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Port of the week: cozy

Written by Solène, on 09 December 2021.
Tags: #portoftheweek

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1. Introduction §

The Port of the week of this end of 2021 is Cozy a GTK audio book player. There are currently not much alternative outside of audio players if you want to listen to audio books.

Cozy project website

2. How to install §

On OpenBSD I imported cozy in December 2021 so it will be available from OpenBSD 7.1 or now in -current, a simple "pkg_add cozy" is required to install.

On Linux, there is a flatpak package if your distribution doesn't provide a package.

3. Features §

Cozy provides a few features making it more interesting than a regular music player:

  • keep track of your advancement of each book
  • playback speed can be changed if you want to listen faster (or slower)
  • automatic rewind can be configured when you resume playing, it's useful when you need to pause when disturbed and you want to resume the playback
  • sleep timer if you want playback to stop after some time
  • the UI is easy to use and nice
  • can make local copies of audio books from remote sources

Screenshot of Cozy ready to play an audio book