How To Install The XIX Music Player On Linux And Raspberry Pi

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to install XIX Music Player on Linux and Raspberry Pi Linux Systems.

XiX Music Player is an open-source lightweight music player that has support for the ARM architecture, therefore works well on both Linux and Raspberry Pi Systems.

XiX Music Player supports the most popular music formats, like: mp3, ogg, flac et cetera.

This program installs itself via some installation script, and so, the installation guide works for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squeeze, Fedora 19, Fedora 18, Fedora 17, Raspbian, Arch Linux For Raspberry Pi, Pidora, etc.

Let’s start:

$ wget -c www.zittergie.be/download/MusicBrowser.zip
$ unzip MusicBrowser.zip
$ cd MusicBrowser
$ sudo sh installbass.sh

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4 comments on “How To Install The XIX Music Player On Linux And Raspberry Pi
  1. Karl says:

    Great work with the script amed for many platforms.

    Using it on my Pidora without any audio is no good for me. I have activated the libraries, but no sounds is heart.

    Any idea of settings in the player or in the alsa mixer?

  2. Karl says:

    The great XIX Music Player is now working just fine on my Pidora.

    Sounds good using 88 % of the CPU.

    Tested on ArcPi with the same promissing results.

  3. Tad says:

    How do I then run this program? I am using lxde on wheezy, and have followed these instructions. As it is, I’m still stuck with an old version of this program, which I have to log in to the Pi Store to get to. It looks really promising, and would love to try this more recent version.

    Sorry for my ignorance, but is there a way of getting a menu or desktop icon for this? If not, could anyone tell me how to run it through the command line in a terminal?

    Thanks very much 🙂

    • Arjan says:

      run wget http://www.zittergie.be/download/arm/XiXMusicPlayerPi.zip
      replace MusicBrowser with XiXMusicPlayerPi
      Then:
      Under raspbian, your best option is to create a desktop icon for a silly command from the start menu (like task manager) and edit that desktop icon by right clicking on it and selecting Leafpad. Insert the command where MusicBrowser is installed. Then just double click the desktop icon and it should open. Default directory is /home//XiXMusicPlayer if you followed this tutorial.

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