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Nuvola Cloud Music Player in Ubuntu

Nuvola Player, app that integrates Google Music, Bandcamp, Deezer, Grooveshark, Hype Machine, 8tracks, Pandora, Rdio and Amazon Cloud Player with Linux desktop recently released version 2.3.0.

As you may know, the developer has announced that Nuvola Player is discontinued until a new developer is found or a funding goal ($59.00 per week) for the current maintainer is reached. Now, the developer receives $60 per week and Nuvola Player seems to be active again!

What’s New in Nuvola Player 2.3.0:

Service updates manager, which can be used to download and install updates of service integrations providing hot fixes for breakages caused by sudden changes in a web interface of streaming services. Purpose of these updated is to provide these fixes faster without waiting for new Nuvola Player release.

Detection of Flash plugin and GStreamer issues has been improved with links to the new help site. JavaScript API was given methods to check format support and version was increased to 2.2.

Google Play 4.4: fixed sandbox pattern to enable Flash object for playback.

Added donation bar.

Updated VAPI files and added libnotify.vapi from Vala 0.22.1 tarball to fix build error.
Google Play 4.5: Fix next/previous action broken by a recent web app update.

Nuvola Cloud Player service updater

Nuvola Player supported Cloud Music services

Install Nuvola Player:

The PPA is ready for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer

Nuvola Player Homepage

How to Install Nuvola Player 2.2 in Ubuntu 13.10

Last updated: October 20, 2013

Nuvola Cloud Music Player

Nuvola is a cloud music integration for your Linux desktop. It supports Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud Player, 8tracks, Grooveshark, Hype Machine, Pandora, Rido.

Although the maintainer has discontinued the development of this project, it’s still available for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives on its PPA.

Tutorial Objectives:

  • Install Nuvola Player in Ubuntu 13.10
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command below to add the unstable PPA which works great on my laptop.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/unstable

Then update system package lists:

sudo apt-get update

Install the cloud player as well as the flash plugin:

sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer nuvolaplayer-flashplugin

nuvola player ubuntu 13.10

The Cloud music player Nuvola 2.2 added new service Bandcamp & Libre.fm. Here’s how to install or upgrade Nuvola Player 2.2 in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and their derivatives such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS Luna.

New features in Nuvola 2.2:

Nuvola now supports Bandcamp. Bandcamp is an online music store, as well as a platform for artist promotion, that caters mainly to independent artists. Artists on Bandcamp have a customizable microsite with the albums they upload. All tracks can be played for free on the website and some artists offer free music downloads.

bandcamp

Nuvola Player supports scrobling to Libre.fm, a free Last.fm alternative.

Last.fm love and ban actions are available from the main menu (control), tray icon and Unity quick list.

Some services allow you to download songs, but file downloads were not supported by Nuvola Player. File downloads have been enabled and a simple downloads manager has been created to address this issue.

nuvola download manager

Other changes:

  • File INSTALL: Added information how to run Nuvola Player from source directory.
  • Google Play: Fixed detection of playback status.
  • Google Play: Enable links to song downloading.
  • Updated translations.
  • Updated translations template.
  • Deezer: Fixed metadata and playback status parsing.

Install Nuvola Player 2.2:

Nuvola Player Stable PPA is ready. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one to install it on your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer nuvolaplayer-flashplugin

The Cloud Based Nuvola Music Player has reached 2.1.0. It brings new features for users as well as for service maintainers and many bug fixes.

As you may know, Nuvola Player runs a web interface of cloud music services – Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud Player, 8tracks, Grooveshark, Hype Machine, Pandora, Rido – in its own window and provides integration with a Linux desktop.

nuvola player ubuntu unity

The new release Nuvola 2.1.0 brings following changes:

  • Added information about format support.
  • New service Deezer.
  • Extensions: Almost all extensions are enabled by default.
  • Notifications extension: Added support for actions and resident notifications.
  • Last.fm extension: Added switches to disable scrobbling for particular services.
  • Added a few keyboard shortcuts: Go back Left and go forward Right.
  • Service selector is opened in a separate window and uses native GTK+ widgets instead of web view. GTK+ zoom level is respected and non-free screenshots are not loaded.
  • User interface: Added option to prefer dark GTK+ theme.
  • Context menu of a web view is populated with custom actions.
  • Removed UI modes “toolbar only” and “both toolbar and menubar”. Main menu reorganized.
  • MPRIS extension: Renamed to Remote Player Interface.
  • Install / Upgrade Nuvola Player in Ubuntu

    For Ubuntu and its derivatives, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/stable
    
    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer