Sayonara an excellent lightweight music player for Linux


Sayonara Music Player is a fast and easy to use music player for Linux, the player It is written in C ++ and is compatible with the Qt framework and uses Gstreamer as an audio backend.

Although Sayoanra is considered a light breeder, it has many features to organize even large music collections. Also, this app it is a good alternative to players like Rhythmbox, Clementine or Amarok.

Sayonara focuses primarily on performance, low CPU usage and low memory consumption. That is why it is not like the largest and most well-known audio players.

This great player It has all the main features that every player should have in addition to this, it has some additional functions among which we can highlight.

Sayonara comes with a simple interface, support for dynamic playlists, a built-in equalizer, audio tag editing support, lyrics search, cover download, two themes, and a few other options.

Sayonara player characteristics.

  • It has support for many music formats and playlists
  • Has a searchable media library
  • Directory view
  • External device support
  • Gender organization
  • Tabbed Playlist View
  • Dynamic playback
  • Has an intuitive user interface
  • Shortcut keys
  • Integration with desktop notification, sound menu integration and media key integration
  • albumart
  • Internet stream with services like SoundCloud and
  • Podcast and Internet radio support

Sayonara's integration with the desktop is very good as it is automatically added to the system tray icon and not only in it, but also added to the sound menu for quick access therefore, it gives you quick access to the player in the upper or lower panel.

This is one of the features that I have loved, as not all players perform this action.


How to install Sayonara music player on Linux?

Sayonara is an exclusive player for LinuxTherefore has support for almost all major Linux distributions, that is why we can find it within the official repositories of our favorite distribution.

Although we also have the possibility of installing the player compiled its source code.

How to install Sayonara on Ubuntu and derivatives?

In the case of Ubuntu and derivatives, it is necessary to add the official Sayonara repository to the system, for this we must open a terminal and execute the following commands.

First we add the repository with:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:lucioc/sayonara

Then it is necessary to inform the system that there is a new repository and it must be synchronized:

sudo apt-get update

Finally, we only install the player with the following command:

sudo apt-get install sayonara

How to install Sayonara on Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS and derivatives?

From Fedora 21 you can find Sayonara in the repositories, for its installation we must open a terminal and write the following

sudo dnf install sayonara

How to install Sayonara on Mageia Linux?

Like Fedora, we find the player within the Mageia repositories, for its installation we just type:

 urpmi sayonara

How to install Sayonara on Arch Linux, Manjaro and derivatives?

For Arch Linux and derivatives the player is not within the official repositories, this is found in yaour, so to be able to install it on our system it is necessary to have it.

For the Sayonara installation we only have to type the following:

yaourt -s sayonara-player

How to install Sayonara from source code?

If you decide to install the player from its source code, we just have to download and install it, for this we do it in the following way.

git clone -b master sayonara-player

mkdir -p build && cd build



sudo make install 

I have not tried the player a little, although I honestly prefer Clementine over all, Sayonara has caught my attention.

If you know of any other player that is similar to Sayonara, don't forget to share it with us in the comments.


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  1.   Alejandro said

    The only thing fome is that everyone already uses straming music