Music

Audacious 3.7.2 Advanced Audio Player released

Audacious 3.7.2 recently released, is one of the best lightweight music player – is an advanced, feature rich music player for GNOME using GTK 3 interface. Its got a clean interface, with support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

Linux Spotify client 1.x is now in stable state. According to the developers, “The intention was to fix a few of the bigger issues and then quickly move this to stable. That never happened, since after September, we have had no developers working on the linux client. There are still lots of problem with this version of the client for linux, but we are now seeing much more problems with the old client“.

Cantata 2.1 Music Player released

Cantata 2.1 Music Player recently released, is a feature-rich and user friendly client for Music Player Daemon (MPD). MPD is a background application that can be used to play music. Cantata can be compiled with KDE support, or as a pure Qt4 application. The interface is very configurable – most views can be shown as either a list or tree structure. Cantata 1.5.2 changelog Re-add all album sorts from Cantata 1.

Lollypop 0.9.77 GNOME Music Player released

Lollypop 0.9.77 just released, is an open-source, GNOME audio player developed in GTK+3, and was created as an alternative to Rhythmbox. Lollypop provides support for mp3/4, ogg and flac, Genre/Cover browsing, Genre/Artist/Cover browsing, Search, Queue, Party mode, Replay gain, Cover art downloader, Context artist view. The latest version available is Lollypop 0.9.77, which has been recently released, coming with small changes: Fix issue with cover drawing Fix issue with player Install Lollypop 0.

MuseScore 2.0.2 – Free music composition and notation software released

MuseScore 2.0.2 which was recently made available for installation via PPA, is an open-source music composition and notation software, allowing the users tp create, edit and print music in an WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) environment. This release, focuses primarily on stability, with over 100 more bugs fixed. But we couldn’t resist making a few additional enhancements! New Features Playback of trills and other ornaments as well as glissandi and bends, with controls to customize or disable the effect New templates: various classical chamber groups, vocal ensembles, orchestras, and concert band Palette improvements: clefs, key signatures, time signatures, lines, and other palette elements that formerly required drag and drop can be added to a selected range via double click Search box in Symbols palette Zoom to 100% shortcut (Ctrl+0) Tremolo rendering improvements New symbols: treble clef with parenthesized octave indicator, pedal line with release symbol Improvements to Bravura and other music fonts Improvements to the default FluidR3 soundfont Install MuseScore 2.

Mixxx 2.0 – Free MP3 DJ Mixing Software released

Mixxx 2.0 recently released, is the most advanced, free, open source DJ software designed for DJs that allows you to mix songs live. Mixxx natively supports MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAVE, and AIFF playback (with plugins to support additional formats) and can be controlled by numerous DJ MIDI controllers. Turntables with timecoded vinyl can also be used to control Mixxx through the vinyl control feature. Mixxx runs on the Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

Radio FM To Be Enabled on BQ Ubuntu Phones

FM Radio seems to have been forgotten as a feature on modern smartphones, but it was all the rage a decade ago. Now, developers are looking at enabling that function of Ubuntu phones that support it. It’s been a long time since one of the selling points for a phone was the fact that it has FM Radio support. I still remember by Motorola v2288 and that I used to listen to the radio all the time.

Kodi 16.0 beta 3 – Jarvis released with more fixes

Following the release of Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” few weeks ago, Kodi 16.0 Beta 3 “Jarvis” had been released and this release comes with a number of fixes. Kodi formally known as XBMC is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 16.0 beta 3 changelog: Fixed: non-working touch input in file manager Fixed: workaround for MySQL 5.

Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” released with changes to music library

Following the release of Kodi 16.0 Beta 1 “Jarvis” few weeks ago, Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” had been released and this release comes with a number of changes. A notable change is when after you add a new music file source it will now ask you if you want to scan all the files in that folder using the tag data in those files and organise it for you. This was not the case with music files but was already happening when you add a video source.

Shazam a music-recognition software released a new update for Windows 10

Shazam has just released a new update for Windows 10, and you can download it free from the Windows Store. For those you may not heard of Shazam, this is an app that is best known in music-recognition technology. Shazam over the past years, is now a household for music lovers worldwide, helping them find new favorites and explore the discoveries of others. Shazam was built with the goal of connecting people to the world around them, and the app continues to take that mission to new heights.

Tomahawk 0.8.4 Social Media Player – Install on Ubuntu 15.10

Tomahawk 0.8.4 recently released, is a free, open-source cross platform social media player for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s a music player that fundamentally changes the way music is consumed and shared. It decouples the name of the song from the source it was shared from – and fulfills the request using all of your available sources. Changelog since 0.8.3 Fixed drag & drop issues on sidebar. Fixed starting Tomahawk with a filename as parameter.

Audio Recorder 1.7.5 released, Install on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

Audio Recorder 1.7.5 recently released, is an audio recorder application for the GNOME 3 and Ubuntu’s Unity Desktops. This amazing program allows you to record your favourite music and audio to a file. It can record audio from your system’s soundcard, microphones, browsers, webcams & more. Put simply; if it plays out of your loudspeakers you can record it. This can also record your Skype-calls automatically. This latest release comes with a number of bugfixes and changes.

Lollypop 0.9.61 GNOME Music Player released

Lollypop 0.9.61 just released, is an open-source, GNOME audio player developed in GTK+3, and was created as an alternative to Rhythmbox. Lollypop provides support for mp3/4, ogg and flac, Genre/Cover browsing, Genre/Artist/Cover browsing, Search, Queue, Party mode, Replay gain, Cover art downloader, Context artist view. Ubuntu user need to install Gtk 3.12 and Adwaita icons 3.14 for better experience. Lollypop 0.9.61 is just bug fix to previous release Faster playlist loading (in sqlite db) Faster cover drawing Bug fixes Install Lollypop 0.

YaRock 1.1.3 Qt Based Audio Player released

YaRock 1.1.3 recently released, is a music player written in C++ using Qt and Phonon multimedia framework and designed to provide a clean, simple and beautiful music collection based on album coverart. Yarock is Qt4 Modern Music Player designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art. YaRock 1.1.3 changelog: New : new radionomy radio service (replace shoutcast) New : add radio cover for all radio views New : add symbolic link support for file system view New : add MP4 audio files tag reading New : add ape files import into playqueue New : add browsing history support for stream link in radio views BugFix : fix network redirection management BugFix : fix volume slider for phonon engine BugFix : fix “lyrics.

ExMplayer 5.0.1 GUI for MPlayer released

ExMplayer 5.0.1 recently released, is a free GUI front-end for award-winning MPlayer with 3D/2D video playback support, tools like audio converter,media cutter and audio extractor. It can play audio,video,dvd files(.vob),vcd files(.mpg,.dat) etc and supports network streaming. ExMplayer plays different video and audio formats, including MPEG-1, -2 and -4 (DivX), H.264,H265 /HEVC,VP9, Ogg Vorbis and AAC. Supports subtitles, 3D video playback, wide variety of 3D formats supported. ExMplayer 5.0.1 changelog: Added video downloader,youtube-dl needed Added movie animator Added software video equaliser Improved thumbnail seeking Fixed powersaving Install ExMplayer 5.

Audacious 3.7-alpha1 ready for testing

Audacious 3.7-alpha1 is now available and ready for testing. As we know, Audacious is one of the best lightweight music player – is an advanced, feature rich music player for GNOME using GTK 3 interface. Its got a clean interface, with support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface orchange things up with Winamp Classic skins.

Audacity 2.1.1 Released

Audacity 2.1.1 recently released, is a free, open source, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. A notable improvement is the new “Crossfade Tracks” effect which can now be used for crossfading two tracks. This replaces Cross Fade In and Cross Fade Out. Audacity 2.1.1 changelog Improvements Effects Built-in effects now support presets. New Limiter effect replaces Hard Limiter effect.

Spotify Client 1.0.7 beta for Linux released

Spotify Client 1.0.7 beta for Linux has just been recently released and this release comes with a number of new features and bug fixes. All the various bugs with text/mouse input in the 0.9.x client; Like the client not giving up mouse focus; Or crashing on drag/drop; Or text input not working on some window managers, have all ben taken cared of. New features in the 1.x client which are specific to the Linux client: “Now playing” notifications can be switched off in the settings page, and libnotify is a suggested (not recommended) package dependency.

Lollypop 0.9.15 GNOME Music Player released

Lollypop 0.9.15 recently released, is an open-source, GNOME audio player developed in GTK+3, and was created as an alternative to Rhythmbox. Lollypop provides support for mp3/4, ogg and flac, Genre/Cover browsing, Genre/Artist/Cover browsing, Search, Queue, Party mode, Replay gain, Cover art downloader, Context artist view. Ubuntu user need to install Gtk 3.12 and Adwaita icons 3.14 for better experience. Lollypop 0.9.15 changelog since 0.9.10 Fix an input issue Many fixes for Ubuntu Fix party mode for recents and populars Fix player for compilations Notify user when updating database Add help Fix visual aspect in Ubuntu Fix Ubuntu 14.

Tomahawk 0.8.4 Social Media Player released

Tomahawk 0.8.4 recently released, is a free, open-source cross platform social media player for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s a music player that fundamentally changes the way music is consumed and shared. It decouples the name of the song from the source it was shared from – and fulfills the request using all of your available sources. Changelog since 0.8.3 Fixed drag & drop issues on sidebar. Fixed starting Tomahawk with a filename as parameter.

DeaDBeeF 0.6.2 Ultimate Music Player released

DeaDBeeF 0.6.2 recently released, is an audio player for GNU/Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris and other UNIX-like systems. DeaDBeeF is also available as an Android version, which is a very different product. With DeaDBeef, you can drag and drop, both in playlist, and from other apps, customize groups in playlists etc. DeaDBeeF 0.6.2 changelog added “Stop playback after current album finished” (Aleksejs Popovs) added ALAC, OPUS, OggFlac encoder presets (Ian Nartowicz) added configure option to build artwork plugin without network support added new widget for muting chiptune voices added support for SHIFT-JIS charset detection/recoding (off by default) fixed “stop after current” bug, which required player restart on every change fixed –gui command line option fixed GUI seeking accuracy bug fixed bug in extended frame flags conversion between ID3v2.

Audacious 3.6.1 Advanced Audio Player released

Audacious 3.6.1 recently released, is one of the best lightweight music player – is an advanced, feature rich music player for GNOME using GTK 3 interface. Its got a clean interface, with support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

Rhythmbox 3.2.0 released with Soundcloud plugin support

Rhythmbox 3.2.0 recently released, is an easy to use music management program. It supports playlist creation, a wide range of audio formats (including mp3 and ogg), iPod integration, audio CD playback and burning, podcasts, internet radio, and music sharing. Rhythmbox 3.2.0 changelog Support for disc and track total tags (Hubert Figuiere) Soundcloud plugin Ability to clear, re-fetch and manually set cover art using the song info window Build fixes for Mac OS X (Andrew Brown) Many style and layout fixes (Trinh Anh Ngoc) Bugs fixed: same songs played after reading a playlist no easy way to unselect the browse by album,artist,genre option Unclear string “in” for translation rhythmbox skips one or two songs after playing certain songs configure warning: ‘INCLUDES’ is the old name for ‘AM_CPPFLAGS’ (or ‘*_CPPFLAGS’) Add track count and disc count to the database data: Add Vorbis aliases as supported mime-types Failure to build with tdb 1.

Audacity 2.1.0 released with lots of improvements

Audacity 2.1.0 recently released, is a free, open source, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. A notable improvement is the new “Crossfade Tracks” effect which can now be used for crossfading two tracks. This replaces Cross Fade In and Cross Fade Out. Improvements Effects: LADSPA, VST and Audio Unit (OS X) effects now support real-time preview, save/load of user presets and saving effect settings across sessions.

Cantata 1.5.2 Music Player released

Cantata 1.5.2 recently released, is a feature-rich and user friendly client for Music Player Daemon (MPD). MPD is a background application that can be used to play music. Cantata can be compiled with KDE support, or as a pure Qt4 application. The interface is very configurable – most views can be shown as either a list or tree structure. Cantata 1.5.2 changelog Fix Ubuntu Touch builds. When refreshing search menu, clear items first!

VLC for Windows Phone is now available for download

The much awaited VLC Player app for Windows Phone is now available in Store for download. Please note that this version is the fist beta of the port of VLC media player to the Windows Phone platform. This is the first version of the port to Windows Phone. VLC media player is a portable, free and open-source, cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports most audio and video compression formats, files and streaming protocols.

Install XBMC 13 Gotham Rises Media Center in Ubuntu

XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Gotham is the codename for XBMC Media Center version 13 which was released on May 4th 2014. XBMC Media Center was formally known as XBox Media Center but was later changed sometime in 2009. This tutorial will show you how to upgrade or install this free and open-source media center in Ubuntu 14.

Install Clementine in Ubuntu

Clementine is a multiplatform music player focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music. This latest release 1.2.3 comes with a number bug fixes and features including fixing dependencies for Ubuntu 14.04 and upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Major features are: Add support for indexing and playing music from Box, Dropbox, Skydrive, and Ubuntu One. Add support for Subsonic Remote control support for Android Add a Playlist tab to the sidebar.