How to install Winamp Qmmp alternative on Debian 10

If you are looking for something that works on Linux as well as Winamp on Windows, Qmmp is a great choice. Qmmp is a multifunctional audio player with support for many formats. It is written in Qt and C ++ and gives you the same Winamp look so you don’t miss out on the latest version of Debian. In this article, we describe two ways to install / uninstall Qmmp on your Debian:

  • Via the user interface using Debian Software Manager
  • Via Debian Command Line Terminal

We ran the commands and procedures mentioned in this article on the Debian 10 Buster system.

Install Qmmp through Debian Software Manager

Qmmp installation

For a person who does not want to open the command line much, installing the software present in the official Debian repository through the user interface is very simple. On the Actions toolbar on the Debian desktop (accessible via the Super / Windows key), click the Debian Software Manager icon.

In the next view, click on the search icon and enter qmmp in the search bar. Search results will display Qmmp as follows:

Qmmp in the software manager

This is a package supported by the Debian main repository.

In the software manager, click on the Qmmp entry to open the following view:

Install Qmmp

Click the Install button to start the installation process. The next authentication dialog will show you the opportunity to provide your authentication information, since only an authorized user can install the software in Debian.

Authenticate as administrator

Enter your password and click the Authentication button. After that, the installation process will begin, displaying a progress bar as follows.

Installation Progress

Then Qmmp will be installed on your system, and after successful installation you will receive the following message:

Run Qmmp

In the above dialog box, you can directly start Qmmp and even delete it immediately for any reason.

Remove Qmmp

If you want to remove Qmmp, which was installed in the above way, you can remove it from your system as follows:

Open Debian Software Manager and find Qmmp. You will see the “Installed” status in the search bar. Click this entry, and then click Delete from the following view.

Then the system will offer you an authentication dialog. The software will be uninstalled when you provide the password for the sudo user and click the “Authentication” button in the dialog box.

Install Qmmp using the command line

First, please open the Terminal through the search bar of the Application Launcher as follows:

Debian Terminal

The next step is to update the repository index of your system with the following command:

$ sudo apt-get update

This will help you install the latest available software version from the Internet.

Updating Debian Package Repositories

Please note that only an authorized user can add, remove and configure software in Debian.

Then run the following command to install qmmp:

$ sudo apt-get install qmmp

Install Qmmp with apt

The system may offer you the y / n option to continue the installation. Please enter Y if you want to continue the installation. The process may take some time, depending on the speed of your Internet, after which Qmmp will be installed on your system.

The following command will allow you to check the version number of the installed package, and also make sure that the software is really installed on your system.

$ qmmp --version

Check Qmmp Version

Remove Qmmp

You can use the following command in your terminal to remove Qmmp from your system:

$ sudo apt-get remove qmmp

Type y at the y / n prompt and the software will be completely removed from your system.

Run Qmmp

You can access Qmmp from the Debian application launcher as follows or directly access it from the list of applications:

Qmmp Icon

Alternatively, you can use the following command in your terminal to start Qmmp through the command line.

$ qmmp

And here you are with a music player that is as good as Winamp, which you use in MS Windows.

Qmmp Media Player

Thus, it was not one, but two ways to install Qmmp on your Debian. Enjoy the music!

How to install Winamp Qmmp alternative on Debian 10

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