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Clementine Music Player gets a PPA, Many New features

Clementine music player β€” which we previously dubbed the Ghost of Amarok 1.4 β€” 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 β€œbug” has been resolved in this latest release and I for one appreciate the difference. Also worth noting is that the initial β€˜scan’ of your library should now be much faster, too.

Clementine 0.3 also feels much more stable and robust β€” 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 β€” 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!