Cantata MPD Client 2.4.0 Released [How-to Install]

Cantata, an open-source qt5 graphical MPD Client, released version 2.4.0 a days ago.Here ’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.

Cantata is now in a bug-fix only state.Version 2.4.0 is likely to be the last feature release.Changes in the release include:

  • Add ‘Read offset’ setting for AudioCDs.
  • Show invalid files in playlists using red text.
  • Add ‘Remove Invalid Tracks’ to playlist context menu.
  • Allow OPML URLs in podcast add URL dialog.
  • Allow to read local RSS / OPML files in podcast search dialog.
  • Add action to export current podcast subscriptions to OPML file.
  • Add searching for radio stations on Community Radio Browser.
  • Show bits in technical info.
  • Add –fullscreen command-line option to start fullscreen.
  • Add ‘aac’ and ‘libfdk_aac’ as supported encoders.

Cantata MPD Client 2.4.0 Released [How-to Install]

How to Install Cantata 2.4.0 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and upcoming Ubuntu 20.04, you can install the new release package via the unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher.When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata-qt

Type user password (no asterisk feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Cantata MPD Client 2.4.0 Released [How-to Install]

2. For those who have a previous release installed, upgrade Cantata via Software Updater:

Cantata MPD Client 2.4.0 Released [How-to Install]

or install it for the first time via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install cantata mpd

Uninstall:

To remove cantata MPD client either use system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove cantata

To remove the PPA repository, launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

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