XiX Music Player 0.97.106 Has Been Released

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 0.97.106, which brings the below changes:

  • Small Fixes
  • Added COPYTO menu item
  • CD Covers / Artist Images can be loaded from LastFM
  • Artist Information & Track Overview from LastFM is working again
  • Added an option to disable VU-Meter
  • Possible to remove libraries
  • Updates Lyrics plugins
  • Since Rev 79, the played files were not closed. This could lead to a crash after a while.
  • Auto Reconnect for disconnected Radio-Stream
  • LINUX: More images are using BGRABitmaps. Better support for GTK2.

Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing xix music player on Ubuntu and systems should not cause too many headaches.

All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the package for either GTK+ or Qt systems.

How to install XiX music player on Ubuntu systems using GTK:

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

How to install XiX music player on Ubuntu systems using 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 (either GTK or Qt), do:

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

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya.

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