kunst VS cava

Compare kunst vs cava and see what are their differences.


Download and display album art or display embedded album art (by sdushantha)


Console-based Audio Visualizer for Alsa (by karlstav)
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kunst cava
2 17
255 2,187
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1.7 5.1
about 2 months ago 10 days ago
Shell C
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of kunst. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-10.
  • Perks of having a LinuxAudio setup!
    Music: Music Player Daemon (The ALSA of music players!) MOC (Terminal frontend for MPD) ncmpcpp (Anyone who tells you there's a better music player for Linux than this, is a scammer!) kunst (Even blind people need Album Art to listen music ;) Spicetify (Spicey Spotify with pywal!)
  • How can I set a keybind to show album art?
    reddit.com/r/ncmpcpp | 2021-01-08
    It looks amazing I will definitely give it a try. I've already installed kunst, but I've found it crashes a lot.


Posts with mentions or reviews of cava. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-01.
  • i just figured this out now that mpv supports cava if --ao=pulse is set
    reddit.com/r/termux | 2021-09-08
    Cava is a console-based audio visualizer.
  • Was told y'all might like my new laptop setup
    reddit.com/r/outrun | 2021-09-01
    The little one at the bottom right is mako, the music player is ncmpcpp and the music visualiser is cava
  • Plasma Astronaut.
    reddit.com/r/desktops | 2021-08-21
    Hey everyone! My screenshots with KDE plasma. Customization: Github. *Font: [Hack](https://github.com/source-foundry/Hack) * Terminal: [Kitty](https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty) * Process Info: [htop](https://hisham.hm/htop/) * Process Info: [bpytop](https://github.com/aristocratos/bpytop) * System Info: [neofetch](https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch) * Terminal color script: [shell-color-scripts](https://gitlab.com/dwt1/shell-color-scripts) * Audio Visualizer: [cava](https://github.com/karlstav/cava) * Dock: [Latte-dock](https://github.com/KDE/latte-dock) * Wallpaper: [Wallpaper](https://imgur.com/a/suFAKvv) * Misc: [pipes.sh](https://github.com/pipeseroni/pipes.sh) Thanks to all.
  • POP OS // GNOME [Dash-to-panel]
    reddit.com/r/pop_os | 2021-08-11
    Audio visualizer: cava
  • Perks of having a LinuxAudio setup!
    Other tools: Ardour (as the default DAW) Audacity (for usual editing and recording) Non-Session Manager Carla Plugin Host (Neat way to manage plugins on Linux!) Catia Patchbay (That first screenshot is from here!) aj-snapshot (Click a snapshot of your JACK/ALSA connections, with one command!) vcvrack (The most fun thing, ever.) cava (Fancy sound visualization in terminal for ALSA)
  • What are some of the "prettiest" terminal user interface applications you've used?
  • first nord rice
    reddit.com/r/nordtheme | 2021-04-10
  • Audio visualization
    reddit.com/r/obs | 2021-03-29
    Hello community, do you have a recommendation for a plugin that would show the sound visualization like this? I've used cava (https://github.com/karlstav/cava) as a sound visualization but if there is something like what is in this video then wow that would be great https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZRcQOxeXNs
  • [dwm] st'nin boxdraw patchini güncellemek isteyen hayırseverlere sesleniş
    reddit.com/r/Linuxtr | 2021-03-18
    ses görselleştiricisi: cava
  • [BSPWM + BTW] Cherry <3
    reddit.com/r/unixporn | 2021-02-25
    The music visualizer is CAVA & the Jigglypuff is an ANSII Art from a AUR package called as PokeShell. Enjoy :)

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kunst and cava you can also consider the following projects:

conky - Light-weight system monitor for X.

spectralizer - Audio visualizer plugin for obs-studio

cli-visualizer - CLI based audio visualizer

ncspot - Cross-platform ncurses Spotify client written in Rust, inspired by ncmpc and the likes.

pulsemixer - CLI and curses mixer for PulseAudio

spicetify-cli - Commandline tool to customize Spotify client. Supports Windows, MacOS and Linux.

polybar - A fast and easy-to-use status bar

bpytop - Linux/OSX/FreeBSD resource monitor

mpd - Music Player Daemon

jack2 - jack2 codebase

nord - An arctic, north-bluish color palette.

mocp - Music On Console Player