Exaile is a music player with a simple interface and powerful music management capabilities. Features include automatic fetching of album art, lyrics fetching, streaming internet radio, tabbed playlists, smart playlists with extensive filtering/search capabilities, and much more.

Exaile is written using python and GTK+ and is easily extensible via plugins. There are over 50 plugins distributed with Exaile that include advanced track tagging, last.fm scrobbling, support for portable media players, podcasts, internet radio such as icecast and Soma.FM, ReplayGain, output via a secondary output device (great for DJs!), and much more.

New Features


– Audio output device can now be switched while playing songs
– Official support for OSX!
– Improved unicode support
– An option has been added to disallow playback while another song is playing (great for DJs)
– Linux: UDisks/UDisks2 support
– Covers: cover manager improvements, saving to disk


– Playlists can be shown in multiple panes
– The left tab panels are now closable
– BPM counter plugin has better UI integration

Enhanced smart playlists

– Create playlists based on other playlists
– Support for filtering over 20 different tag types


– A simpler plugin API is available (but the old one still works!)
– Plugin manager doesn’t show users potentially broken plugins anymore
– New plugins: console, Icecast Radio, lyricsmania, mono output, playlist analyzer, Soma.FM
– Broken/old plugins removed: lyricsfly, shoutcast
– Fixes/improvements for various plugins

How to install Exaile 3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

It’s going to take awhile before Exaile 3.4 will be available in the Ubuntu repositories, until then, you can install it from source:

Preparing requirements:

Open-up a terminal and:

sudo apt-get install python-cddb python-gst0.10 python-libxml2 python-mmkeys python-mutagen gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly help2man wget

Install Exaile:

wget https://github.com/exaile-dev/exaile/archive/
tar xfz
cd exaile-
sudo make install

Run Exaile:



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Exaile 3.4 Has Been Released!
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