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Exaile is a music player written in python that uses the GTK+ toolkit. Exaile is released under the [1] license. Features include:

  • Retrieval of album art, lyrics, artist/album information (via Wikipedia), and guitar tabs (via fretplay.com)
  • Tabbed playlists
  • iPod Support
  • Last.fm support
  • SHOUTcast directory browser
  • Track blacklisting


Exaile is available in Arch's community repository. To enable the community repository, it must be uncommented in /etc/pacman.conf:

# Add your preferred servers here, they will be used first
 Include = /etc/pacman.d/community

Exaile can then be installed using Pacman:

pacman -Sy exaile

If You use alsa and want to use alsasink instead of the default one, install gstreamer-alsa also:

pacman -S gstreamer0.10-alsa

This may solve problem if no sound is heard after installation and also when trying to play several sources simultaneously.

Enabling cover art, lyrics, and guitar tablature

While installing Exaile via Pacman will also install any needed runtime dependencies, two additional packages (gnome-python-extras & libgtkhtml) will be needed to enable the cover art, lyrics, guitar tablature, and wiki features of Exaile.

pacman -Sy gnome-python-extras libgtkhtml

Playing audio CDs

Exaile requires 'python-cddb' to play audio cd's. The correct package for this is cddb-py.