Many years ago, I was stuck inside Windows, because I was addicted to Foobar2000, one of the most customizable and fastest audio player I found. Then, a friend of mine told me about DeaDBeeF. I was convinced and decided to set me free with Linux, for good. So this page is dedicated to DeaDBeeF, that marvelous audio player.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-player; \ sudo apt update && sudo apt install deadbeef flac lame musepack-tools vorbis-tools wavpack;
Grouping by folder name#
- Right click on any tab from the playlist
- Group by
- Format :
Customizing the DeaDBeeF columns#
Here are my DeaDBeeF columns :
- Cover (Album art cover)
- ♫ (Play)
- Style (Custom) :
[%style% ][%albumcomment% ][%wax% ][📝%note% ]
- R (Custom) :
$ifequal(%rating%,1,★,)$ifequal(%rating%,2,★★,)$ifequal(%rating%,3,★★★,)$ifequal(%rating%,4,★★★★,)$ifequal(%rating%,5,★★★★★,)$ifgreater(%rating%,5,⚠ %rating%,)$if(%rating%,$ifequal($add(%rating%),0,⚠ %rating%,))
- Artist - Title (Custom) :
[$num(%track%,2) • ][%artist% ▬ ]$if(%title%,%title%,%filename%)
- Length (Length)
- Codec (Custom) :
[%samplerate%Hz • ][%codec%][ • %bitrate% kbps][ • %:codec_profile%]
- Album (Album)
All based on this deadbeef title formatting progress (google-shame sheet) and that Foobar2000 Title Formatting Reference.
Custom shell commands#
Custom shell commands are useful, as you can right click a track from DeaDBeeF, open its parent directory, or do a quick search on Discogs...
Here are the custom shell commands I'm adding :
|+ Open Containing Folder||
|+ Discogs This||
Regarding my "Open Containing Folder" custom shell command, if you are using a different file manager than nemo, use yours instead !