For those who to install KDE’s Elisa music player, the official flatpak (containerised software package) is available for most Linux desktops including Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04.
Elisa is a music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use. We also recognize that we need a flexible product to account for the different workflows and use-cases of our users.
We focus on a very good integration with the Plasma desktop of the KDE community without compromising the support for other platforms (other Linux desktop environments, Windows and Android).
We are creating a reliable product that is a joy to use and respects our users privacy. As such, we will prefer to support online services where users are in control of their data.
How to Install Elisa player in Ubuntu via Flatpak
Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application launcher. When it opens, run following commands one by one:
1. First install Flatpak framework if not exist (For Ubuntu 16.04, add the PPA first):
sudo apt-get install flatpak
2. Then add the flathub repository:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
3. Finally install the Elisa music player:
flatpak install flathub org.kde.elisa
Once successfully installed, open the music player from application launcher and enjoy!
To remove the Flatpak package, simply run command in terminal:
flatpak uninstall org.kde.elisa
You may also remove the KDE platform runtime (sandboxed) via command:
flatpak uninstall org.kde.Platform