Vvave, the other KDE music player that does collect information from the internet


KDE likes options. For example, they offer the text editors KText and Kate, although they are focusing much more on the latter. The music player that Kubuntu and KDE neon have installed by default for some time is Elisa, a basic player that improves with each release and is also designed for mobile devices such as vvave, from the same project. Unlike text editors, in this case we cannot say that one is the same as the other but vitaminized, although almost.

Vvave is another way of writing "wave". To be honest, I gave it a try when I saw that it was installed by default in the Arch Linux ARM Plasma Edition. Currently the player v1.2.2, having come out of the beta version not too long ago. It has some similarities with Elisa, such as the icons, but a very different interface that will look better on mobile phones and tablets and will be liked by those who want a player with a minimalist design.

Vvave: minimalist, but with artist covers

One of the complaints I have about Elisa is the "Artists" section. I find it difficult to swallow that it only shows icons of one user, the same in all artists, with the name below. That does not happen in Vvave, who collects information from the internet like Lollypop to put the image of the artist or group. That's what I liked the most. It also has a curious animation of a disc with its cover that rolls when a song is playing.

For everything else, and as we have mentioned, it is a minimalist player that does not have anything "mini" at first. I say this because recharging the library costs you a bit, probably because it also does the work of searching the internet. If you are wondering, it has no equalizer, and the Accounts section does not work.

KDE says that Vvave is cross-platform, but right now there is no installer for Windows or macOS. Linux users have it in official repositories, in Flatub or as binaries and AppImage, but at the moment the last two options are not available.

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