Announcing Minitunes: A better music player


I’m very happy to announce the release of an innovative music player, Minitunes!

This is just the first release. Many pieces of the puzzle still have to fall in place. Like the search feature, internationalization, media device support and many other features you can read in the to-do list. With your support, we’ll get there.

Minitunes is available for Mac and Linux. A Windows version is coming soon.

Try it out now!

  1. […] Bien pues su desarrollador, Flavio Tordini, recién nos ha develado otra de sus creaciones: Minitunes 0.1. Este es un “mejor reproductor de música”, según palabras del mismo Flavio. Vamos a […]

  2. […] go ahead try it out. Tell us (and the developers) what you […]

  3. dave says:

    I get this error: QSqlQuery::prepare: database not open
    “Driver not loaded Driver not loaded”
    how do I to solve it?

  4. Gustavo says:

    After 2 hours and 30 minutes, only scan 40% of my collection (100G)!
    Will be great if this work on background and use all tags information.

  5. Mariano says:

    +1 to Gustavo’s suggestions.
    1. Honour cover ([cover|folder].[jpg|png])files
    2. Album hover: show artist’s name

  6. Baco says:

    Excellent, is there any plan to incorporate *soon* the playing of CUE Sheets? I am really desperate for this :-)

    The player looks great!

  7. ilyeah says:

    looks great !!!
    thanks man

  8. Flavio says:

    @Baco if you’re really desperate you could at least donate ;)

  9. albert says:

    Just tried to run the OSX version on 10.6.4, but it didn’t get very far before a rather abrupt quit….!

    Main complaint from the log files seems to be (500 lines of)….

    org.tordini.flavio.minitunes 0x000000010002f94b CollectionScanner::popFromQueue() + 491

    can send you the whole crash log if you want

  10. Luis Felipe says:

    Integration with Covergloobus (Ubuntu) would be great! Although i have to this is a very good Job. It looks nice!

  11. Pedrotski says:

    Works Great!

    I found a repo for Ubuntu:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 && sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install minitunes

    Here are some things i would like to see:
    1. Either play album button or add to playlist button. So when you hover over an album there is a “+” symbol to add it to the playlist, And leave the play button to play the current album without adding it to the playlist? if you get what i’m saying.
    2. Play All button or add all to playlist button
    3. Smooth scrolling? or some 3d scrolling?

    Either way. I love it. Thanks Heaps!!!

  12. Moe says:

    This looks like the media player I have been looking for since ages. Unfortunately, I’m not using a Mac or Linux. Any idea when the Windows7 version will be ready (at least for testing)? Thx.

  13. A says:

    Great taste in the UI! But the audio stutters after the first song on Fedora 12 & 13 (using the Gstreamer backend for Phonon) I compiled from source. Any ideas?

  14. symbianflo says:

    Primo finale , complimentoni ottimo lavoro
    ( terzo portig per mandriva :D )

  15. Flavio says:

    @A No idea, you’ll have to ask on the Fedora forums

  16. Lucian says:

    How is this player “mini” if it requires mysql? Unless the ubuntu package has been built badly:-/

  17. Flavio says:

    @Lucian it does not require MySQL.

  18. edogawa says:

    is must be online work?


  19. edogawa says:

    why when i’d use it minitube says “the file or folder doesn.t exist”

  20. edogawa says:

    why when i use it minitube says “the file or folder doesn’t exist”

  21. feña says:

    gracias por el programa

  22. Danny says:

    Great player! I just love it. I’m pleasantly surprised at how well it handles my enormous collection of bob dylan boots. Also, it looks great! Looking forward to a search function and my only real complaint is that when viewing the track lists the background is white and the text is white so you can’t read anything unless you click on it. Good luck, I will be following your updates.

  23. lu says:

    Hi, I love it, but — How can I choose an output device?
    I got two soundcards… Thx

  24. Mateo says:

    hi, first to all my english is very bad, ok said this, then sorry xD
    well, this player is amazing, have one feature what i was looking for in other players… play by folders, but i have a little problem, i dont know if is my computer or what..
    at the begin of the song have some problem to play, i dont know how to describe, but is a bit annoying, but is the first version, and i think this player have a lot to grow up
    greetings from uruguay
    PD: forgive my prehistoric english! :D