Gmusicbrowser 1.1.16 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 20.04

Last updated: November 20, 2020 — 2 Comments

Gmusicbrowser, an open-source jukebox for large music collections, released version 1.1.16 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Linux Mint 20.

Gmusicbrowser 1.1.16 is the first release in over 5 years. And now it’s working on GTK3 port.

Changes in version 1.1.16 include:

  • Fix not working with perl >=5.24
  • Add support for .opus files
  • Add option to simplify tree in folder pane
  • Add option to ignore articles when sorting
  • Add has_picture and has_lyrics optional fields
  • Add artist_has_picture and album_has_picture virtual fields
  • PictureBrowser: add embedded picture mode (+ all files mode)
  • PictureBrowser: add “Reset view position when file changes” option
  • Add option to some fields to show a “find songs with same …” menu item
  • Add support for mp2 extension and change mp3 filetype
  • Update AppStream metadata
  • Update picture sources for picture finder plugin
  • Add musixmatch.com for lyrics plugin
  • Various bug-fixes and translation updates

How to Install gmusicbrowser 1.1.16 in Ubuntu:

The software offers official .deb binary package available to download at the link below:

gmusicbrowser-1.1.16_all.deb

Just grab the package and click install either via Gdebi package installer or “Software Install” context menu.

Install gmusicbrower via its official apt repository.

The software has an official apt repository for Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint based systems. You can add the repository then install the software and receive future package updates via Software Updater utility.

1. Add gmusicbrowser apt repository:

Run command in terminal to add its official repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://gmusicbrowser.org/deb ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gmusicbrowser.list'

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks for sudo prompt and hit Enter.

Then download & install the key via command:

wget http://gmusicbrowser.org/squentin.key.asc -O - | sudo apt-key add -

2. Refresh package cache & install the software:

Run command in terminal to update your system package cache:

sudo apt update

And finally install it via command:

sudo apt install gmusicbrowser

Uninstall gmusicbrowser:

To remove the music collections manager, simply open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove gmusicbrowser

To remove its apt repository, open Software & Updates -> Other Software tab and remove the repository line.

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2 responses to Gmusicbrowser 1.1.16 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 20.04

  1. I want this player but cannot get it installed on my Linux Manjaro system. I tried your command and it didn’t work. Maybe it’s just for Ubuntu?

    sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://gmusicbrowser.org/deb ./” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gmusicbrowser.list’
    [sudo] password for rick:
    sh: line 1: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gmusicbrowser.list: No such file or directory

    I also tried this:

    flatpak install flathub org.gmusicbrowser.gmusicbrowser  ✔
    Looking for matches…
    Required runtime for org.gmusicbrowser.gmusicbrowser/x86_64/stable (runtime/org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/40) found in remote flathub
    Do you want to install it? [Y/n]: y

    org.gmusicbrowser.gmusicbrowser permissions:
    ipc network fallback-x11 pulseaudio
    wayland x11 file access [1] bus ownership [2]

    [1] xdg-music
    [2] org.gmusicbrowser, org.gmusicbrowser.gmusicbrowser,
    org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.gmusicbrowser

    ID Branch Op Remote Download
    1. [✗] org.gnome.Platform 40 i flathub 1.0 kB / 365.0 MB
    2. [ ] org.gmusicbrowser.gmusicbrowser stable i flathub < 21.4 MB

    Error: Error deploying: While trying to checkout 3f77f9bf4e18a92ad7a1424d2611b29effb798209cad0aac465eba863a67d8ca into /var/lib/flatpak/runtime/org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/40/.3f77f9bf4e18a92ad7a1424d2611b29effb798209cad0aac465eba863a67d8ca-U1XEG1: Opening content object 1d9d49c966add5cfe9f68b707c20d39ae4ae7f30aaf099b9a80612286fc58d55: Couldn't find file object '1d9d49c966add5cfe9f68b707c20d39ae4ae7f30aaf099b9a80612286fc58d55'
    error: Failed to install org.gnome.Platform: Error deploying: While trying to checkout 3f77f9bf4e18a92ad7a1424d2611b29effb798209cad0aac465eba863a67d8ca into /var/lib/flatpak/runtime/org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/40/.3f77f9bf4e18a92ad7a1424d2611b29effb798209cad0aac465eba863a67d8ca-U1XEG1: Opening content object 1d9d49c966add5cfe9f68b707c20d39ae4ae7f30aaf099b9a80612286fc58d55: Couldn't find file object '1d9d49c966add5cfe9f68b707c20d39ae4ae7f30aaf099b9a80612286fc58d55'

    • Manjaro is Arch Linux based system. The package format is completely different to Ubuntu. I’m NOT familiar with Manjaro, but the system’s default package manager “pamac” (search it from start menu) has built-in support for AUR (the powerful Arch Linux Repository).

      Just go to settings in the pamac package manager, and enable AUR (in the last tab of settings maybe). And, then try searching for and installing “Gmusicbrowser” from the manager.

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