How To Install Cantata 2.1 (Music Player) On Ubuntu

As you may know, Cantata is a music player, working with KDE, or as a Qt4 application. Cantata has the most important features of a modern music player.

The latest version available is Cantata 2.1.0, which comes with the below changes and fixes:

  • Re-add all album sorts from Cantata 1.x
  • Try to detect DLNA streams (e.g. when using upmpdcli), and show as regular albums in grouped view.
  • Add option to use user’s configured icon theme, and not Cantata’s supplied
    theme. Option needs to be manually set in config file. See README for details.
  • Add filename / path to list of dynamic rule properties.

Installation instructions:

Cantata is available in two different PPAs, one for KDE/Kubuntu users, and one PPA containing the Cantata Qt packages that do not require kde dependencies.

Install Cantata on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 17.x using KDE:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cantata

Install Cantata Qt (version that does not require KDE deps) on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata-qt
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cantata

Optional, to remove cantata, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove cantata

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