Sunday, June 19, 2016

How To Install Install Quod Libet 3.6.2 on Ubuntu

Quod Libet is a music management program. It provides several different ways to view your audio library, as well as support for Internet radio and audio feeds. It has extremely flexible metadata tag editing and searching capabilities, using the same interface as Ex Falso.

Supported formats include MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, and MOD/XM/IT.


Audio Playback
  •         Multiple audio back-ends (GStreamer, xine-lib)
  •         Replay Gain support
  •         Auto-selects between ‘track’ and ‘album’ mode based on current view and play order
  •         Applies clipping prevention whenever available
  •         Configurable default (fallback) and pre-amp values to suit any audio setup
  •         Multimedia key support
  •         Real shuffle mode, that plays the whole playlist before repeating
  •         Weighted (by rating) random playback
  •         Proper ‘Previous’ support in shuffle mode
  •         A play queue
  •         Bookmarks within files (or playlists, with a plugin)

Editing Tags
  •         Full Unicode support
  •         Make changes to many files at once
  •         Make changes across all supported file formats
  •         Tag files based on their filenames with configurable formats
  •         Rename files based on their tags
  •         No ugly %a, %t patterns - more readable <artist>, <title> instead
  •         Fast track renumbering
  •         See full instructions at Editing Tags

Audio Library
  •         Watch directories and automatically add/remove new music
  •         Hide songs on removable devices that may not always be there
  •         Save song ratings and play counts
  •         Lyrics downloading and saving
  •         Internet Radio (“Shoutcast”) support
  •         Audio Feeds (“Podcast”) support

User Interface
  •         Simple user interface to Just Play Music if you want
  •         Useful as a small window or maximized, no feeling cramped or wasted space
  •         Album cover display
  •         Full player control from a tray icon
  •         Recognize and display many uncommon tags, as well as any others you want. Especially useful for classical music.

Library Browsing
  •         Simple or regular-expression based search
  •         Constructed playlists
  •         iTunes/Rhythmbox-like paned browser, but with any tags you want (Genre, Date, etc)
  •         Album list with cover art
  •         By directory, including songs not in your library

Python-based plugins
  •         Automatic tagging via MusicBrainz and CDDB
  •         On-screen display popups
  • submission
  •         Tag character encoding conversion
  •         Intelligent title-casing of tags
  •         Find (and examine / remove) near-duplicate songs across your entire collection
  •         Audio fingerprinting of music
  •         Control Logitech Squeezebox devices.
  •         Scan and save Replay Gain values across multiple albums at once (using gstreamer)

File Format Support
  •         MP3, Ogg Vorbis / Speex / Opus, FLAC, Musepack, MOD/XM/IT, Wavpack, MPEG-4 AAC, WMA, MIDI, Monkey’s Audio
UNIX-like integration
  •         Player control, status information, and querying of library from the command line
  •         Can used named pipes to control running instance.
  •         Now-playing is available as a fixed file
 The latest version available is Quod Libet 3.6.2, which has been recently released, bringing a huge list of changes:

Installation Install Quod Libet 3.6.2 On Ubuntu instructions:

Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install quodlibet

Optional, to remove Darktable, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove quodlibet

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