Clementine 1.2 Gets Great New Features, Install it in Ubuntu

September 16, 2013 — 5 Comments

The Music Player Clementine 1.2 is coming with cloud services. It adds support for Subsonic, indexing & playing music from Box, Dropbox, Skydrive, and Ubuntu One. Add remote control support for Android and Playlist tab to the sidebar.


As well as the above main features, Clementine 1.2 also contains below new features:

  • Add configurable blur & opacity to album art when used as a playlist background.
  • Support Opus where available.
  • Support .mka and .oga file extensions.
  • Parsing support for WPL playlists.
  • Sort providers by user preference.
  • Add year and bitrate to MPRIS2 messages.
  • Add “not equals” operator to fields in the smart playlist wizard.
  • Add an option to write ratings, play count and scores to files.
  • Add options to show the rating and score on the OSD.
  • Add support for POPM tags.
  • Add support for FMPS tags in Ogg, FLAC, MP4 and ASF files.
  • Compile the bundled Taglib with ASF, MP4 and Opus support.
  • Make it possible to cancel cover searches.
  • Add an option to resume playback on startup.
  • Add support for Performer and Grouping tags.
  • Add Radio GFM.
  • Add an Apply button to the settings dialog.
  • Make it possible to mark all episodes of a podcast as new/listened.
  • Add an option for fading in/out on pause/unpause.
  • Add stereo balance slider to the equalizer.
  • Add a –restart-or-previous commandline flag.
  • Allow files to be transcoded directly from the playlist.
  • Export downloaded album covers
  • see changelog

Although this is not officially 1.2 yet, it already works completely flawless Clementine 1.2 stable is out! Packages for Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Debian wheezy, squeeze, Fedora, Windows are ready!

Download Clementine on Google Code

You can also add the Clementine PPA to get it on your Ubuntu system when it’s ready. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clementine


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5 responses to Clementine 1.2 Gets Great New Features, Install it in Ubuntu

  1. Installed Clementine 1.2 on Kubuntu 13.04. The remote seems to work fine but Clementine just ends when i try to play a song, whether its from the remote or directly from the PC. No error is reported if i run from a terminal and i am not seeing anything in the system logs to indicate what the problem might be.

  2. Nikita Goedhals October 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Best Player Ever!

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