Cantata, yet another client for the music player daemon (MPD), has recently updated to version 1.3.3 with improvements and bug fixes.
As you may know, cantata was originally started as a fork of QtMPC, the code is now very different. It can be compiled with KDE support, or as a pure Qt4 application. The interface is very configurable – most views can be shown as either a list or tree structure.
Changes in Cantata 1.3.3:
- If Cantata is started whilst an instance is also running, raise window of current instance. (Linux only fix)
- Add song to playqueue from albums page when double-clicked.
- Fix display of online-service track album-artist in copy dialog.
- Ensure library is loaded the very first time Cantata is run (ie. after connected to MPD via initial settings wizard).
- When song is updated in context view, abort any current network jobs.
- Fix expand all / collapse all actions. Expand all will only expand 1 level for main browsers.
- When reading lines from user mpd.conf file, read as utf-8.
- Reset devices and online-services models when artist-view cover size changes.
- If downloading online-service track listing fails, then stop loader and show error.
- Use new location of Jamendo DB listing.
Install Cantata in Ubuntu:
I’ve uploaded the latest build of this MPD client to my PPA. It’s available for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusy, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy and their derivatives.
To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cantata
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