Developer(s)Qmmp Development Team[1]
Initial releaseMarch 21, 2007; 16 years ago (2007-03-21)
Stable release
2.1.3 Edit this on Wikidata / 29 March 2023
Written inC++[2]
Operating systemCross-platform: Linux, FreeBSD, Windows
Available inEnglish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Hebrew, Czech, Lithuanian, German, Dutch, Hungarian
TypeAudio player

qmmp (for Qt-based MultiMedia Player[4]) is a free and open-source cross-platform audio player that is similar to Winamp. It is written in C++ using the Qt widget toolkit for the user interface. It officially supports the operating systems Linux, FreeBSD and Microsoft Windows. In most popular Linux distributions, it is available through the standard package repositories.[5] Until Audacious switched to Qt in version 4.0, QMMP was the only audio player to use Qt and not feature a database.


Qmmp (skinned)
Qmmp (skinned)

qmmp is known for its small, themeable user interface and low use of system resources.[6] The user interface and behaviour is very similar to the at its time very popular Winamp.[7] By supporting Winamp (Classic) skin files it can easily be configured to look exactly the same as Winamp 2.x. It is also catering for more discerning or audiophile listeners with support for cue sheets and volume normalization according to the ReplayGain standard. Album cover art is supported using separate sidecar files or embedded in ID3v2 tags and can be automatically fetched if missing.


See also


  1. ^ "QMMP / Code / [r10395] /Trunk/QMMP/AUTHORS".
  2. ^ "About the source code of qmmp". Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  3. ^ "qmmp License". Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  4. ^ Harvey, Cynthia (2016-01-21). "Open Source Software List: 2017 Ultimate List". datamation.com. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  5. ^ "QMMP package versions - Repology".
  6. ^ Verma, Adarsh (2018-02-21). "6 Best Linux Music Players That Every User Must Try — (2018 Edition)". Fossbytes. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  7. ^ Bele, Bogdan (2013-11-24). "Winamp is Shutting Down, Here's Some Alternatives". groovyPost. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  8. ^ "9 Best free & Open source music players for Linux Mint & Ubuntu". 11 November 2018.