How To Install XiX Music Player 0.37 RC5 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 0.37 RC5, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Read more OPUS Tags.
  • Read “UNSYNCED LYRICS” in OGG/OPUS.
  • Support for folders in Multi-Rename
  • Fixed an application freeze when an encoded picture frame was found in a flac file
  • Buffer length can be changed in the configuation dialog
  • Search now searches all added tags
  • Added a webbrowser unit LAZBRO (http://www.wascal.net/)
  • Show Wikipage of artist with external browser (English and Language chosen for XiX), or with integrated LAZBRO browser
  • Show complete LastFM artist Information & most played songs on LastFM from artist (integrated)
  • Save BEGIN and END trim of song
  • Play now start at the BEGIN trim and stop at the END trim setting of song. This way you can skip unwanted intro’s or silence.
  • Added very basic DSD support. (Added .dff and .wav)
  • Number of times a song was played didn’t get saved. (I do not save it in the ID3-Tag, if you want this feature, let me know)
  • Saved state of SHUFFLE was not shown at first start
  • Added Grouping, SubTitle, Conductor, Orchestra, Original Title, Original Year, Interpreter to the tags (MultiTag dialog) (MP3/FLAC/APE/OGG)
  • Save/Read Lyrics in the ID3-Tag (MP3/FLAC/APE/OGG).
  • Reading/Saving FLAC/MP3 embedded picture in MultiTag Dialog. (Also used in the Main app when no local or internet folder has been found)
  • Fixed a few errors on saving FLAC/OGG Tags in RENAME and INFO Dialog.
  • Reading CD-TEXT is seperated from reading CD. Some bugs are gone, but still not 100% correct.

In this article I will show you how to install XiX Media Player 0.37 RC5 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 0.37 RC5 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 0.37 RC5 – 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 0.37 RC5 – 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 0.37 RC5, do:

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

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