Cantata MPD Client 1.2.1 Released, Ubuntu Linux Mint PPA Is Ready

December 23, 2013

Cantata MPD 1.2.1

Cantata, yet another client for music player daemon now is at 1.2.1. This release brings a few improvements and bug fixes.

Currently Cantata has the following views:

  • Library – sorted as Album Artist (or Artist if Album Artist not set), Album, and finally Track.
  • Albums – displays albums as icons, sorted by their title.
  • Folders – displays MPDs virtual filesystem. (This view is hidden by default)
  • Playlists
  • Dynamic – dynamic playlists
  • Streams – allows saving of internet radio URLs
  • Online – Jamendo and Magnatune
  • Lyrics
  • Info – displays artist information from wikipedia/last.fm (via EchoNest)
  • Devices – enables copying from/to USB-Mass-Storage (UMS) and MTP devices, and ripping AudioCDs

Changes in Cantata 1.2.1:

  • Only use old Qt DBUS type annotations for Qt less than 4.8.2
  • Use “(c)” instead of “©”, as “©” seems to mess up Qt translations.
  • Fix tagtype and URL handler detection. Fixes Composer support, and streams.
  • Use 32×32 for drag’n’drop icon, 64×64 for highdpi.
  • Use audio-x-generic icon for drag’n’drop if no cover found.
  • Fix potential memory leak with cover images.
  • Fix crash when changing online view from list to tree, after a soundcloud search.
  • Use MPD status.playlistLength to determine number of playqueue items when controlling state of prev, next, and stop buttons.

Install Cantata via PPA:

I’ve made this release into PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.0 Raring, Linux Mint and their derivatives to make it easy to install.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one to install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mpd cantata

Cantata MPD client 1.2.1 PPA

If you would like to build from source code, go to KDE-Apps.org

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