Saturday, May 13, 2017

How to install Babe Music Player on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

Babe Music Player is a promising new tiny Qt Babe music player to keep your favorite songs at hand. Babe will handle all your whole music collections, hence letting you create custom playlists to organize your music with ease. Before we proceed on how to install Babe Music Player on ubuntu, lets look further on what it offers.

Qt Babe Music Player Features
  • Babe has three different view modes: 
    • the mini mode keeps on top of the windows and its size is just 200x200 px ,just displaying the art and playback controls
    • the playlist mode is unobtrusive and displays a list of your songs
    • the collection view let's you browse your whole music collection by tracks, artists and albums, also let's you get information about the current song playing.
  • search keys to filter the results:
    • location:  (example: to see all the tracks from the YouTube extension: "location:youtube")
    • artist: (get all matching artists)
    • album: (get all matching albums)   
    • title: (get all matching titles)
    • genre: (get all matching genres)
  • quickly append search results, albums, artists and tracks to the main playlist or save them to a specific playlist
  • create colored mood tags for tracks that modify the main playlist color
  • use the chromium extension to babe your favorite youtube music videos and Babe will fetch the art and metadata of the track
  • quickly move between albums/artists with the playAll button that shows on hover in all the artworks
  • get native kde notifications for the plasma desktop
  • add songs to a queued special playlist if you want to play some track next
Installation instructions:

 Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

$ git clone

$ cd babe-music-*

$ sudo apt-get install valac libgee-0.8-dev libgtk-3-dev libsoup2.4-dev libtagc0-dev libtag1-dev libges-1.0-dev libnotify-dev

$ sudo ln -s /usr/share/vala/vapi/gee-0.8.vapi /usr/share/vala/vapi/gee-1.0.vapi

$ valac --pkg gstreamer-1.0 --pkg gtk+-3.0 --pkg taglib_c --pkg gee-1.0 --pkg libxml-2.0 --pkg libsoup-2.4 --pkg libnotify babe.vala stream.vala lastfm.vala widgets.vala LyricFetcher.vala list.vala playlist.vala

$ ./babe

Option, how to uninstall Qt Babe Music Player from Ubuntu

$ sudo rm babe-music-*

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  1. You're using the wrong repository. What you're compiling is an old and unfinished version written in vale and gtk3, the Babe you want is at this repo:

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