Clementine is fast evolving into a fully fledged Mandarin with its latest 0.5 release which sees the Amarok 1.4 inspired player add many new features and introduce many welcome bugfixes, including

  • Device support ” iPods, MTP and USB mass storage including ‘On the fly’ transcoding of tracks if not supported by your media device
  • Queue manager
  • Organise Files dialog
  • Ability to use Wiimotes for playback control
  • Loading embedded id3v2 cover art
  • Playlist columns now stretch to fit the window size
  • Support for embedded cover art
  • Lower CPU usage during playback
  • Faster start-up time
  • No longer crashes when closing the visualisation window with the ESC key
  • Disk I/O moved to the background

You can read the full change-log here.


Clementine can be downloaded via the official site @ or, if you’re a PPA-kinda person, a shiny new PPA for Lucid and Maverick users is ready to use.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install clementine

Clementine is also available for Windows & OS X.

As ever, thanks to zacH

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