|Original author(s)||Scott Wheeler|
|Initial release||February 3, 2004|
22.12.0 / 8 December 2022
|Preview release||None [±]|
|Operating system||Unix-like, Microsoft Windows|
JuK is a free software audio player by KDE, the default player since K Desktop Environment 3.2. JuK supports collections of MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC audio files.
JuK was started by Scott Wheeler in 2000, and was originally called QTagger; however, it was not until 2002 that the application was moved into KDE CVS, where it has grown into a mature audio application. It was first officially part of KDE in KDE 3.2.
Though an able music player, JuK is primarily an audio jukebox application, with a strong focus on management of music, as shown by features such as:
- Collection list and multiple user defined playlists.
- Ability to scan directories to automatically import playlists (.m3u files) and music files on start up.
- Dynamic Search Playlists that are automatically updated as fields in the collection change.
- A Tree View mode where playlists are automatically generated for sets of albums, artists and genres.
- Playlist history to indicate which files have been played and when.
- Inline search for filtering the list of visible items.
- The ability to guess tag information from the file name or using MusicBrainz online lookup.
- File renamer that can rename files based on the tag content.
- ID3v1, ID3v2 and Ogg Vorbis tag reading and editing support (via TagLib).
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