How To Install Quod Libet 3.3 On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Quod Libet is an open-source GTK+ music player that uses Mutagen tagging library, being able to deal with big libraries.

The latest version available is Quod Libet 3.3, which has been recently released, bringing a huge list of changes.

  • Support –query with all browsers that have a search entry.
  • Songlist: Scroll to playing song when replacing the list.
  • Songlist: Scroll to first selected song and restore selection for it on re-sort.
  • Consider all songs in an album for finding (embedded) album art.
  • Support month (30 days) in time queries
  • Support playing a song that is not in the song list.
  • Support numeric date search e.g. #(2004-01 < date < 2004-05)
  • Playlists browser: make delete key remove the selected songs from the current playlist
  • File tree: Show XDG desktop/downloads/music folders if available
  • File tree: List mountpoints on linux
  • Show the filter menu in secondary browser windows (filter shortcuts work there as well now)
  • Add alt+[1-9] shortcut for notebook widgets to jump the a specific page
  • Support loading ADTS/ADIF files (*.aac). Needs mutagen 1.27.
  • Search: New regex modifier “d” which makes all letters match variants with diacritic marks (accents etc.).
  • Enabled by default for normal text searches. Sigur Ros will now find songs containing Sigur Rós. For regex and exact searches use /Sigur Ros/d and “Sigur Ros”d to enable.
  • New ~people:real tag which filters out “Various Artists” values
  • Prefer artist over albumartist for single songs in ~people

For more information about this release, see the official changelog.

how to install Quod Libet 3.3 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, Debian 8 Jessie, Debian 7 Wheezy

In this article I will show you how to install Quod Libet 3.3 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, Debian 8 Jessie, Debian 7 Wheezy and other Ubuntu and Debian derivative systems.

For Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems, Quod Libet 3.3 is available via PPA, so all you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the quodlibet package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install quodlibet

To install Debian 8 Jessie, we have to add the repository by hand, get the key, update the repository index and install quodlibet:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://lazka.github.io/ql-debian/testing/ quodlibet-unstable/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 0C693B8F
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install quodlibet

For Debian 7 Wheezy, do:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://lazka.github.io/ql-debian/stable/ quodlibet-stable/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 0C693B8F
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install quodlibet

Optional, to remove quodlibet from either Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove quodlibet

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