How To Install XiX Media Player 0.39b On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, 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 0.39b, which has been recently released, coming with some new features and improvements:

  • Rip CD: Artist name did not show when reading CD information.
  • Added library support. You can have as many different libraries (Folders that you want to in/exclude) as you want, and change on the fly. You can however only use one library at once.
  • If a library is found when config file needs to be renewed, you can import your folders in the wizard.
  • Possible to chose your audio device
  • Scheduled Radio Stream Recording can be made recurrent. Recordings can be renamed and copied automatically.
  • If LAME and/or FLAC are not installed, you will get the message before the track actually gets ripped
  • In Multi Tagging you can now select to include or not the lyrics for all selected songs
  • Unselecting Follow song works again
  • In full Media Mode you can swipe right/left for next/previous song. You can swipe up/down to change volume (Tablets)
  • QT4: Fixed a problem with switching between Fullscreen Media Mode and normal mode.

 how to install XiX Media Player 0.39b 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, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014 g

In this article I will show you how to install XiX Media Player 0.39b 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, 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 0.39b on 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.

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 0.39b – 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 0.39b – Qt:

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

Optional, to remove XiX Media Player 0.39b (either GTK or Qt), do:

$ sudo apt-get remove xix-media-player*

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