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Software no longer actively developed

Version 1.3.1 of Clementine was released 2016-04-19.

Strawberry Music Player is an actively developed fork. See for more information.


Clementine is a multiplatform music player focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.


  • Search and play your local music library.
  • Listen to internet radio from, SomaFM and Magnatune.
  • Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX.
  • Visualisations from projectM.
  • Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC
  • Edit tags on MP3 and OGG files, organise your music.
  • Download missing album cover art from
  • Native desktop notifications using libnotify.
  • Supports MPRIS, or remote control using the command-line.
  • Remote control using a Wii Remote, MPRIS or the command-line.
  • Copy music to your iPod, iPhone, MTP or mass-storage USB player.
  • Queue manager.


Debian Squeeze (using official backports repository)

To install Clementine on Debian Squeeze you have to activate squeeze-backport repository by adding this line :

deb squeeze-backports main

to your /etc/apt/sources.list file. After that :

apt-get update

Then :

apt-get -t squeeze-backports install clementine

(For more information about the backports : )

Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Stretch/Sid

apt-get install clementine


Using Clementine in a minimal environment

By default Clementine stay in background when the main window is closed. This background state is kept for the next startup.

This behavior can cause issues for users using a minimal environment without system tray agent and notification bar. In this case the application can stay stuck in background at startup. You must remove the .config/Clementine/ directory to recover the initial background state.

In this environment it is better to change the default configuration by going in `Tools -> Preferences -> Behavior and then uncheck Keep running in background`.

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