Screenshot of JuK
Original author(s) Scott Wheeler
Developer(s) Michael Pyne
Initial release February 3, 2004 (2004-02-03)
Stable release 3.11 (February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)[1]) [±]
Preview release Non [±]
Written in C++
Operating system Unix-like, Microsoft Windows
Available in Various[2]
Type Audio player
License GPL
Website juk.kde.org

JuK is a free software audio player by KDE, the default player since K Desktop Environment 3.2.[3] JuK supports collections of MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC audio files.

JuK was started by Scott Wheeler in 2000, and was originally called QTagger; however, it was not until 2002 that the application was moved into KDE CVS, where it has grown into a mature audio application. It was first officially part of KDE in KDE 3.2.[4]


Though an able music player, JuK is primarily an audio jukebox application, with a strong focus on management of music,[5] as shown by features such as:

  • Collection list and multiple user defined playlists.
  • Ability to scan directories to automatically import playlists (.m3u files) and music files on start up.
  • Dynamic Search Playlists that are automatically updated as fields in the collection change.
  • A Tree View mode where playlists are automatically generated for sets of albums, artists and genres.
  • Playlist history to indicate which files have been played and when.
  • Inline search for filtering the list of visible items.
  • The ability to guess tag information from the file name or using MusicBrainz online lookup.
  • File renamer that can rename files based on the tag content.
  • ID3v1, ID3v2 and Ogg Vorbis tag reading and editing support (via TagLib).

See also

  • Free software portal


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