Quod Libet is a Linux music player with an extensive search feature that lets you tag and search your audio files to create exactly the listening experience you want. If you want to be able to customise your playlist with just a few quick search terms, this player gives you better tools than almost any other on the market.
Creating the perfect playlist
The major feature of Quod Libet is its search function, which lets you customise your search results using search expressions. Rather than simply identifying all the songs in a particular genre or all the ones by a particular artist, you can easily craft more complex searches. You might look for all your hip-hop songs from before 1996, for instance, or all your metal tracks except death metal. The range of tags is huge, allowing you to search not just by artist, album or genre but also by how long ago you added the track, how recently you've played it, or even the number of times you've skipped it. While you don't have to use these features -- it's a fine music player without them -- they make this the ideal playlist curation tool.
A little complex, but worth it
Perfecting the ideal Quod Libet search could be a process of trial and error, but this is definitely a great music player for those who love to tinker.