How to install Quod Libet(Music Player) on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Quod Libet is a free and open source GTK+ music player for Ubuntu and Linux Mint.  Quod Libet code is written in python and provides a simple user interface and uses the Mutagen tagging Library, its library organizer is able to handle big libraries of more 10,000 songs.

Like other modern music players, it also provides most of features like Unicode support, multimedia key support, Editing Tags, Internet Radio Support, Podcast support, create and managing library, Downloading Lyrics, Search browser, Creating Album List with Cover art and Support all audio formats.

Apart from these features, from the command line we can do the query on library and manage the player using shortcut keys.

In this article we will discuss how to install Quod Libet 3.7.1 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Quod libet package is not available in the default Ubuntu and Linux Mint repositories. So we will set its repository using below step.

Set ‘Quod Libet’ Repository on Linux Mint 18 / Ubuntu 16.04 / 16.10 / 17.04

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/ppa

Install Quod Libet with apt command

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install quodlibet

Access Quod Libet

From the Dash search quod


Click on Quod Libet Icon


Let’s add some music files to our Quode Libet Player.


That’s all from this article. Enjoy and have fun with one of the best music player ‘Quod Libet’ 🙂

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