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Clementine Music Player gets a PPA, Many New features

Clementine music player ” which we previously dubbed the Ghost of Amarok 1.4 ” slipped out a new release a few days back, adding a veritable punnet of new features, bug fixes and translations.

New features in this .3 release include: -

  • Clementine now uses GStreamer to play music
  • There is now an equalizer in the Tools menu
  • Cross-fading between tracks, and gapless playback
  • Better tag editing
  • Undo and redo in the playlist
  • Minor addition of play/pause icon to tray icon
  • New options to sign out of Last.fm and to hide the Last.fm buttons

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Full change-log can be read @ code.google.com/p/clementine-player/source/browse/trunk/Changelog

Juiciest selection yet

In testing out the latest release there is one thing I can say I’ve noticed: speed.

The previous versions of Clementine had an annoying habit of scanning my music collection on start-up which, given my music collection is quite large, sometimes slowed proceedings down. This “bug” has been resolved in this latest release and I for one appreciate the difference. Also worth noting is that the initial ‘scan’ of your library should now be much faster, too.

Clementine 0.3 also feels much more stable and robust ” the previous version suffered from a few annoying bugs that resulted in a slightly crash-tastic personality. Not so with 0.3 I’m pleased to say ” it hasn’t crashed once in over an hour of use.

Last.FM is working just as flawlessly as in the previous version.

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Installation/download

You can install Clementine from the Clementine PPA: -

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:riccetn/clementine
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install clementine

Alternatively you can install Clementine using the following .deb files: -

Clementine project page: http://code.google.com/p/clementine-player/

Thanks to zacH for the heads-up!