When comparing Exaile vs qmmp, the Slant community recommends qmmp for most people. In the question“What are the best music players for Linux?” qmmp is ranked 15th while Exaile is ranked 17th. The most important reason people chose qmmp is:
Qmmp allows the user to drastically change its look via skins. It can use Winamp and Xmms skins, as well as a list of 12 skins made specifically for qmmp that can be found [here](http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/files/skins/qmmp-skins/).
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Pro A lot of built-in plugins
Exaile comes pre-loaded with a lot of plugins so users can customize the application how they see fit.
Pro Can handle large libraries
Exaile utilizes a SQLite database to store information. As such, it can handle large music libraries.
Exaile has a built-in equalizer.
Pro Trimmed down interface
Exaile excels for being a simple-to-use music player that is not filled with a lot of guff.
Pro Offers some skinning options
Qmmp allows the user to drastically change its look via skins. It can use Winamp and Xmms skins, as well as a list of 12 skins made specifically for qmmp that can be found here.
Pro Small single-window interface
Unlike more popular players that draw a huge window taking up the entire screen, with tons of knobs and menus popping out in new windows, qmmp gives you a single tiny window (that looks pretty much the same as Winamp used to look) with the basic controls and the playlist. The rest is available through a menu.
Pro Lightweight and supports almost all formats
Pro Plugin based
You can extend it with plugins.
No matter what OS or desktop you use Qmmp will integrate well
Pro Depends on libaries
It depends on libaries instead of big fat toolkits like gstreamer.
Pro Supports cue sheets
Con Built on GTK2
Exaile is an older app that is still built with GTK2. Therefore, it may look out of place in a GTK# desktop environment.