Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, aTunes is an open-source, multi-platform music player, organizer and music ripper, having support for the most important file formats: mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4, m4a, ra, rm, cue. Also, it can rip CDs using cdda2wav, lame, flac and oggenc.
The latest version available is aTunes 3.1.2, which has been released a while ago. Among others, it has support for storing metadata for files, a playlist option for stopping the playback after the current track has been implemented, a new option for creating, loading and saving playlists has been added and it now downloads podcasts faster.
In this article I will show you how to install aTunes 3.1.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy, Kwheezy and Crunchbang.
Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the deb package from the project’s sourceforge page and install it, via the command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg, due to the fact that it also handles dependencies:
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/atunes/files/atunes/aTunes%203.1.2/atunes_3.1.2-1_all.deb
$ sudo gdebi atunes_3.1.2-1_all.deb