How To Install DeadBeef On Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

As you may know, DeaDBeeF is an audio player written in C and C++, running on Linux. It supports a lot of formats, like: mp3, ogg, flac/oga, ape, wav, wv/iso.wv, aac/m4a, alac, mpc/mpp/mp+, tta, wma, shn, sid, nsf, mod, s3m, vtx, vgm/vgz, psf, midi, audio cds, all formats supported by ffmpeg, dumb, gme, libsndfile, adplug, and more!

The latest version available is DeadBeeF, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • fixed GTKUI maximized window layout saving/restoring
  • fixed GTKUI maximized window column autoresize saving/restoring
  • fixed artwork plugin version checks
  • disabled bogus shift-jis detection, which was overriding cp1252
  • fixed mp3 bitrate calculation regression
  • fixed wrong padding of formatted time
  • fixed importing legacy title formatting fields bug
  • fixed incorrect output format after resuming paused session
  • fixed $ext title formatting bug
  • fixed %tracknumber% title formatting bug
  • fixed auto-updating title formatting fields
  • fixed FreeBSD compile issues
  • fixed cache cleaner crash bug
  • fixed crash when trying to play GYM files
  • fixed importing legacy playlist grouping config
  • fixed FLAC metadata field mapping
  • fixed FLAC metadata track/total and disc/total splitting

Installation instructions:

To install DeadBeef on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the deadbeef package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-player
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install deadbeef

Optional, to remove deadbeef, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove deadbeef

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