Pandora Client `Pithos` 1.0.1 Released With Bug Fixes

Pithos 1.0.1 was released recently and it includes some minor improvements and bug fixes – for instance, the bug that was causing the Ubuntu Sound Menu to stop working when using Pithos was fixed in this release.For those not familiar with Pithos, this is a simple Pandora.com client which includes features such as:cover art;thumbs up […]

Spotify For Linux Gets A Refreshed User Interface, Other Changes

Spotify is a music streaming service that comes with native clients for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux as well as mobile devices such as iOS, Android, BlackBerry, etc. The service is available in quite a few countries, including US, UK, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands and more – see the Spotify Geographic availability @ Wikipedia.The […]

Command Line YouTube Player `mps-youtube` Gets YouTube Playlists Support, More

mps-youtube, a command line tool to search, play and YouTube videos with local playlists support, has received quite a few changes since our previous article about it. The most important new feature is YouTube playlist support: you can now search and play YouTube playlists.Searching YouTube playlists in the latest mps-youtubeUnfortunately, mps-youtube doesn’t yet support downloading […]

New Command Line YouTube Player And Downloader With Local Playlists Support

youtube-dl is probably the most popular command line YouTube (and not only) downloader for Linux but there’s a new tool that tries to do things a bit differently.pms-youtube (quite an unfortunate name :D) is a new tool which, besides being able to download YouTube videos (either the whole video or just the audio), can also […]

Rhythmbox CoverArt Browser Plugin Reaches Version 1.0

CoverArt Browser, a Rhythmbox plugin to browse and play music using an album art view, has reached version 1.0.CoverArt Browser is basically more than a plugin and using it, Rhythmbox becomes a new music player. Among the plugin features are:multiple views: tiles, coverflow, carousel or roundabout;configurable search (all fields, albums, artists, etc.);display all your music […]

Banshee 2.9.0 Lands In The Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Repositories

Banshee 2.9.0 was recently uploaded to the official Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr repositories. This is the first release that uses GTK3 and among others, it adds device synchronization for Symbian.Banshee is a cross-platform media player built using Mono and GTK# that uses GStreamer for playing various media formats. It was once the default Ubuntu media […]

Clementine 1.2 Released (Amarok 1.4 Inspired Cross-Platform Music Player)

Almost a year after the previous major release, Clementine 1.2 is finally available for download with some interesting new features such as support for playing music from your Box, Dropbox and Ubuntu One account, a new Android app that lets you control Clementine remotely and more.For those not familiar with Clementine, this is a music […]

Install Rhythmbox 3.0 In Ubuntu 13.10 Or 13.04

Rhythmbox 3.0 was released more than a month ago, bringing an improved user interface, Python 3 support for the plugins and more. Unfortunately, the new version didn’t make it into Ubuntu 13.10, but there’s a PPA you can use to install it (also available for Ubuntu 13.04).Changes in Rhythmox 3.0:the plugins now use Python 3;new […]

Nuvola Player 2.2.0 Released, Needs New Maintainer

Nuvola Player is a cloud music player that integrates music services such as Grooveshark, Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora, Rdio, Hype Machine or 8tracks, with your desktop.With Nuvola Player, you get notifications, Unity quicklists, multimedia keys support, Mpris v2 support (Ubuntu Sound Menu / GNOME Shell Media Player extension integration), lyrics fetching, last.fm […]

Rhythmbox CoverArt Browser Plugin Gets New Coverflow View, Rhythmbox 2.99 Support

CoverArt Browser is a Rhythmbox plugin that lets you browse and play your music library using an album art view.The plugin comes with many useful features which basically transform Rhythmbox into a new music player: configurable search (all fields, albums, artists, etc.);display all your music or only the play queue, top rated, recently added or […]

Install Audacious 3.4 In Ubuntu Via PPA

Audacious 3.4 has been released recently and is now available in the main WebUpd8 PPA for Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10 and 12.04. The new version doesn’t come with major changes, but there are many small new features and tweaks.Audacious is an open source audio player for Linux and Windows, that ships with numerous plugins and [...]

How To Automatically Mute Music When Receiving VoIP Calls [PulseAudio]

By default, in Ubuntu and probably other Linux distributions, if you’re playing music in Rhythmbox, Audacious and so on while receiving a call in applications such as Skype, Ekiga Softphone, SFLphone VoIP Client and other VoIP applications, the music continues to play even after answering the call. PulseAudio has a feature that allows pausing or [...]

`Great Little Radio Player`: Simplistic Internet Radio Player For Linux

`Great Little Radio Player` is an Internet radio player for Linux that comes with a collection of about 400 radio stations organized by genre and you can easily add more, import or export radio stations. The application is very simplistic and doesn’t try to do anything other than play Internet radio stations and look good. [...]

Rhythmbox CoverArt Browser Plugin 0.8 Released

CoverArt Browser, a Rhythmbox plugin that lets you browse and play music using an album art view, has been updated to version 0.8 recently, getting improvements such as option to export embedded cover art in the album tracks, new light and dark icon theme and more.For those not familiar with CoverArt Browser for Rhythmbox, this [...]

Audacious 3.4 Beta 1 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

The first Audacious 3.4 beta version is available for download. Audacious is a fast, lightweight music player which comes with numerous plugins and two interfaces: a Winamp-like interface (it even supports Winamp 2.x skins) and a GTK interface.Audacious GTK interface:Audacious Winamp Classic interface:Changes in Audacious 3.4 beta 1:The old scrobbler plugin has been replaced by [...]

Minitube 2.0 And Musique 1.2.1 Released, Available In Our Ubuntu PPA

Minitube, a native Youtube client for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X which you can use to play (and download) YouTube videos without Flash, has been updated today and the new version is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04.The latest Minitube 2.0 adds YouTube categories and “standard feeds”: “Most [...]

Rhythmbox CoverArt Browser Plugin Sees New Release

CoverArt Browser, a Rhythmbox plugin to browse and play music using an album art view, has been updated to version 0.7, getting some new features as well as improvements which should make the plugin start a lot faster.The plugin isn’t the simple cover art browser it was the last time we wrote about it. Since [...]

Download Ambiance Theme For Spotify

Michael Tunnell has created a nice Ambiance theme for Spotify which makes the Spotify Linux client integrate better with the Ubuntu desktop.For those not familiar with Spotify, this is a music streaming service with comes with desktop applications for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X as well as iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone. The [...]

Audacious Media Player 3.3.3 Available To Install In Ubuntu 12.10 Or 12.04 (PPA)

Audacious is a fast, lightweight music player that focuses on high audio quality. The application comes with a huge list of plugins and with two interfaces: a GTK interface (used by default) and a Winamp 2.x like interface (to which you can switch from the menu: View > Interface > Winamp Classic Interface).Audacious has been [...]

Foobnix Music Player Gets New Ubuntu PPA

A quick update for our Ubuntu readers using Foobnix: the player has a new PPA, so remove the old one and add ppa:foobnix-team/foobnix-player instead.For those not familiar with Foobnix, this is a very interesting music player available for Linux, Windows, Mac OSX and even Android that comes with a clean design and can play formats [...]