Install ZiK in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, A Simple-Fast-Loading Music Player

Yesterday I posted another excellent music player called Cmus which runs in Console. It may not have the best looking interface... but it loads fast and does its job excellently nonetheless. ZiK is also a bit similar one but you should avoid it if, you have thousands of songs and having a player that supports excellent album managing skills, etc are a must.

The "SiK" interface :P...

ZiK is a audio player (front-end actually) that uses the Gstreamer multimedia framework. So any audio file that Gstreamer plays (oh, it plays a lot... a lot) ZiK WILL play 'em too. But as mentioned before, it lacks some of the features that are becoming a standard part of a music player nowadays.

For instance, it uses the real path of your audio file rather than categorizing them as with an album. But it do support playlists, web-based radio channels, audio CDs, edit file tags and playlist editing are few of its main features. It's written in GTK+ and can even change the "skin" as well.

If you use Ubuntu 11.04 or any recent version then you can install ZiK player using the below command in your Terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vinc-mai/zik/ubuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zik

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