BeatBox – Ubuntu Music Player With Smart Playlist Editor, Album Art

BeatBox is a simple, and elegant music player for Ubuntu Linux, with album art and smart playlist support. It allows creating playlists with detailed information regarding the audio track. You can also add album art by simply dragging and dropping images onto BeatBox. Drag and drop functionality also enables adding songs to be played. BeatBox volume options can be easily configured from next to the Banshee volume settings in the system tray.

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Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 users can install BeatBox by entering the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementaryart/elementarydesktop
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sgringwe/beatbox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install beatbox

Just add a folder containing audio files for BeatBox to detect them.


You can add new song and album art to BeatBox by dragging and dropping the files onto BeatBox.


You can view your favorites, never played, not recently played, and over played tracks from the options on the left-hand side pane. New playlists can be created from right-click menu.

New Playlist

You can create an in-depth playlist using the New Smart Playlist option, which allows adding numerous details of the track including, everything from the album and artist’s name, to the  genre, date, year, track length, rating, and more.

Smart Playlist

Album art helps you to easily sort and manage albums for instantly playing audio tracks.

Art work

You can download the Deb package for BeatBox from Launchpad.

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