Listen – Gtk MP3 Player

Written by BinnyVA on March 22, 2008 – 11:27 pm -

Listen Logo

I expected my MP3 player series will end with the last post – but the comments pointed to some other players. Two players stood out – so I decided that I will review them as well. The first one is Listen. Its a Gtk player written in Python.


  • Supports Shoutcast Webradio
  • Supports Podcast
  • Multiple Display modes
  • Wikipedia Integration
  • Native Lyrics Support

Listen Screenshot


No Global Shortcuts
At least, none that I could find.
“Interesting” Layout
The layout is kinda different from the standand layout of amaroK, Exaile, Rythmbox etc. I am still getting used to it. But once you get the hang of it, it could turn out to be a better system than the one that the other players use.


Shows up on mouse hover and track change.
Tray Icon
Supports play/pause with middle click.
Music Library
Listen has a music library – but it supports only a single folder as its library folder.

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7 Comments to “Listen – Gtk MP3 Player”

  1. N4news says:

    I never thought I’ll find player more comfortable for me than BCPlayer.
    But it happened =) Hope I’ll not regret.

  2. Lyns says:

    Hope this one really have something great cause I need some time to learn and get adapted with the new layout…

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  5. OldGaf says:

    Listen will not play MP3’s for me in OpenSuse 11.1,,,, only ogg.

  6. Teravel says:

    Amarok hates my linux box, and I personally dislike Rhythmbox. This was a great change, and was very easy to install! Thanks for the great review!

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