Cantata 2.3.2 Available in PPA for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04

August 4, 2018

Cantata MPD client 2.3.2 was released a few days ago. Now you can easily install it via PPA in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives.

Changes in Cantata 2.3.2 include:

  • Store actual song path for local files (mainly affects windows)
  • When using Track Organizer to rename music tracks, rename any other files that have the same basename as the music file.
  • Install cantata.png to use as Windows tray icon.
  • Remove internal Samba share mounting code, this had some privilege escalation issues, and is not well tested.
  • Use 32-bit unsigned int to store output IDs.
  • When marking podcast episodes for download, and ‘show only unplayed’ is checked, then only download unplayed episodes.
  • Fix smart playlists with a rating range and no song include/exclude rules.
  • Enable proxy config settings page by default.
  • Add Brazilian Portuguese translation
  • Fix ‘Locate In Library / Album’ for albums with musicbrainz ID.
  • Check HTTP stream URLs are valid URLs, and scheme starts with http.
  • Due to reports of crashes in libvlc code, default to using QtMultiMedia for HTTP stream playback on Linux builds (already default for Mac/Win).
  • Use “:/” as root path for windows folder browse, seems to then list each drive.
  • If a dynamic playlist has rating 0..5 stars, then include all songs (even those without an explicit rating).
  • Ubuntu icon theme is now named Yaru, so install there.
  • Don’t install Yaru icon by default.

How to Install Cantata 2.3.2 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases, you can install Cantata 2.3.2 via the unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcuts or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Input your password (no asterisks 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.

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2 responses to Cantata 2.3.2 Available in PPA for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04

  1. The ID3Tag for discnumbers seems to be limitied. Integers above 32 aren’t supported. Is there a workaround?

  2. Will Cantata 2.3.2 be made available for 18.10 Cosmic?

    Thank you.