DeaDBeeF Player 1.8.4 Released with Updated Soundtouch Plugin

June 29, 2020 — 1 Comment

The forth bug-fix release of deadbeef music player 1.8 series was released a day ago with many fixes.

Deadbeef 1.8.4 release highlights:

  • Soundtouch plugin has been updated, and is now included in the releases
  • Added %last_modified% title formatting keyword (Cristian Ciocaltea)
  • Fixed stack overflow bug in converter
  • Fixed buffer overflow bug in mp3 parser
  • Fixed handling of leading forward shash character in zipper file names
  • Fixed handling user-specified file mask in artwork plugin
  • Fixed CBR MP3 scanning performance
  • Fixed stack overflow in title formatting tint range calculation
  • Fixed pulseaudio plugin configuration backwards compatibility issue
  • Fixed last.fm scrobbling of streaming shoutcast tracks
  • Fixed deadlock when loading cuesheets which recursively reference themselves
  • Fixed a false-positive when detecting free format MP3 files
  • Fixed skipping unsupported fields in cuesheets
  • Fixed a regression which caused MP3 tag editing to crash when text can’t be represented as CP1252
  • Fixed playback of certain network streams
  • Fixed handling of ID3v2 COMM frame content description data

How to Install DeaDBeeF 1.8.4 in Ubuntu:

There’s an Ubuntu PPA repository that contains deadbeef .deb packages, the new release package should be available in a few days.

UPDATE: Now you can open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one to install DeadBeef 1.8.4 from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:spvkgn/deadbeef

sudo apt update

sudo add install deadbeef

You may also download the 64-bit .deb package from the link below:

DeaDBeeF for Linux

NOTE: If you’ve installed an old Deadbeef version from an Ubuntu PPA, you have to remove it first (run following command in terminal), as the .deb from the previous link will install the music player into /opt/ directory.

sudo apt remove deadbeef

Then install the .deb via Gdebi package installer (available in Ubuntu Software) and enjoy!

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One response to DeaDBeeF Player 1.8.4 Released with Updated Soundtouch Plugin

  1. Good player. Still, Audacious is much better.

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