How to Install Deadbeef Music Player 0.5.6 in Ubuntu 13.10

October 18, 2013 — 2 Comments

DeadBeef ubuntu 13.10

The DeadBeef music player now is available for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander in its PPA repository after Canonical released the Ubuntu 13.10 Final.

As you may know, DeedBeef is a free audio player for Linux only. It has following features:

  • mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, ape, wv/iso.wv, wav, m4a/mp3 (aac and alac), mpc, tta, cd audio, and many more
  • nsf, ay, vtx, vgm/vgz, spc and many other popular chiptune formats
  • SID with HVSC song length database support for sid
  • tracker modules – mod, s3m, it, xm, etc
  • ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, APEv2, Xing/Info, VorbisComments tag reading and writing, as well as reading many other tag/metadata formats in most supported formats
  • automatic character set detection for non-unicode id3 tags – supports cp1251, iso8859-1, and now chinese cp936 (optional), as well as SHIFT-JIS and MS-DOS CP866 for selected formats
  • unicode tags are fully supported as well (both utf8 and ucs2)
  • cuesheet (.cue files) support, including charset detection/conversion
  • clean fast GUI using GTK2 and GTK3, you pick what you like more!
  • no GNOME or KDE dependencies
  • minimization to system tray, with scrollwheel volume control, etc
  • drag and drop, both in playlist, and from other apps
  • control playback from command line
  • global hotkeys
  • multiple playlists using tabbed interface
  • album cover display
  • OSD notifications about current playing songs
  • 18-band graphical equalizer and other DSP plugins
  • built-in high quality tag editor, with custom fields support
  • customizable groups in playlists
  • customizable columns with flexible title formatting
  • streaming radio support for ogg vorbis, mp3 and aac streams
  • gapless playback for correctly encoded files
  • lots of plugin, such as global hotkeys, scrobbler, converter, and many more, sdk is included
  • comes with advanced Converter plugin, which allows to transcode files to other formats
  • was tested on x86, x86_64, powerpc, arm, mips architectures, should work on most modern platforms
  • new features are being added all the time — check for updates frequently!
  • Install Deadbeef Music Player:

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-player

    Then you can install it from Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates. Or run below commands instead:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install deadbeef

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    2 responses to How to Install Deadbeef Music Player 0.5.6 in Ubuntu 13.10

    1. sounds good but where’s the windows port?

      • Microsoft Windows? Oops, this is an audio player for GNU Linux. There are no Windows, OSX or iOS versions though, sorry for that.

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