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Qomp (Quick Online Music Player) is a minimal music player written in Qt, with a basic interface, support for local files and online music streams.

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Version 0.8 adds a few minor features and uses Qt 5.4.1. Qomp supports several online music services, Last.fm song submission, system tray integration. According to the homepage, it is also available for Android, but I failed to find it in the Google Play Store (Update: The Android version is available for download as an APK package on SourceForge). Here are the features of Qomp, according to the homepage:

  • search and play music from several online music hostings (Yande.Music, myzuka.ru, pleer.com)
  • play music from local filesystem
  • Last.fm scrobbling
  • MPRIS support(Linux only)
  • system tray integration
  • proxy-server support
  • playlists support
  • crossplatform (Windows, OS X, Linux, Android)

Other important features include configurable keyboard shortcuts and support for plugins. Here are a few screenshots for the Settings window:

qomp_settings_01

You can start Qomp minimized, enable or disable plugins, save and load playlists.

qomp_settings_02

Other than these, Qomp doesn’t offer other notable features (like library management, tag editor, equalizer and so on), so it makes for a great player for those in need of something lightweight rather than a full-featured solution.

Install Qomp 0.8 in Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 and Mint 17/17.1

There are DEB packages provided on the Qt-Apps.org page, for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. To install any of them, first install the dependencies:

sudo apt-get install libqt4-core libqt4-gui

Then download the package and either double-click it or open a terminal and type:

For 64-bit:

sudo apt-get install qomp_0.8-beta-1_amd64.deb

For 32-bit:

sudo apt-get install qomp_0.8-beta-1_i386.deb

If apt still complains about missing dependencies after running the installation command, use:

sudo apt-get -f install

And apt should fetch the missing dependencies and install Qomp as well.

The program will be installed as /usr/bin/qomp.

Oleg says:

You can find Android version on SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/qomp/files/0.8/

Craciun Dan says:

Thanks for pointing that out.

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