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Music App ‘Musique’ Adds Album Sorting, Gapless Playback and Playlist Tweaks

Music Sorting Comes to Musique 1.3 (OS X Screenshot)

Sorting Options Features in Musique 1.3 (OS X Screenshot)

It’s a good week for music fans on Linux. Following the recent update to Banshee comes a new release of the lightweight Qt music player Musique.

Musique 1.3 builds on the core feature set found in previous versions by adding the much-requested option to sort artists and albums in the grid views by name, popularity, year, etc.

Also new in this update is a “reworked” playlist that now shows a small album cover thumbnail for the playing track; notifications on song change; and support for gapless playback for those using the GStreamer Phonon backend.

Various bug fixes are also included, as are performance improvements in the album and artist grids, and a wider selection of image formats for local album art.

Musique 1.3 is available to install from the Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 & 13.10 – no PPAs, no .deb packages necessary:

Install Musique 1.1 from the Ubuntu Software Center