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gmusicbrowser: Jukebox for large collections of audio files


gmusicbrowser - Jukebox for large collections of audio files


gmusicbrowser [-c] [-s] [-demo] [-ro] [-rotags] [-play] [-nodbus] [-gst|-nogst] [-server] [-port N] [-C FILE] [-F FIFO|-nofifo] [-debug] [-layout NAME] [-load FILE] [-use-gnome-session] [-cmd|-launch_or_cmd CMD...]

gmusicbrowser -listcmd

gmusicbrowser -remotecmdCMD...

gmusicbrowser -tageditFOLDER_OR_FILE...


This manual page explains the gmusicbrowser program.

gmusicbrowser can play and manage your songs, currently supports mp3, ogg, flac, mpc file formats. see for more informations.


don't check for updated/deleted songs on startup
don't scan folders for songs on startup
don't check if current song has been updated/deleted
prevent modifying/renaming/deleting song files
prevent modifying tags of music files
start playing on startup
use gstreamer
do not use gstreamer
do not use DBus
send playing song to connected icecast client
-port N
listen for connection on port N in icecast server mode
use FILE as configuration file (instead of ~/.gmusicbroser/tags)
use FIFO as named pipe to receive commans (instead of ~/.gmusicbroser/gmusicbrowser.fifo)
do not use/create named pipe $FIFOFile
print lots of useless informations
-layout NAME
use layout NAME for player window
-load FILE
Load FILE as a plugin
Use gnome libraries to save tags/settings on session logout (needs the Gnome2 perl module).
-cmd CMD...
launch gmusicbrowser if not already running, and execute command CMD.
-remotecmd CMD...
execute command CMD in a running gmusicbrowser
-launch_or_cmd CMD...
launch gmusicbrowser if not already running OR execute command CMD in a running gmusicbrowser
list the available fifo commands and exit
-tagedit FOLDER_OR_FILE ...
Load songs in FOLDER_OR_FILE and display a dialog to edit their tags.


contains songs tags and program options
/usr/share/gmusicbrowser/plugins/, ~/.gmusicbrowser/plugins/
files with extention .pm in these folders are loaded as plugins on startup
/usr/share/gmusicbrowser/layouts, ~/.gmusicbrowser/layouts
contains layouts definitions
can be used to send commands to a running gmusicbrowser, eg : echo CMD >~/.gmusicbrowser/gmusicbrowser.fifo where CMD is (run "gmusicbrowser -listcmd" for an up-to-date list of commands) :
Skip current song
choose previously played song
toggle Play/Pause mode
stop playing
Rewind SEC
rewind SEC seconds
Forward SEC
forward SEC seconds
open browser window
hide/show gmusicbrowser windows
quit gmusicbrowser
immediately save settings/song tags in ~/.gmusicbrowser/tags
ChangeDisplay DISPLAY
migrate the program to display DISPLAY (example : ":1")


If you wish to report a bug please use the reportbug(1) command.


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