When comparing Musique vs Nuvola Player , the Slant community recommends Musique for most people. In the question“What are the best audio players for Linux?” Musique is ranked 10th while Nuvola Player is ranked 43rd.
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Pro Can handle very large local music libraries
Pro Minimal UI
The UI for Musique is pretty minimal. By not throwing every option in the book into the application, the developers are able to keep the interface clear of any clutter.
Pro Consistent queue simplifies what's playing next
There is a queue on the right side of the player, which shows you what is coming up next. This makes it easy to add a new song or remove a song before it plays to be sure that you/your guests stay in the groove. You can also slowly transition to different genres, not to mention plan ahead and adapt as you need to.
Pro Mpris v2 support
Nuvola supports Mpris v2 which means that there's sound menu support in most modern Linux desktop environments.
Pro Creates a native-like front-end for music streaming webapps
Nuvola Player permits the use of music streaming webapps like Amazon Cloud Player, Google Play Music, and Spotify with an interface that aims to work as much like a native desktop application as possible. It currently supports 15 music streaming services.
Pro Can be run from the command-line
Con No differentation between Album Artist / Track Artist
Albums are sorted via "Album Artist" but each deviating "Track Artist" creates a new album handle. Very bad when you have album tracks where the filename consists of the typical "Artist #1 feat. Artist #2" setting as each of these files creates another album entry.
Con Doesn't resume from last close
Musique won't resume from the last time the app was closed. If you had a great music queue all set up, unfortunately it won't stay there if you close the app.
Con Linux controls don't work
The Linux next/previous buttons don't do anything - you will need to open Musique in order to do anything with it (other than change the volume).
Con Strong focus on online
Streams are nice. But what about what I want and have? Strong focus on online listening. And if that is what you want exclusively, this is bloat. Better go with something really focused, functional and SMALL.