See also


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  2. ^ "Guayadeque Music Player license". GitHub. Archived from the original on 2021-06-01.
  3. ^ a b Hermansen, Chris (4 June 2019). "Why this developer wrote a music player in C++". Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  4. ^ "End of development - Guayadeque Music Player". Retrieved 2024-01-04.
  5. ^ a b Germain, Jack (3 July 2013). "Guayadeque Music Player's an Impressive Featherweight". Linux Insider. Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  6. ^ a b Sneddon, Joey (2010-02-17). "Guayadeque Music Player: Light, Unique, Awesome?". OMG! Ubuntu. Retrieved 2024-01-04.
  7. ^ Hermansen, Chris (24 June 2016). "6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source player |". Retrieved 2024-01-04.