Install Nightingale Player on Ubuntu, Linux Mint via PPA Repository

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install the Nightingale Music Player on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint 15, 14, 13 via ppa repository.

Nightingale is a free music player with a beautiful interface and a wide range of supported audio formats, all with multi-platform support!

To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command, then run in terminal to add the ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-release

2.) If you’ve already installed Synaptic Package Manager, open it and click Reload button. Search for and install the nightingale package:

If not, run the below command instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install nightingale


UPDATE: To uninstall the software, also use Synaptic Package Manager, or run following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove nightingale && sudo apt-get autoremove

The PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility via Other Software tab.

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  1. Nope. Doesn’t work.

    When I try the last method (since the Package Manager search did not find nightingale), I get the following:

    W: Failed to fetch “” 404 Not Found

    1. Sound like you’re running on Linux Mint 14 Nadia? The output means you were error adding the repository. Don’t know why, but you can directly download the DEB installer from this page. For Linux Mint 14 Nadia 32-bit, download the below package:


      Then install it via below command in terminal:

      sudo dpkg -i nightingale_1.12~beta-0~13056~quantal1_i386.deb; sudo apt-get -f install
  2. I had to replace the ppa from this article

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-nightly

    Then it worked.

  3. Thanks a million. I followed the steps and it worked like a charm.

    Running Linux Mint 17 on a 12 year old platform.

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