How To Install Clementine 1.3 On Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

As you may know, Clementine is an open-source, multiplatform music player, similar to Amarok 1.4, offering an intuitive and simple interface for the user.

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The latest version available is Clementine 1.3 which has been released a while ago, coming with a lot of improvements.

Major features:

  • support
  • Seafile support
  • Add Ampache compatibility (through Subsonic service)
  • Add new analyzer “Rainbow Dash”
  • Answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything
  • Add “Psychedelic Colour” mode to all analyzers

Other features:

  • Add left click to fullsize cover on playing widget.
  • Add m4b support for non-drm files.
  • Ignore English articles for library sorting.
  • Improve the organize dialog.
  • Add an option to warn before closing a playlist tab.
  • Add an option to disable the pause notification.
  • Add options to hide some internet services.
  • Add an option to disable inline song metadata editing.
  • Add “details below” and “no details” now playing widget options.
  • Add “no song details” now playing widget option.
  • Add icons to the extras menu.
  • Add a source icon for CD tracks.
  • Allow user to remove directories in the Files tab.
  • Add ability to remove unavailable items from playlist.
  • Add a button to the transcode dialog to add all files in a directory.
  • Make it impossible to collapse either side of the MainWindow splitter.
  • Add menu items for updating and doing a full rescan of Google Drive.
  • Increase Soundcloud cover image size.
  • Add the ability to pause Spotify tracks.
  • Add the ability to add or remove a Spotify track to a Spotify playlist
    through context menu.
  • Add Spotify tracks to Spotify playlists by drag and drop.
  • Add ability to get a link to share Spotify playlists and songs.
  • Improve handling of Spotify Top Tracks and compilations.
  • Add playlist actions to Spotify songs.
  • Add ability to automatically set podcast as listened after successfully
    sending it to a device.
  • Add ability to order podcasts by age.
  • Allow user to download multiple podcasts at the same time.
  • Add ability to cancel podcast downloads in progress.
  • Allow user to hide listened podcast episodes.
  • Huge improvement of the speed at startup.
  • Improve performance of mass rating changes.
  • Improve ripping performance.
  • Persistent cache for pixmaps. Huge improvement of the performance when
    scrolling the library for example.
  • Add AppData file for Clementine (for GNOME and KDE Software Centers).
  • Add iPod-like behaviour to previous button.
  • Add HipHop and Kuduro equalizers.
  • Remember current playlist between restarts.
  • IDv3 tag lyrics support.
  • Scroll to last played track when switching playlists.
  • Add stop after each song repeat mode.
  • Sort discs numerically when using Group by disc.
  • Add ability for sort by group and performer in the library view.
  • Parse the year of a disc from musicbrainz.
  • Add track intro mode.
  • Add ability to add a search term with tab and space in the smart playlist
  • Add love/ban ( global shortcuts.
  • Add support for “original year” tags.
  • Send album artist to with liblastfm >= 1.0.0.
  • Add sample rate selection.
  • Add option to change the time step when seeking using the keyboard.
  • Playlist sort by album considers disc and track numbers.
  • Add options for double clicking song in the playlist.
  • Volume slider handles glow effect using system theme.
  • Library view sort line themable.
  • Show track durations in the CD ripper dialog.
  • Add ability to read REM DISC tag from Cue sheet.
  • Add ability to lock/unlock rating edit status.
  • Add the support of trackNum elements in XSPF.
  • Add support for inhibiting the screensaver on windows.
  • Add “Smart Playlists” for Subsonic.
  • Add lyrics from AZLyrics.
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  • Add lyrics from Musixmatch.
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Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install Clementine on Ubuntu, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the clementine package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install clementine

Optional, to remove clementine, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove clementine

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

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