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Elisa music player, minimalist, beautiful and efficient

Try the music player and see how simple simplicity can be.

Doubtless music is an essential part of my being, whether singing or just enjoying a good sound, listening to music that I can't stay for a day. Among so many player alternatives, I always try various programs looking for a favorite. I recently approached the Olivia, a player developed in Qt and today I present to you: Elisa. music-player-elisa-kde-music-linux-kubuntu-ubuntu-flatpak

Olivia, now Elisa, who to be after? Oflia? Jokes curious part this predilection by female names. Maybe it's tributes, honestly I don't know.


Elisa is a music player developed by the KDE Community, with perfect integration with its ecosystem, however, and can be used perfectly in other environments. In constant development the player receives new implementations routinely. Open Source Elisa follows the KDE design guidelines, and like Olivia, also made in Qt. Its focus can be summarized in a few topics:

  • Be easy to set up (ideally no previous settings are required to use the player);
  • Be fully usable, even offline (or in private mode);
  • Focus on meeting your users' goals;
  • Focus on being a music player (library management is not a development priority);
  • Be as bug-free as possible (stability has more priority than new features);
  • Targets the KDE Plasma environment, other Linux, Android, and Windows environments.
  • Leverage UPnP and DLNA (standards aimed at normalizing media interoperability, etc.).

With an intuitive look Elisa fulfills her goal of being a music player very well. Don't get me wrong, however, some players incorporate so many features or pollute their interface that it's difficult to use. At Elisa everything is simple and functional.


You will be able to see your music categorized in albums, Artists, Tracks, Genres or browse to files. One feature that I value in a music player is that it doesn't change the album cover art (something boring that occurs in Deepin Music). Unfortunately the version I am using, and testing on my Ubuntu, does not display the covers of the artists, just the albums. However, the look of the app appeals to me a lot. Another feature that pleased me was the possibility of adding multiple directories, and as I am organizing my tracks, I have several files in different locations.


Installing Elisa Music Player

THE KDE Community Wiki demonstrates how to compile ElisaIn the past it did so, but you can do it in a much more comfortable way. This will require Flatpak configured on your system. In Linux Mint the same comes by default, but if you use Ubuntu or another distro (not Flatpak by default) you can use this simple step by step. Something really cool is the integration with the Ubuntu store with Flatpak, so you can set up here. You can now install Flatpaks packages, as in Linux Mint, via the store. Search for Elisa and install the player. To install via terminal, use the following commands:

flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathub

Now we will install Elisa:

flatpak install flathub org.kde.elisa

To run via terminal (not required, as the app will appear in the applications menu of your system).

flatpak run org.kde.elisa

Removal by this command:

flatpak uninstall org.kde.elisa / x86_64 / stable

Did you know the music player Elisa? After many months I tried it again, I recommend this application. I am also using another player, and who knows soon will appear another post of this series ().

Until the next post, SYSTEMATICALLY!

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