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music player and music collection organizer


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Strawberry is a music player aimed at music collectors and audiophiles.


- Play and organize music
- Supports WAV, FLAC, WavPack, Ogg FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Opus, Ogg Speex, MPC, TrueAudio, AIFF, MP4, MP3, ASF and Monkey's Audio.
- Audio CD playback
- Native desktop notifications
- Playlist management
- Playlists in multiple formats
- Advanced output and device options with support for bit perfect playback on Linux
- Edit tags on audio files
- Automatically retrieve tags from MusicBrainz
- Album cover art from Last.fm, Musicbrainz, Discogs, Musixmatch, Deezer, Tidal, Qobuz and Spotify
- Song lyrics from Lyrics.com, Genius, Musixmatch, ChartLyrics, lyrics.ovh and lololyrics.com
- Support for multiple backends
- Audio analyzer
- Audio Equalizer
- Transfer music to mass-storage USB players, MTP compatible devices and iPod Nano/Classic
- Scrobbler with support for Last.fm, Libre.fm and ListenBrainz
- Streaming support for Subsonic-compatible servers
- Unofficial streaming support for Tidal and Qobuz

It is a fork of Clementine. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs.


Player options

-p,  --play

Start the playlist currently playing

-t,  --play-pause

Play if stopped, pause if playing

-u,  --pause

Pause playback

-s,  --stop

Stop playback

-q,  --stop-after-current

Stop playback after current track

-r,  --previous

Skip backwards in playlist

-f,  --next

Skip forwards in playlist

-v,  --volume <value>

Set the volume to <value> percent


Increase the volume by 4 percent


Decrease the volume by 4 percent


Increase the volume by <value> percent


Decrease the volume by <value> percent

--seek-to <seconds>

Seek the currently playing track to an absolute position

--seek-by <seconds>

Seek the currently playing track by a relative amount


Restart the track, or play the previous track if within 8 seconds of start.

Playlist options

-c,  --create <name>

Create a new playlist with files

-a,  --append

Append files/URLs to the playlist

-l,  --load

Loads files/URLs, replacing current playlist

-k,  --play-track <n>

Play the <n>th track in the playlist

Other options

-o,  --show-osd

Display the on-screen-display

-y,  --toggle-pretty-osd

Toggle visibility for the pretty on-screen-display

-g,  --language <lang>

Change the language


Equivalent to --log-levels *:1


Equivalent to --log-levels *:3

--log-levels <levels> Comma separated list of class:level, level is 0-3


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Strawberry main developer is Jonas Kvinge <jonas@jkvinge.net>.