Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How To Install DeadBeef 0.7.2 On Ubuntu

    DeaDBeeF is an audio player written in C and C++, running on Linux. It supports a lot of formats, like: mp3, ogg, flac/oga, ape, wav, wv/iso.wv, aac/m4a, alac, mpc/mpp/mp+, tta, wma, shn, sid, nsf, mod, s3m, vtx, vgm/vgz, psf, midi, audio cds, all formats supported by ffmpeg, dumb, gme, libsndfile, adplug, and more!

DeaDBeeF 0.7.2 changelog

The latest version available is DeadBeeF 0.7.2, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
  • fixed title formatting %filename% crash
  • fixed streaming of aac content in mp4 container
  • added https:// support to vfs_curl (Viktor Semykin)
  • added zh_TW translation to deadbeef.desktop (laichiaheng)
  • fixed loading cue sheets without any metadata fields
  • fixed file close bug in VTX plugin
  • fixed evaluating nested square brackets syntax in title formatting
  • improved support for large fields in ID3v2 tags
  • fixed potential crash bug in artwork plugin
  • fixed path separator '/' escaping regression in converter
  • moved ffmpeg plugin to the end of plugin list, to prevent conflicts with other input plugins
  • added $fix_eol, $hex title formatting
  • fixed importing [, ] and \n characters from old configuration files
  • fixed "Group by artist/date/title" title formatting
  • added enumerating/exposing of all supported file extensions to ffmpeg plugin (Xinya Zhang)
  • fixed handling of ':' in file path in vfs_zip plugin
  • fixed old ffmpeg versions support
  • fixed wma decoder loudness issue
  • fixed DCA buffer allocation, to make it more musl-friendly
  • added $num implementation to title formatting (Peter Lamby)
  • fixed --nowplaying-tf behavior when player is stopped
Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party packages, so installing the software on Ubuntu is easy. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the deadbeef package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-player

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install deadbeef
  Optinal, to remove deadbeef, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove deadbeef

1 comment:

  1. Haven't tried this method in LM 18, but it looks more promising than the conventional "sudo apt-get install deadbeef" (which returns a lot of uninistallable package errors). Always better to go to the author's repo, imo. So glad they kept it working.