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Cantata MPD client released version 2.3.3 a few hours ago with enhancements and many bug-fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 14.04.

Cantata 2.3.3 release highlights:

  • Add ‘.opus’ to list of recognised extensions for local files.
  • Remove confirmation dialog when saving replaygain tags.
  • Fix saving ‘Descending’ order for smart playlists.
  • Allow .jpeg as extension from cover dialog.
  • Fix QMediaPlayer stuck with network streams
  • Fix ‘Show Current Song Information’ (i) toolbar button
  • Add option to sort smart playlists by title.
  • Change toolbar colours if palette changes.
  • Add more actions to search page results.
  • Fix MusicBrainz disc ID calculation.
  • And various other changes, see the release page for details.

How to Install Cantata 2.3.3 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases, you can install Cantata 2.3.3 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 user 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

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, skip sudo apt-get update as it’s done while adding the PPA.

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.

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.

Qt5 graphical MPD client Cantata 2.3.1 was released earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04, and/or Ubuntu 14.04.

Cantata 2.3.1 was released with a large number of changes. Here are some of them:

  • Set Smart rules ‘files added in the last days’ limit to 10*365
  • Fix enabling of add/replace play queue actions for Jamendo/Magnatune.
  • Use JSON to encode song details when adding online tracks.
  • Fix crash if try to expand dirble and --no-network passed to Cantata.
  • Remove custom icon theme, and just use FontAwesome.
  • Add genius.com to list of lyrics providers.
  • Some lyrics improvements.
  • Fix playback of downloaded podcasts.
  • Fix saving of podcast images to JPG.
  • Limit SoundCloud results to 200 matches.
  • Add file max-age to dynamic playlist rules.
  • Some UI improvements, and translation updates.

How to Install Cantata 2.3.1 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases, you can install Cantata 2.3.1 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 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.

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.

Cantata, an open-source graphical MPD client, reached 2.2.0 release earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10 and their derivatives.

Cantata 2.2.0 release highlights:

  • Add option to specify number of play queue tracks for dynamic playlists.
  • Add option to set application style.
  • Fix potential issue with priority menu items being disabled.
  • Remove unity menu icon work-around.
  • Fix desktop detection via XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP – check for colon separated values.
  • In playlists page, internet, etc, allow back navigation to go fully back.
  • Smart playlists – like dynamic, but do not auto update.
  • Use em-dash to as separator.
  • Add device option to only transcode if source is FLAC or WAV.
  • Fix extraction of album names from DB
  • Fix some potential security issues.
  • Fix sidebar highlight for windows (at least for Windows 10).
  • Only enable system tray for Linux if org.kde.StatusNotifierWatcher DBUS service is registered.
  • Fix MPRIS track path.
  • Fix MPRIS can go next/previous state changes.

Cantata 2.2.0

How to Install Cantata 2.2.0 via PPA in Ubuntu:

Besides building from source, all current Ubuntu users can install Cantata 2.2.0 via an 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.