How to install Hypnos Music Player on Ubuntu

Hypnos Music Player is a free and open source audio player for Windows and Linux. It also comes with build-in music library support. It is released under GNU General Public License v3. It supports mp3, flac, ogg, alac, wav, wma, m4a, m4b, m4r, aac, aiff, ac3, amr, au, mka, ra, and voc file formats. Some important features are library scanner and updater, light and dark themes support, global hotkeys support and build-in playlist manager. You can edit your audio file tags with build-in simple tag editor. This is still in beta and similar to foobar2000.

Install Hypnos Music Player on Ubuntu

You can install Hypnos Music Player on Ubuntu via portable AppImage. Go to the Hypnos Music Player download page and download the latest Hypnos Music Player in AppImage format under the linux section. here for the downloaded file name is ‘Hypnos-nix-64bit-beta6_2019-07-14_b1.AppImage’ and the my default download location is ‘Downloads’ folder you can change according to yours in below terminal commands.

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Download Hypnos Music Player

Open the terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the below command to navigate your downloads folder.

cd Downloads

Then right click on the downloaded .AppImage file and select Properties. Then go to the Permissions tab and check the Allow executing files as program option. You can also do this via command line. In terminal run this.

sudo chmod +x ~ Hypnos-nix-64bit-beta6_2019-07-14_b1.AppImage

Then enter your Ubuntu user password. After that run this command to start Hypnos Music Player on your Ubuntu system.

sudo ./Hypnos-nix-64bit-beta6_2019-07-14_b1.AppImage
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