Open Clementine

$ clementine

Start playing a music file
$ clementine [url/or/path/to/file.ext]

Toggle between pausing and playing
$ clementine --play-pause

Stop playback
$ clementine --stop

Skip to the next track
$ clementine --next

Skip to the previous track
$ clementine --previous

Load a playlist file
$ clementine --load [path/to/playlist.ext]

Play the 5th track in the currently loaded playlist
$ clementine --play-track [5]


clementine [options] [URL(s)]


Clementine is a multiplatform music player focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.

Features :
- Search and play your local music library.
- Listen to internet radio from,, IntergalacticFM, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo, Digitally Imported,,, Icecast and Subsonic servers.
- Search and play songs you've uploaded to SeaFile, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
- Create smart playlists and dynamic playlists.
- Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX.
- CUE sheet support.
- Play audio CDs.
- Visualisations from projectM.
- Lyrics and artist biographies and photos.
- Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC.
- Edit tags on MP3 and OGG files, organise your music.
- Fetch missing tags from MusicBrainz.
- Discover and download Podcasts.
- Download missing album cover art from
- Native desktop notifications using libnotify.
- Remote control using an Android device, a Wii Remote, MPRIS or the command-line.
- Copy music to your iPod, iPhone, MTP or mass-storage USB player.
- Queue manager.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the Info files.

Player options :

-p --play

Start the playlist currently playing.

-t --play-pause

Play if stopped, pause if playing.

-u --pause

Pause playback

-s --stop

Stop playback

-q --stop-after-current

Stop playback after current track

-r --previous

Skip backwards in playlist.

-f --next

Skip forwards in playlist.

-v --volume <value>

Set the volume to <value> percent.


Increase the volume by 4%.


Decrease the volume by 4%..

--seek-to <seconds>

Seek the currently playing track to an absolute position.

--seek-by <seconds>

Seek the currently playing track by a relative amount.

Playlist options:

-c --create <name>

Create a new playlist with files/URLs.

-a --append

Append files/URLs to the playlist.

-l --load

Loads files/URLs, replacing current playlist.

-k --play-track <n>

Play the <n>th track in the playlist

Other options:

-h --help

Show summary of options.

-o --show-osd

Display the on-screen-display.

-y --toggle-pretty-osd

Toggle visibility for the pretty on-screen-display

-g --language <lang>

Change the language


Equivalent to --log-levels *:1


Equivalent to --log-levels *:3

--log-levels <levels>

Comma separated list of class:level, level is 0-3


Print out version information


Clementine main authors are David Sansome and John Maguire

This manual page was written by Thomas PIERSON for the Debian system (and may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3.

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