How To Install Quod Libet 3.4 On Fedora, OpenSUSE 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 3.4, which has been recently released, bringing a huge list of changes:

  • Improved Gnome 3.16 compatibility
  • Fixes for the list tooltips in combination with GTK 3.16 scrollbars
  • Include symbolic icons for gnome-shell 3.16
  • Album browser: faster cover loading
  • Devices: fix detection of Sansa Clip+ with some setups
  • Prefs: restore active tab
  • Songlist: support patterns in the filter song list menu
  • New shortcut ctrl+shift+j, like ctrl+j but refilters the browser always
  • Make build reproducible
  • MP4: include codec information in ~format (needs a library reload)
  • GStreamer: fix a deadlock when seeking right at a song change
  • Queue: don’t decide the next song too early
  • Song info widget: provide the full song context menu
  • CLI: –run to make QL start if it isn’t already. Useful for pairing with other commands like –play-file.
  • Add supported mime types to desktop file
  • CLI: –play-file doesn’t add songs to the library anymore
  • Fix QL starting twice if started in quick succession
  • Tooltips: don’t span multiple monitors
  • MPD-Server: Fix a crash when changing the port number
  • Fix short hang on shutdown with GStreamer plugins active
  • Fix setting an embedded image in case the file doesn’t have tags
  • Fifo: Fix commands failing in case QL is busy

In this article I will show you how to install Quod Libet 3.4 on Fedora 20, OpenSUSE 13.2 and OpenSUSE 13.1.

Because it is available via repository, installing Quod Libet 3.4 on Fedora and OpenSUSE systems is easy. All you have to do download the repository, update the local repository index and install the quodlibet package. Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Quod Libet 3.4 on Fedora 20 systems:

$ wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/lazka0:/ql-stable/Fedora_20/home:lazka0:ql-stable.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/home:lazka0:ql-stable.repo
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install quodlibet

Optional, to remove Quod Libet, do:

$ sudo yum remove quodlibet

How to install Quod Libet 3.4 on OpenSUSE 13.2 systems:

$ wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/lazka0:/ql-stable/openSUSE_13.2/home:lazka0:ql-stable.repo -O /etc/zypp/repos.d/home:lazka0:ql-stable.repo
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install quodlibet

Optional, to remove Quod Libet, do:

$ sudo zypper remove quodlibet

How to install Quod Libet 3.4 on OpenSUSE 13.1 systems:

$ wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/lazka0:/ql-stable/openSUSE_13.1/home:lazka0:ql-stable.repo -O /etc/zypp/repos.d/home:lazka0:ql-stable.repo
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install quodlibet

Optional, to remove Quod Libet, do:

$ sudo zypper remove quodlibet

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