kunst VS pulsemixer

Compare kunst vs pulsemixer and see what are their differences.


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


CLI and curses mixer for PulseAudio (by GeorgeFilipkin)
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kunst pulsemixer
2 2
255 482
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1.7 0.0
about 2 months ago about 1 year ago
Shell Python
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 pulsemixer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-30.
  • Switching between audio output devices easily
    reddit.com/r/i3wm | 2021-07-30
    Not a solution for switching audio devices from polybar, but if you're currently using pavucontrol, I highly recommend switching to pulsemixer: https://github.com/GeorgeFilipkin/pulsemixer
  • Perks of having a LinuxAudio setup!
    Mixers: alsamixer (always used) pulsemixer (always used) jack_mixer (autostarts on startup with customized default settings) qasmixer (very rarely) Non-Mixer(very rarely)

What are some alternatives?

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

cava - Console-based Audio Visualizer for Alsa

pajackconnect - Make JACK Work With PulseAudio

noise-repellent - An lv2 plugin for broadband noise reduction

mpd - Music Player Daemon

pavucontrol - Mirror of the PulseAudio Volume Control application (for bug reports and pull requests go to the website!)

mocp - Music On Console Player

Spicetify - Spice up your Spotify client