How To Install XiX Media Player 0.34 On Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, XiX Music Player is an open-source lightweight music player that has support for most popular architectures, including ARM, therefore works well on both Linux and Raspberry Pi Systems.

Despite the fact that it very lightweight, it has support for the following formats: MP3, OGG, M4A, FLAC, has features that enables the users to play and rip MP3 and FLAC CDs/DVDs, has support for creating playlists, download podcasts, shuffle and repeat, reverse play, copy/delete/rename function, etc.

The latest version available is XiX Music Player 0.34, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Lyrics not found once will not be searched again, until the application is reloaded, or the lyrics are manually reloaded or 100 lyrics have not been found
  • Add a folder to the searchpath from within the filemanager tab
  • GTK version: Fullscreen should be more responsive. Graphic glitch on resoluion greater than 1920×1080 (Will be fixed in one of next release)
  • Fixed a problem when the lyrics thread was not yet finished and a new one got started. Even cached lyrics would be loaded online again.

In this article I will show you how to install XiX Media Player 0.34 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivatives.

Because it is available via PPA, installing XiX Media Player 0.34 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 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.

There are two different packages, xix-media-player built in GTK+2 and xix-media-player-qt, built in Qt5.

How to install XiX Media Player 0.34 – GTK:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xix-media-player

How to install XiX Media Player 0.34 – Qt:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xix-media-player-qt

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