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Original author(s)Alexey Yakovenko
Initial releaseAugust 2009
Stable release
1.9.6[1] / 7 November 2023; 3 months ago (7 November 2023)
Written inC, C++, Objective-C, Assembly language
Operating systemUnix-like (Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris), macOS, Windows, Android
Platformx86, x86-64, ARM
TypeAudio player
LicenseGPLv2, LGPLv2.1, zlib, various free and open-source software licenses (plugins)

DeaDBeeF is an audio player software available for Windows, Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.[2][3] An ad-supported Android version is available, but has not been updated since 2017. DeaDBeeF is free and open-source software, except on Android.


The player was first published in August 2009.[4] Its author cited dissatisfaction with existing music players under Linux as the main reason for writing DeaDBeeF. The name is a reference to the magic number 0xDEADBEEF.


Among DeaDBeeF's functionalities are included:[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Release 1.9.6". 7 November 2023. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  2. ^ "Readers' Choice Awards 2014". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  3. ^ "4 Linux Music Players That Deserve Your Attention Now". MakeUseOf. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  4. ^ "DeaDBeeF - The Ultimate Music Player". Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  5. ^ deadbeef | Free Audio & Video software downloads at
  6. ^ "6 Of The Best Music Players for Ubuntu - OMG! Ubuntu!". OMG! Ubuntu!. 2017-01-10. Retrieved 2017-10-16.

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