Qmmp music player 1.2.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

Last updated: November 26, 2017

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Qmmp, a Qt-based music player with winamp or xmms like interface, reached the new major 1.2.0 (and 0.11.0 for Qt4) release with many new features, improvements, and some bug-fixes.

Changes in Qmmp 1.2.0 (0.11.0) include:

  • added archive reader plugin (requires TagLib >= 1.11), file writer plugin, and icecast output plugin
  • added feature to disable notifications when another application is in the full screen mode
  • added cover tab to the track details dialog
  • added ‘--volume-status‘ and ‘--mute-status‘ command-line option
  • added feature to change user interface from command line
  • added parent directory name to the title formatting fields
  • added cache to the lyrics plugin
  • added feature to clear window title when playback is finished
  • added ‘Raise’ method implementation to the mpris plugin
  • added mount point list to the file dialog (1.2.0 only)
  • improved plugin API, cover cache, visualization support
  • improved aac plugin, sndfile plugin, mpeg,plugin, qsui plugin, audio format determination in the ffmpeg plugin
  • improved m3u, pls and xspf support
  • improved DirectSound and WASAPI support
  • added lame header and gapless support
  • improved file type determination
  • added quick search to the playlist and the file system browser
  • added feature to change toolbar icon size
  • added record button
  • added cover image alignment
  • reduced memory usage
  • improved settings
  • fixed memory leaks
  • fixed FVWM support (0.11.0 only)
  • translation updates

How to Install Qmmp 1.2.0 (0.11.0) in Ubuntu:

Qmmp has an PPA repository that offers the latest packages for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher, and then run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:forkotov02/ppa

2. Then update and install Qmmp and its plugins:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack

The commands install Qmmp 1.2.0 (Qt5 version) in Ubuntu 16.04 & higher, and Qmmp 0.11.0 (Qt4 version) in Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 12.04.

For Ubuntu 16.04 and higher users who want to install Qmmp 0.11.0 (Qt4 version), run following commands instead:

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install qmmp-qt4 qmmp-plugin-pack-qt4


You can manage the PPA repository via Software & Updates utility, under Other Software tab.

To remove Qmmp music player, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove qmmp qmmp-qt4 qmmp-plugin-pack qmmp-plugin-pack-qt4


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