Exaile:The best Media player!

Exaile is a music player aiming to be similar to KDE’s Amarok, but for GTK+ and written in Python. It incorporates many of the cool things from Amarok (and other media players) like automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm submission support, and optional iPod support via a plugin.

In addition, Exaile also includes a built-in SHOUTcast directory browser, tabbed playlists (so you can have more than one playlist open at a time), blacklisting of tracks (so they don’t get scanned into your library), downloading of guitar tablature from fretplay.com, and submitting played tracks on your iPod to Last.fm.

Exaile 0.2.10

  • Plugin Manager improvements – you can now install plugins from within the plugin manager
  • Scriptable Radio Panel – People will be able to write plugins for your favorite streaming service. (currently shoutcast is available)
  • Lots of new translations
  • New music sharing plugin – you can share your music with people using iTunes or other people using Exaile

See whole Changelog – ChangeLog – Exaile – Trac

Installation : – 2 Installation methods as usual.

  • Open Terminal and type this :-



sudo apt-get install exaile

  • 2 Installation Step

Open Terminal and type following : –



sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these lines at the bottom and save



deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42 feisty exaile

and then type the following in terminal : make sure you have saved above step



wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42/8434D43A.gpg sudo apt-key add 8434D43A.gpg sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install exaile

For Fedora users : –



yum install exaile

Enjoyy the best player for Gnome :hap2:

Home Page : Exaile | Music Player for GTK+
Plugins : Exaile | Music Player for GTK+: Plugin List


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  2. bandua Says:

    “The best media Player”?… Yes, if you refer ONLY to Gnome. Exaile is JUST a copy of the superb Amarok for the horrendous GTK+ environment. Surely is the best option is you only consider Gnome ‘native’ applications but not if you speak for Linux or, in October, for every possible Platform because Amarok will be there to take that place. Just take the facts: music player, with device management, radio (shoutcast included), podcasts, Lat.fm and online services supported (shopping in Magnatunes, and in a near future Jamendo downloads and so on).Oh, it’s fast as well and it’s NOT a ‘memory eater’.

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  5. Xoch Says:

    Hey. I have a big trouble, When i put in the bash the next command:
    sudo apt-get install exaile
    I obtain the next line:
    sudo: apt-get: command not found

    And for the last line, i dont know to solve the last problem.

    Please help me¡¡¡

    Best Regards.

  6. Dark Star Says:

    Try sudo apt-get install apt .. Then do a whole system update by sudo apt-get update

  7. Dark Star Says:

    Now Exaile is in repos.. so no need to add just write sudo apt0get install exaile 🙂

  8. vladimir Says:

    Exile Rulez! Better than amarok! 😀

  9. dnncrew Says:

    can i know how to fetch song lyrics by this player?
    i’ve been using this player for few day..i’m using Ubuntu, before this im using Amarok but lately Amarok seem unreliable anymore for Gnome..
    I still can find how to display song lyrics like amarok..
    Please feel free to reply to my email..
    thank you..

  10. Gotit Says:

    Try installing phthon-gnome2-extras from the repos in Ubuntu. After doing this, when I right click a song title and select “i” information a new Information tab pops up with additional tabs of Stats, Artist, Album, Lyrics, Tablature.

    Hope that helps and post back here!

  11. Gotit Says:

    Of course that’s the package “python-gnome2-extras”! Sorry for the typo.

    Also, make sure you enable the Exaile repositories according to you version of Ubuntu according to the Exaile site at: http://www.exaile.org/downloads

  12. Tyler Says:

    Thanks so much GotIt! Was having trouble getting lyrics in Exaile, what you suggested worked perfectly.

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