Clementine (software)

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Original author(s)David Sansome, John Maguire[1]
Developer(s)Paweł Bara, Arnaud Bienner[1]
Initial releaseFebruary, 2010[2]
Stable release
1.3.1[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 19 April 2016
Preview release
1.4.0rc2[4] Edit this on Wikidata / 18 May 2022
Written inC++ (Qt)[5]
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux
SizeWindows: 21 MB
macOS: 31 MB
Unix-like: 6 MB[6]
Available inEnglish, Igbo
TypeAudio player

Clementine is a free and open-source audio player. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework. It is available for Unix-like, Windows and macOS operating systems.[6] Clementine is released under the terms of the GPL-3.0-or-later.[7]

Clementine was created due to the transition from version 1.4 to version 2 of Amarok, and the shift of focus connected with it, which was criticized by many users. The first version of Clementine was released in February 2010.[2]

The last stable release of Clementine was in 2016, but development has since resumed on GitHub, with a number of release candidate versions published.

In 2018, a fork of Clementine named Strawberry Music Player was released.[8]


Clementine can stream audio from services such as Spotify, SoundCloud,, and other platforms. The software also has the functionality to display information such as lyrics and statistics regarding the song currently being played, as well as mimicking iTunes functionality by interacting with users’ iPod players[9]

Some additional features supported by Clementine are:[10]

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  1. ^ a b "about.cpp file", Clementine,, retrieved 2016-07-27
  2. ^ a b David Sansome (2010-02-22), Clementine 0.1, KDE Mailing Lists, retrieved 2012-10-29
  3. ^ "Clementine 1.3.1 Latest". 19 April 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  4. ^ "1.4.0rc2". 18 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Clementine Music Player", Analysis Summary, Ohloh, retrieved 2012-09-13
  6. ^ a b "Downloads", Clementine,, retrieved 2016-07-27
  7. ^ a b "License", Clementine,, retrieved 2016-07-27
  8. ^ "Strawberry Music Player".
  9. ^ "Clementine Music Player for All Your Audio Needs - It's FOSS". It’s Foss. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 2022-05-26.
  10. ^ Chris von Eitzen (2012-10-29), Clementine music player adds podcast support, The H, archived from the original on 8 December 2013, retrieved 2012-10-29

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