Cantata 2.3.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

April 27, 2018 — 1 Comment

Cantata MPD client 2.3.0 was released a day ago with a large list of changes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04, and/or Ubuntu 14.04.

Changes in Cantata 2.3.0 include:

  • Only disable system tray support if org.kde.StatusNotifierWatcher is not registered when running under Gnome.
  • Add ability to change grid cover size – Ctrl+ / Ctrl-
  • Avahi support (automatic mpd discovery)
  • Add “Add Local Files” to playqueue context menu.
  • Add support for Haiku
  • Add support for forked-DAAP – thanks to Wolfgang Scherer.
  • Reduce memory usage by correctly calculating cost of covers for in-memory cache.
  • Use IO::Socket::IP and not IO::Socket::INET in cantata-dynamic to allow usage with IPv6.
  • Enable remote (sshfs, samba) device support by default for Linux builds.
  • Make track links in context view work with CUE files.
  • Support dragging folder of music files onto playqueue.
  • Support dragging m3u and m3u8 playlists onto playqueue.
  • Add ‘Categorized’ view for albums in library.
  • Add settings page to configure API keys.
  • Add Suru icon for Ubuntu builds.

And there are various other changes, see HERE for details.

How to Install Cantata 2.3.0 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases, you can install Cantata 2.3.0 via the unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcuts or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata-qt

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. For those who have a previous release installed, upgrade Cantata via Software Updater:

or install it for the first time via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install cantata mpd

Uninstall:

To remove cantata MPD client either use system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove cantata

To remove the PPA repository, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

One response to Cantata 2.3.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Thank you for the package.

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