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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 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:


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 ./" >> /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 -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.

latest gmusicbrowser ubuntu

Gmusicbrowser is an open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ogg/flac/mpc/ape files. This tutorial will show you how to install the latest version, so far it’s gmusicbrowser 1.1.11, in Ubuntu via PPA.

Gmusicbrowser 1.1.11 was released a few days ago, and here’s the changelog:

  • improve search responsiveness (improve responsiveness of SimpleSearch)
  • add auto-update mode that keeps browser lists sorted and filtered (on by default, can be disabled in the songlist/songtree option menu)
  • picture finder plugin: update google image, add bing and yahoo, various small changes
  • albuminfo plugin: update and fix parsing of Allmusic’s pages
  • various improvements to song properties and mass-tagging dialogs
  • gstreamer : add option to monitor pulseaudio’s volume, off by default as it is unstable due to thread problems with the libraries
  • close-to-tray option no longer depends on the use-tray option
  • various improvements and small fixes to error dialogs asking to retry
  • fix default filters “added today” and “played today” doing the opposite of what they say (only fixed for new users, if you were affected you have to edit them to fix it)
  • add a new-page button on TabbedLists/Context/NB (can be disabled with newbutton=0)
  • better handling of vertical scripts in vertical tabs
  • fix combo boxes for setting artist options in the misc tab of preferences
  • fix dialog for selecting label icons up-scaling small icons
  • dbus API: make CurrentSong output more fields
  • songtree: add $discname group variable
  • translation updates: Chinese(Taiwan), Finnish, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish

Install gmusicbrowser in Ubuntu:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one. It will always install the latest packages from launchpad PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:andreas-boettger/gmusicbrowser-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gmusicbrowser

Currently the PPA supports Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

If you don’t like PPAs, download & install the .deb package from launchpad page