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Ubuntu Touch Music App 2.0

For those who are running Ubuntu 14.10 or Ubuntu 15.04, here’s how to easily install a desktop preview of the Music App 2.0 which will be installed on Ubuntu Touch devices.

I’ve tried this Music App a few days ago in Ubuntu 14.10, but got ‘std::runtime_error’ similar error although the bug has been marked as fixed.

Now the player works in my laptop. Don’t know why, all I did is remove the .cache/mediascanner-2.0 folder under my Home folder and restart computer when I was first time trying the app. Here are the screenshots:

Install Music App via PPA in Ubuntu 15.04/Ubuntu 14.10:

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

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:vthompson/ppa

2. After that, update package cache and install the Music App by running below two commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install music-app music-app-autopilot

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb packages directly from launchpad page. is a basic python script that allows to browse all the applications available in Ubuntu Touch App Store through a web browser.

Meizu MX4, to be released few months later, will be the first mobile devices with pre-installed Ubuntu Touch OS. In addition to the default core applications, there are already quite a few third-party apps available in the App Store.

With a simple python script, desktop users can search and view all the Ubuntu Touch applications available in App Store.

Download the script from Github page:

Once you downloaded the package:

  1. Extract and go into the result folder.
  2. Right-click on the script file and select Properties, under Permissions tab, check the box between “Execute:” and “Allow executing file as program”.
  3. Finally run the script from the context menu and you’ll see the window in above picture.

If you don’t see the Run option in file’s context menu, go to File Browser Menu -> Edit -> Preferences -> Behavior tab, check the box where it says “Run executable text files when they are opened”. You might need to run command nautilus -q to restart Nautilus to take place.

That’s it. Enjoy!