Version1(as of 3/28/2024)
LicenseOpen Source
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Main Features

  • Supports MP3, MOD, and WAV formats
  • Allows plugins to extend format support and enhance audio output
  • Enables the player's skin to be changed

Software Overview

XMMS is an open-source multimedia player for Linux modeled after Nullsoft's Winamp. It supports various audio formats and is customizable through skins and plugins. While development on the player has ceased, it is still available for download.

The multimedia player is primarily used for audio playback and supports several audio formats, including MP3, MOD, and WAV. The player's most prominent feature is its ability to be customized. You can install plugins to support more audio and video formats and enhance the audio output. The player's interface can also be changed, as many skins are available for download on the XMMS website.


The most common users of XMMS are people looking to customize their audio player, whether through installing plugins or interface skins. However, the player doesn't include many capabilities, and its appearance is dated. If you are a Linux user looking for a customizable multimedia player, XMMS is a solid choice, but you will likely want to look elsewhere.

Primary File Type

mp3 icon.MP3MP3 Audio

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.MP3MP3 Audio
.DSMDigital Sound Module
.M3UM3U Media Playlist
.M3U8UTF-8 M3U Playlist
.MODMusic Module File
.MPCMusepack Compressed Audio File
.OGXOgg Vorbis Multiplexed Media File
.PSFLIBPlaystation Sound Format Library
.TTATrue Audio File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AACAdvanced Audio Coding File
.CMFCreative Music Format
.LALossless Audio File
.MINIPSFMiniature PlayStation Sound Format File
.MO3MO3 Audio
.NSFNES Sound Format Audio
.OFROptimFROG Audio File
.PSFPortable Sound File
.PSF1PlayStation Sound Format File
.PSF2PlayStation Sound Format File
.PSFLIB2Playstation Sound Format Library
.SHNShorten Compressed Audio File
.WVWavPack Audio File
Updated 3/28/2024