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Music App Musique Adds Scrobble Support, Faster Scanning

artist view in musique 1.1

Support for Last.FM scrobbling has been added to the visually attractive music player Musique – which was�formerly�known as MiniTunes.

In keeping with the apps’ minimal ethos the log-in dialog to enable the feature is a suitably simple affair:

lastfm login in musique

The update also sees a raft of other improvements made to the app, including: -

  • Faster music collection scanning
  • Wider selection of artist photos
  • Track titles corrected using Last.fm data
  • Supports reading of album covers stored locally and embedded in files
  • Able to read embedded lyrics in audio files

There a few things still missing, such as Sound Menu and Quicklist support in Ubuntu, but these are trivial and don’t otherwise detract from the player itself.

How to Install Musique in Ubuntu

Installing Musique in Ubuntu 10.04 through 12.04 can be done by adding the following third-party PPA to your Software Sources: -

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/minitunes
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install musique

For the PPA-weary a tarball of Musique can be downloaded from the official website.