DeaDBeeF 1.8.1 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 18.04 / Higher

Last updated: July 2, 2019

Deadbeef audio player 1.8.1 was released a few days ago with various bug-fixes and performance improvements for the 1.8 series.

Deadbeef 1.8.1 release highlights:

  • Fixed audio freeze while sorting
  • Fixed error messages when loading PLS playlist with relative paths
  • Removed the unmaintained sndio plugin
  • Added experimental subgrouping support in playlist
  • Added new title formatting functions $stripprefix and $swapprefix
  • Updated Repeat and Shuffle hotkey names to match the menus
  • Fixed rounding bug of total playtime in statusbar
  • Added FLAC plugin option to ignore corrupted stream errors
  • Fixed reloading replaygain info
  • Fixed writing replaygain info to APEv2 tags
  • And many other bug-fixes, see the release note for details.

How to Install DeaDBeeF 1.8.1 in Ubuntu:

The new release package is available to install in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04 via PPA repository.

1. Open terminal either from app launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-player

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then refresh system package cache and install deadbeef via following 2 commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install deadbeef

Once installed, open the player from your system application menu and enjoy!


To remove the music player, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove deadbeef

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates -> Other Software.


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One response to DeaDBeeF 1.8.1 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 18.04 / Higher

  1. Great player, thanks