How To Install Nightingale 1.12.1 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Nightingale is an open source multimedia player, based on Songbird. Among others, it allows the users to build custom mixes, has a feature for scanning the computer for all the audio files and place them in a playlist, it has a configurable GUI similar to iTunes and can be used in mini-player mode, has support for Microsoft MTP, allows the users to edit and save metadata tags, has Last.fm integration via plugins, makes the media files stored on visited webpages playable files and has support for importing and exporting media to and from iTunes.

The latest version available is Nightingale 1.12.1, which has been recently released, coming with bug-fixes, better Unity and Gnome Shell integration. List of changes:

  • Improved localization in every locales
  • Splash screen updated
  • “songbird” protocol is replaced by “ngale”
  • Remove newsletter from firstrun dialog
  • Play count increment fixed
  • Remove duplicate preferences menu entry on Linux
  • Allow add-ons to have localized display panes titles
  • Update add-ons locales (mashTape, Last.fm, SHOUTcast)
  • Disable metrics everywhere
  • Removed misleading warning in Watch Folder settings
  • Fixed a last.fm extension issue Issue
    Fixed importing wma files on Linux
    Added a firstrun and upgrade page
  • Migrate to new update host
  • Fix updating on Linux
  • Fix mashTape video tab

how to install Nightingale 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install Nightingale 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Nightingale 1.12.1 on the listed Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the needed package.

How to install Nightingale 1.12.1 on Ubuntu and derivatives using Unity or Gnome:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nightingale

How to install Nightingale 1.12.1 on Ubuntu and derivatives using KDE, LXDE and XFCE:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nightingale-nounity

Optional, to remove nightingale or nightingale-nounity, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove nightingale*

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