DeaDBeeF Music Player 1.8.2 Released with Stability Fixes

August 2, 2019 — Leave a comment

The second bug-fix release for Deadbeef 1.8 series was released a day ago with some stability fixes and improvements.

Deadbeef 1.8.2 release highlights:

  • Volume control from command line supports increment syntax
  • Fixed writing multi-value fields into FLAC tags
  • Map ALBUMARTIST field to ALBUM ARTIST field in FLAC
  • Fixed sound output plugin selection bug in GTK UI
  • Fixed crash when opening files of 0 size
  • Fixed UI freeze when nullout plugin is selected
  • Fixed a regression in restoring the last selected folder in GTK file chooser

How to Install Deadbeef in Ubuntu:

There’s a PPA repository contains the most recent Deadbeef packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and their derivatives.

NOTE: the PPA is not updated at the moment for the new release. CHECK the previous PPA link before getting started.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) from application menu, and run command to add the PPA:

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

2. Then install or upgrade the music player via command:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install deadbeef

To remove Deadbeef:

To remove the PPA repository, open Software & Updates -> Other Software, and remove the repository line.

To remove DeadBeef, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove deadbeef

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