clementine(1) A modern music player and library organizer


clementine [options] [URL(s)]


This manual page documents briefly the clementine commands.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

clementine is modern music player and library organizer. It is inspired by Amarok 1.4 and is written to take advantage of Qt4.

Features :

Search and play your local music library.
Listen to internet radio from, SomaFM and Magnatune.
Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX.
Visualisations from projectM.
Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC
Edit tags on MP3 and OGG files, organise your music.
Download missing album cover art from
Cross-platform - works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Native desktop notifications on Linux (libnotify) and Mac OS X (Growl).
Supports MPRIS on Linux, or remote control using the command-line.


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
-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:

-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.
-e --engine
Select engine
-g --language <lang>
Change the language


Clementine main developers :

David Sansome [email protected]
John Maguire [email protected]

This manual page was written by Thomas PIERSON [email protected] 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.