How To Install Quod Libet on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Quod Libet on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Quod Libet on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Quod Libet is a free and open-source GTK+ music player for Ubuntu. 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 than 10,000 songs. It also supports most of the features you’d expect from a modern media player: Unicode support, advanced tag editing, Replay Gain, podcasts & Internet radio, album art support, and all major audio formats.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation Quod Libet on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Quod Libet on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Quod Libet.

First, you’ll need to add Quod Libet’s PPA (personal package archive) to your system:

add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/ppa
apt-get update

Next, install the Quod Libet package by executing the following command:

apt-get install quodlibet

Once installed, next you can start Quod Libet by searching for it Unity Dash. If the app icon doesn’t show up, try logging out and logging back in.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Quod Libet. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Quod Libet music player in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Quod Libet website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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