Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, lyrics fetching, scrobbling, support for many portable media players, internet radio such as shoutcast, and tabbed playlists.

Updated plugin development guide (and more!)
July 6, 2014, 2:06 a.m.
Exaile now has a read the docs site! The docs include API information, an updated plugin development guide, and user installation notes. A lot of information has been migrated + updated from synic's old bitbucket site for Exaile, and now lives with the Exaile source. We would love help updating this information, or any feedback you may have. Thanks!
Exaile 3.4.0 beta (codename "We're not dead yet!") released!
July 5, 2014, 2:01 a.m.

An exaile 3.4 release has been a long time coming. There are a TON of new features and fixes that are present in this release -- we'll provide a highlights summary for the official 3.4 release. However, you can see the launchpad page for a complete list of the bugs fixed in 3.4.

Despite being labeled a 'beta', this release should be stable for most users. The main reason for labeling it a 'beta' is that there are still a number of important fixes/features we'd like to get out there, but there's already so many features in that we want others to use.

Please try it out and report any bugs that you may find! We're hoping for a 3.4 final release by the end of the summer.

Exaile 3.3.2 Released!
Oct. 26, 2013, 5:21 p.m.
The Exaile developers are happy to announce that Exaile 3.3.2 has been released!


  • Tracks were sometimes selected incorrectly when searching a playlist
  • Sometimes the main window wouldn't appear when minimizing to the system tray
  • More tags supported for MP4/M4A/FLAC/OGG files
  • Locale bugs when executing --help
  • Updated Windows installer dependency download versions
  • Fixed plugins: librivox
A source release + windows installer is available now at Launchpad. Look for a 3.4 release to also happen later in Fall 2013.
Exaile 3.3.1 Released!
Nov. 15, 2012, 12:36 p.m.
The Exaile developers are happy to announce that Exaile 3.3.1 has been released!


  • Accessibility related fixes
  • Dynamic playlists are now working correctly
  • WMA files are properly supported now
  • Playlist import is now more robust
  • Internal tags (those starting with __) were clobbered when being restored to playlists, so things like ratings and other such things would disappear mysteriously. This is no longer the case.
  • Fixed plugins: ContextInfo, mini-mode, osd,
A source release + windows installer is available now at Launchpad.
Music categorization using Exaile
Oct. 6, 2012, 3 a.m.
One of our developers has written a blog post about quickly categorizing your music using one of the new plugins for Exaile 3.3.0 called 'GroupTagger'. Go check it out if you haven't already.